Category: Public Safety

Air ambulance Trek 24 challenge coming to Bedfordshire

This summer East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be hosting its first large-scale fundraising challenge since August 2019 in the form of Trek 24; an organised 24 kilometre or 24 mile walk.

Two Trek 24 events were planned to take place in 2020 but both were unable to go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Optimistically looking ahead to this summer, EAAA is excited to now be organising three Trek 24 events and bringing Trek 24 to Bedfordshire for the very first time, starting and finishing at Hexton Manor.

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Bidding for Bedfordshire Road Safety Fund 2021/22 is now open

Road safety is an integral part of community safety, which is why a fund of money will be available for community groups and relevant partners to bid into in order to try and reduce the number of people harmed on Bedfordshire’s roads.

Road casualties devastate families and communities. Collisions also cost the national economy an estimated £16.3 billion a year and add pressure on the NHS and emergency services.

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service receives award from the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Services has received an Outstanding Service to the Community Award from Susan Lousada DL, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Services was nominated for the award by Simon King, from the East of England Ambulance Service for its support to ambulance service over the past year .

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service sets up first walk in vaccination pilot in 24 hours

Like many Fire and Rescue Service’s across the country, BFRS have been utilising their services to support the mass vaccine roll out. In the last few weeks, the Service have been responsible for setting up vaccination centres across Bedfordshire and Luton in order to help vaccinate communities.

In just 24 hours, BFRS set up a walk up vaccination pilot, opening the doors to numbers of people who were eligible for the vaccine

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service looks back over the last 12 months

It has been a challenging 12 months for everyone and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has played its role by stepping up and daring to be different.

Since March 2020, staff have been providing vital falls, driving, co-responding and bariatric support to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This has enabled the upskilling of Firefighters and other Fire Service staff, freed up ambulances, reduced response times and enhanced community patient care.

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service safety tips for Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when hundreds of people throughout the country make pancakes, often before they begin a 40 day fast.

When distracted by the image of a deliciously warm pancake, fire safety may not be at the forefront of our minds. However, fat and chip pan fires can be devastating, with a very high proportion of fires resulting in injuries.

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Message from Bedford Borough Council – Stay Safe

With Met Office yellow warnings for snow and ice over the weekend and into next week, Bedford Borough Council is reminding people to stay at home as much as possible and only travel if necessary.

With snow expected over the weekend, the Council’s gritting teams will be on standby, ready to go gritting at the right time to have most impact.

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New button battery safety campaign

Working with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, and the British and Irish Portable Battery Association, the OPSS has produced safety messages on how to keep children safe.

Button batteries are used to power everyday items including car key fobs, remotes, and children’s toys – but if swallowed, they could badly injure or kill a child.

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