New location app helps save people in danger near water

New location app helps save people in danger near water

A new hi-tech app which helps identify someone’s location has been used to help save two people who were in danger in and around water.

Advice on unofficial public relations work in the Balearics

Young British nationals travelling to Majorca will receive tips on how to avoid exploitation as part of an annual Border Force operation designed to safeguard holiday makers.

Bedfordshire firefighters fly 6,000 miles to share their knowledge

Bedfordshire Firefighters fly 6,000 miles to share their knowledge, skills and comradery with counterparts in Kenya – and see how their contribution is saving lives overseas.

New faces for Beds fire authority

Councillor John Chatterley, from Central Bedfordshire Council, has been elected as chairperson of the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority at its Annual General Meeting. The meeting was held at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (BFRS) headquarters in Kempston on 6 June 2019.

Ampthill Community Fire Station Open Day

Ampthill Community Fire Station hosted their annual station Open Day on Saturday 1 June, 2019.

Bedfordshire’s emergency services simulated a terrorist attack

Bedfordshire’s emergency services joined forces to respond to a simulated terrorist attack.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) led the exercise at Queensbury Academy, Dunstable, on Tuesday (May 28), working alongside Bedfordshire Police and East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).

New rescue equipment to help get people out of trouble in Bedfordshire’s waterways

To help rescue people in trouble in open water, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with partners to install rescue equipment in areas noted as high-risk.

Safety advice for unmodified Whirlpool tumble dryers

Safety advice for consumers for Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 – September 2015.

Drowning Prevention Week 29 April – 5 May 2019

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) Be Water Aware campaign. The week-long national campaign runs from 29th April – 5 May 2019 and highlights the risk of accidental drowning.

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Public Safety News and information

Take a look at all the Public Safety News for the Cranfield and Marston Vale area. Includes news from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and emergency planning from local councils, such as the Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum , which includes Bedfordshire Prepared.