Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service: “Please do not light bonfires”

On Sunday 5 April, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) attended 12 bonfires. Two were serious fires; one a fire in a rear garden that spread to the property. Ten per cent of the property was damaged by fire and fifty per cent was damaged by smoke.

The other was a fire involving a large amount of building materials which was left unattended. The home owner was located and advice given by the fire service and police.

Residents urged to stay home as pandemic “set to hit Bedfordshire”

People are being urged to follow the government advice on staying at home as Bedfordshire prepares for the coronavirus outbreak to increase in the county.

Emergency parcel service for the elderly

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been working together to help support communities by setting up an emergency parcel delivery service for vulnerable elderly residents.

Bedfordshire Fire Service creates a ‘virtual’ school visit

Kempston White Watch from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has made a ‘virtual school visit’ suitable for young primary school children.

The video was made in an attempt to reach out to isolated families and engage with young children on fire safety.

Take charge of battery safety when using e-cigarettes

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has said that there have been rare incidents of E-cigarettes or “vapes” exploding and seriously injuring people.

It has been suggested that battery-related issues may lead to vape explosions. The OPSS has released a list of safety tips may help you avoid a vape battery explosion or fire.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service goes green!

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has committed to become more eco-friendly as an organisation and take measures to reduce their impact on the environment.

The Service has recently adopted new fully functioning electric vehicles as part of the ‘Go Green’ scheme. However it is now introducing further changes to help reduce unnecessary waste and implement more environmentally friendly options.

New on-call trainee firefighters for Bedfordshire

Five new recruits have just started Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (BFRS) On-Call Firefighter trainee programme. After a selection process, including medical and fitness assessments, these new On-Call Firefighters begin their twelve week programme. This is a full and extensive course where they will learn everything they need to know to become fully trained Firefighters.

On-Call Firefighters attend incidents in their spare time.

New home falls response service for vulnerable people in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) are working together on a new activity aimed at improving lives.

This new trial is being delivered by the BFRS Prevention Team who will be responding to vulnerable people who fall in their homes.

BFRS says that by delivering this new service means it can support EEAST during the busy winter season.

Call for motorists to help children stay safe near schools

Campaigning schoolchildren included Wootton-based Holywell School students

Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have issued a plea for motorists to help children stay safe, following a debate on children’s road safety at a Council meeting last week.

At the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC), councillors heard from children from Wootton. They have been campaigning on the issue of road safety in their community.

The schoolchildren raised a wide range of issues, and in response Council representatives set out work that will take place to address them. This will include the appointment of a new school crossing patrol, assessing bus stops and crossings in the area and reviewing road safety information campaigns for young people.

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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.