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Junior Firefit

Junior Fire Fit is an innovative Sportivate project which has multiple benefits, combining fire education and the promotion of healthy living and fitness.

Data analysis helps Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service identify most vulnerable

Ground-breaking data analysis is enabling Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) to pinpoint precisely which residents are most at risk of fire and falls and in need of intervention.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service launched tri-service community safety officers

Cornwall’s tri-service officer project, which has now been picked up by Durham and Darlington Fire And Rescue Service, is a forerunner of the closer working relationship that is likely to develop between fire and police.

County of Cumbria to get its first blue light tri-service building

The new Furness Peninsula Blue Light Hub will accommodate not only the fire and rescue service, police and ambulance, but also other Cumbria County Council departments.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Police form partnership

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) and the Derbyshire Police have formed a limited liability partnership (LLP) which could be used as a blueprint for similar arrangements in other parts of the country.

Dorset Fire and Rescue launches Safe and Independent Living initiative

The tragedy of 13 separate fire deaths in one year has led to a transformation in how Dorset firefighters work with partner agencies to enable residents to live safely in their own homes.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service in Public Health England pilot aimed at reducing winter pressure on NHS

The reputation of the fire and rescue service in the public psyche means firefighters can often gain access to households where other services are turned away. This trusted status is enabling Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) to play a vital role in a Public Health England (PHE) pilot, aimed at reducing the winter pressure on NHS and local council services.

Yorkshire Ambulance and Humberside Fire and Rescue services partnership provides dedicated vehicle for falls

Firefighters in Humberside are providing the first response to reports of falls in the home in a pilot that is helping to reinvent the role of the fire service.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service dogs help Mersey Police find missing people

When a report of a vulnerable missing person came through to police in Liverpool recently, they turned to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) to help them in their search.