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    Article Added: 14 Apr 2021

    Devon and Somerset on-call firefighters make history This week (12 April), six on-call firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service made history when they completed the End Point Assessment of the operational firefighter apprenticeship. This is a national first – it is usually only wholetime firefighters who take this apprenticeship. Devon and Somerset Fire and ...

    Article Added: 09 Apr 2021

    An on-call fire crew came to the aid of a frightened feline trapped in a deep drain.   A crew from Whittlesey was called to a trapped animal on Dandelion Drive in Whittlesey at 7.44pm on Wednesday (April 7). They arrived to find Norman the cat had managed to trap himself in a 15 feet deep drain.  Watch Commander Kev Gilbe ...

    Article Added: 17 Mar 2021

    Colleagues across Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service joined family and friends to say a final goodbye to Cottenham firefighter Danny Granger today. Danny’s final journey began at Cottenham Fire Station where he had been an on-call firefighter for nearly 22 years. The bells went down at the fire station and firefighters and officers formed a guard of honour as the hearse pulled away from ...

    Article Added: 18 Feb 2021

    Plans for a new training facility and fire station in Huntingdon are one step closer, following approval from Huntingdonshire District Council’s planning committee. This significant project involves building a modern, fit-for purpose training centre and new community fire station at St John’s Park, north of Huntingdon.The training facilities will provide effective, reliable and realis ...

    Article Added: 17 Feb 2021

    Family and friends of firefighter Danny Granger who sadly died last week, have set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money to buy iPads and holders for the Addenbrookes intensive care unit. The fundraising page, which has already reached over £1,200, has been set up in Danny’s memory to help families of those in the critical wards see and speak to their loved ones while visiting is restri ...

    Article Added: 14 Feb 2021

    Staff across Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been paying tribute to on-call firefighter Danny Granger who sadly died in hospital yesterday evening after a four week battle with Covid-19. Danny, aged 52, had served at Cottenham Fire Station for nearly 22 years and is described as being the ‘life and soul of the station’. His watch commander Julian Bridgeman said: “Da ...

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