Exmouth on-call firefighters to hike Jurassic Coast in full kit and breathing apparatus in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity

A team of on-call firefighters are preparing to hike 33 miles across the Jurassic Coast in full fire kit and breathing apparatus, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and Devon Mind.

The firefighters, all of whom are based at Exmouth Fire Station in Devon, include Hieth George, Nigel Snowshall, Annie Tinsley, Paul Rickard, Dan Tribble Chris James, Chris Gowing and Toby Taylor. They...

Have your car washed by a firefighter

Firefighters up and down the country are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash this March 14, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity's largest national fundraising event of the year.

Motorists are invited to take their car along and...

Firefighters start 3 days of strike action

The Fire Service is urging people to take care throughout the weekend as firefighters prepare for a fresh round of strike action starting today (Friday 2 May).

While firefighters will continue to respond to 999 calls sue to a reduced workforce, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have asked that people check their fire alarms and take extra care with fire safety.

Due to...

Firefighters to strike during high flood risk

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is due to strike between 6:30am and 8.30am tomorrow morning (3 January) during a period of high flood risk.

The Met Office Yellow Weather Warning is to stay in place until late on friday night and heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow morning.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have remained neutral on the dispute but have said: “It is...

Firefighters on strike during New Year's Eve celebrations

New Year's revellers are asked to take care as Devon’s Firefighters prepare to strike again tonight in the latest action of the pensions dispute.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out tonight at 6.30pm until 12.30am on New Years Day

FBU General Secretary, Matt Wrack, said: “Christmas is just an ordinary working time for firefighters, and our members have been...

Firefighters to strike this evening

Firefighters in England and Wales will walk out on strike between 7pm and midnight tonight (Christmas Eve) in their long running dispute with the government over pensions.

The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service (DSFRS) have said that they have “substantial contingency plans in place to ensure that we will continue to respond to emergency incidents.”

The strike comes...