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BFRS response standards graphic image Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Bedfordians are being asked for their views on how Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) can better measure its incident response performance. A public consultation launched...
All Fire Service personnel who received their 20/25 year Long Service award, alongside Cllr John Chatterley, LLT Helen Nellis and Chief Fire Officer Andrew Hopkinson
16 Bedfordshire firefighters have been recognised for their long service at an awards ceremony this week (Tuesday). The 20 and 25 year Long Service and Good Conduct Awards were...
Fire crews have attended a stubble fire in fields in Renhold, which began at around 2pm today (Tuesday). Two firefighters and a police officer were hospitalised suffering...
Twinwoods fire
Firefighters say they'll be continuing to tackle a fire at Twinwoods business park for much of this evening after a massive fire started at a polystyrene factory this...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
A Bedfordshire councillor has said he will “fight tooth and nail” to stop the current police and crime commissioner (PCC) taking over the county’s fire and rescue service. But the PCC, Festus Akinbusoye...
Bob Cheveralls
A Bedford firefighter diagnosed with throat cancer has joined the call for more to be done to protect firefighters from harmful chemicals and toxins, after it was found they are twice as likely...
Luton Airport Terminal 2 Car Park Fire. Image: BFRS
Passengers have been told not to travel to Luton Airport this morning after a huge fire in a new car park broke out last night. The blaze broke out overnight in the Terminal Car Park 2 and caused...
Beds firefighters ladder group shot
2019 has brought about a fresh call from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue (BFRS) for more women and ethnic minority groups to become whole time Firefighters...
A large fire broke out at a waste management site in Elstow on Saturday morning (6 August), requiring eight fire engines to put it out. Around 60 tonnes of household waste at the Veolia Waste Management...
Beds Fire and Rescue
Beds Fire and Rescue Service will launch their new Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) in April 2023 and want to hear your views.The annual consultation process is due to start...
Fire fighter tackling grass field wild fire
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has increased its council tax precept by the maximum amount allowed, meaning an increase of £3.27 per year for a Band D property. BFRS approved...
Shires House make safe demolition
Concerns were raised this morning as a demolition crew arrived at Shires House at Bedford Hospitals 'North Wing' Health Village and started to pull down parts of the building...