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Police takeover of Fire and Rescue Services “will damage public safety” warns FBU

Fire budgets could be cut in favour of policing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned after fire authorities lost a bid to block a takeover from West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Firefighters’ vital community engagement work could also be threatened as...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Police Community Support Officers to undertake instruction in on-call firefighting duties

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Herefordshire and Shropshire will undertake training to become on-call firefighters as part of a new pilot scheme, reports ITV News and the Fire Industry Association. The scheme has been developed in collaboration between the Hereford...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016