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London Gatwick airport fire and rescue

Here’s a picture of London Gatwick FRS Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pett, presenting Station Manager, Steve Bartlett with his Skills for Justice Award Certificate in Intermediate Incident Command while Artemis TDL’s Mark Taylor looks on.

All commanders at LGW have now achieved Intermediate or Advanced Incident Command certificates delivered by ARTEMIS TDL.

LGW is the first UKFRS to have all its commanders qualified through the same process undergone by commanders in local authority FRSs.

Fire and Rescue Incident Command book launch

This book provides a comprehensive guide to incident ground operations, from small house fires and road traffic accidents, to widespread wildfires, high-rise operations and major transport disasters.

It explores the tactics and strategies available at an incident, the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Command and those under his/her command, the legal framework within which fire ground activities must operate, good communications practice and protocols, and of course the tactics needed to ensure the safety of the public, property and the firefighters on the front line.

Buy or pre-order the book online. 

Fire and Rescue Degree : 100% student satisfaction







The University of Wolverhampton’s Fire and Rescue Degree Program has been given 100% by  third year students in the 2017/18 National Students Survey.

The course was also ranked 3rd out of 400 +  courses run at the University in the survey.  Many students have now joined fire and rescue  services across the UK, including  West Midlands Fire Service, Staffordshire FRS, and Leicestershire FRS.

The Programme

The degree programmes were designed by firefighters for firefighters and incorporate modules developed to meet the needs of the future service. The degree modules  include:

An Introduction to the modern Fire and Rescue Services which provides an overview of the FRS for those who are new to the field and need to be brought up to speed with current developments

Fire Engineering Science and Hazardous Materials  gives student a basic understanding of the science needed for effective firefighting and management of Hazmat incidents

Fire Dynamics and Suppression allow students to learn about how fire develops and can be controlled

Fire Risk Management and Operational Risk Management modules introduce students to planning an emergency service in an integrated way combining Fire Prevention, Fire Protection and Emergency Response

Fire Leadership and Command develops management skills and theory for the FRS senior command officers of the future

Emergency Planning and Interoperability and Collaboration looks at the way the UK and other countries respond to major disasters

Fire Scene Investigation helps students identify the causes and development of fires involving fatalities and major losses

Community Safety and Social Policy investigates how the service can prevent fires and other incidents occurring – saving lives and property through prevention

Fire Safety in the Built Environment and FRS Law allows students to gain an understanding of the fire safety processes used in the UK including carrying out fire risk assessments on buildings

F&RS Project allows students to investigate an issue in depth, working with services to develop “real world” solutions to real problems

For more details of the degree and how to enrol see: Fire and Rescue Degree at Wolverhampton