Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has started a recruitment drive for more full-time firefighters in the county.
The brigade says it is particularly keen to employ more women and more people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities.
People have until 22 September to apply and must live in Bedfordshire or within 10 miles of the border.
Five fire engines in Cambridgeshire are to carry life-saving oxygen masks for small animals as part of a trial.Read the full story ›
A tractor that went up in flames after an electrical fault caused a 100 metre long running fuel fire has been completely destroyed.
Essex Fire Service used three hose reel jets to fight the fire in Saffron Walden, caused when the vehicle ground to a halt on a hill and ignited.
At one point it spread to a nearby field. It was extinguished just before midday.
"Crews used three foam hose reel jets to extinguish it. The roadway was damage by the heat and highways engineers were called to assess the damage.”
Police and fire services in Northamptonshire could merge in one of the most radical overhauls of emergency services in the country.
Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is at the forefront of those calling for reform.
But the Fire Brigades Union is against it - saying the Commissioner should concentrate on running the police force.
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The Police and Crime Commissioner in Northamptonshire has welcomed moves by the government for closer integration of the emergency services.Read the full story ›
Suffolk fire crews and care home managers have been practicing a major fire at a nursing home near Bury St Edmunds.Read the full story ›
Bonfires and firework displays are being held this weekend despite claims that a four day strike by firefighters is leaving many people 'vulnerable'.
Firefighters across the country have walked out from 6pm on Friday until 6pm on Tuesday in a dispute about pensions.
The Fire Brigade Union says government proposals that firefighters should work until they are 60 instead of 55, pay more into their pensions and get less in retirement, are unfair.
But the Fire Service says contingency plans are in place and there is adequate cover.
Firefighters across our region are set to walk out this morning in a row over retirement ages and pensions.
The strike is due to last for seven hours from 10am to 5pm.
It follows a 24-hour strike earlier this month in the long-running dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the fire service.
The fire service says "robust contingency arrangements" are in place, but people have been urged to take extra care during the strikes.
There's a warning to all of us for vigilance over the weekend, after firefighters began 3 days of strike action, leaving many areas with only basic cover.
It's the latest action in a long-running dispute over retirement age, pensions and a new fitness test. Fire services say emergencies will beattended.
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Firefighters around the region have walked out in a fresh strike as part of their long-running dispute over pensions.Read the full story ›