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Capita signs £525m fire and rescue service contract with Ministry of Defence

18 Jul 2019

Capita plc (Capita) today announces it has signed a contract worth £525m over 12 years to modernise and support improvement to the operational effectiveness of the Ministry of Defence’s fire and rescue service.

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College collaborates to deliver world-class firefighting training in Nigeria

11 Jul 2019

A team from the Fire Service College (FSC), a part of the Capita People Solutions business, has recently completed two weeks of training delivery in Nigeria to Federal Fire Service training personnel.

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Fire Service College Delivering Operational Firefighter Apprenticeships

11 Jul 2019

The Fire Service College (FSC) Firefighter Foundation Programme (FFDP) is now available to Fire Services (FRS’s) in England through the Operational Firefighter Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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College Graduation for Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service Apprentices

09 Jul 2019

Seven weeks of training undertaken in Milton Keynes and at the Fire Service College for Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service apprentice firefighters culminated in a graduation ceremony last Thursday.

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‘Celebrating difference, improving delivery’ – WFS National Training and Development Weekend 2019

28 Jun 2019

248 delegates from over 40 different fire and rescue services travelled to the Fire Service College for the 19th Annual Women in the Fire Service Training and Development Event, 21-23 June.

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"The best course that I have attended in 30 years"

27 Jun 2019

From the 10th – 20th June we delivered our brand-new Road Traffic Collision Instructors (RTCi) Course here at The Fire Service College and the feedback we have received has been nothing short of incredible.

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Dispelling RTC myths with CPD

10 Jun 2019

Earlier this month our Head of Curriculum, Ian Dunbar, delivered a successful two-day continuous professional development (CPD) event to instructors, operational staff, extrication team members and supervisory officers from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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FLAIM Trainer® virtual reality training demonstration

08 May 2019

Ian Dunbar, Head of Curriculum, Fire Service College reports on the recent demonstration at the College of the virtual reality FLAIM Training System.

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Fire Service College & JIBC partner for international exchange opportunities

07 May 2019

Providing students and instructors with new opportunities to gain an international perspective in firefighting is one of the goals of a new partnership between the Fire Service College (FSC) and the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s (JIBC) Fire & Safety Division.

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Focus on Multi-Agency Working

23 Apr 2019

Using his wealth of knowledge and experience, Ian Dunbar, who recently joined the Fire Service College as Head of Curriculum, Firefighter Core Skills, has redesigned the content and delivery of our Skills for Justice accredited Road Traffic Collision Instructors Course.

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Business continuity planning available through the Fire Service College

09 Apr 2019

The Fire Service College (FSC), part of Capita People Solutions business, is now able to offer a range of business continuity services through a partnership agreement with Horizonscan ltd.

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Raising dough for Stand Up To Cancer!

03 Apr 2019

A massive thank you to everyone, including College staff, visitors, learners and local businesses who supported the College fundraising bake sale and raffles last week, raising an amazing £538 in aid of the 2019 Stand Up To Cancer Great Bake off!

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Panel discussion exploring future proofing fire protection and improving the lives of fire service personnel

21 Mar 2019

MSA Safety welcomes you to observe a panel discussion exploring how the industry can future proof fire protection and improve the lives of fire service personnel, with a focus on breathing apparatus.

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Encouraging leadership, communication and team working

27 Feb 2019

Sixty delegates from Capita Group Property and Facilities Management recently visited the Fire Service College for the inaugural Capita Group Property Conference.

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Fire Engineer Bespoke Training

14 Feb 2019

Fire Engineers from the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) have completed a bespoke four week course at the College designed to raise their level of knowledge and understanding in this highly specialised area of fire safety.

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Second Incident Command suite opens at the College

02 Jan 2019

In response to feedback from our customers and through growing demand, the Fire Service College has created a second, fully equipped, multi-purpose Incident Command suite that consists of a control room, an anteroom and four simulation pods.

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Instructor awarded JOIFF Diploma

20 Dec 2018

Congratulations to our instructor Matt Stone who has received the JOIFF Diploma recognising his skills as an instructor. The Diploma is awarded based on criteria including observations, testimonials and written assessments.

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parkrun comes to the College

19 Dec 2018

The Fire Service College has opened its grounds to runners from across the country as it joins the nationwide movement, parkrun.

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Fire Safety Officer Course – Delivering to the highest standards

13 Dec 2018

Run on behalf of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service, the first running of the Fire Service College new one day bespoke Fire Safety Officer CPD course took place in November.

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Success at the Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards 2018

07 Dec 2018

The Fire Service College is delighted that our International Business Development and Delivery team, have received the Training Provider of the Year at the 5th Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards held in London on 7th December.

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2019 Prospectus

20 Nov 2018

The Fire Service College is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019 training prospectus, complete with a comprehensive list of new initiatives, courses and facilities.

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VisitEngland Award

12 Nov 2018

The College is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Four Star Campus Accommodation rating by VisitEngland.

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A fun night out at the fireworks

02 Nov 2018

The Fire Service College at Moreton in Marsh would like to thank everyone who came along to support last night’s bonfire celebration and fireworks display

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International Graduations

01 Nov 2018

After 4 months and 7 months of training respectively, learners from the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) have graduated from the International Fire Officer Development Programme run by the College.

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Practical Fire Investigation Level 5 Accreditation

30 Oct 2018

Learners from the first two iterations of the Level 5 Practical Fire Investigation (FI) course recently attended a graduation ceremony at the College. Guest speakers included Steph Morris, Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and John Galvin, UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK-AFI)

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Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night

09 Oct 2018

The Fire Service College Mess Club’s annual charity bonfire and fireworks display returns once again on the 1st of November 2018.

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College plays host to life saving chemical detection robots

01 Oct 2018

The College has played host to the Defence Security and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

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UK FRS Recruitment Special Interest Group

19 Jul 2018

The Fire Service College hosted a Special Interest Group on Tuesday 10th July 2018, the third since its formation in May 2017.

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“Keeping the show on the road”

10 Jul 2018

The College workshop is a busy place and the team made up of Ian Lomas as Vehicle & Equipment Manager, Jim Cowen as team leader, Dave Biddle vehicle technician and Ian Fortey as engineering fabricator all play a vital role in keeping our fleet of vehicles and venues on the run.

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The Cotswold Way Challenge

06 Jul 2018

Over the weekend of 30th June – 1st July, Hannah Barron (Sales & Events Co-ordinator at the FSC), along with 2,000 other adventurers, walked, jogged, or ran along the stunning Cotswold Way.

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National BA Challenge Call for Team Entries

02 Jul 2018

In conjunction with Women in the Fire Service, the College is supporting the participation of an all-women’s team in the 2018 National BA Challenge.

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Supporting Spirit of Fire Awards

22 Jun 2018

Sponsored by the Fire Service College, The Supporter Of The Year – Fire and Rescue Service award, was presented to representatives from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service at The Fire Fighters Charity’s Spirit of Fire Awards.

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“An epic and inspiring weekend” - WFS National Training and Development Weekend 2018

11 Jun 2018

From abseiling down the side of buildings on the College incident ground to tackling the tunnels and confined spaces on the USAR rig, there was something for everyone at the Women in Fire Service 18th National Training Development Weekend, 8 – 9 June.

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CoolFire – A dynamic piece of firefighting kit

22 May 2018

With instructors and maintenance staff trained on the use and servicing of CoolFire, the high pressure cutting and extinguisher technology will go live at the College in the coming months.

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Saudi Station Commander Development Course Graduation

15 May 2018

Twelve weeks of intensive training at the College, across a wide range of disciplines, culminated in a graduation ceremony for 104 Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defence learners from the Station Commander Development Course.

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Police & Fire Service Parliamentary Schemes Graduation Dinner 2018

27 Apr 2018

MPs, Lords, and representatives from the UKFRS and Police, and other guests came together at the end of April for the Police & Fire Service Parliamentary Schemes 2018 Graduation Dinner. The Fire Service College is proud to sponsor the Fire Service Parliamentary Scheme.

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Crews aim high during training exercise

24 Apr 2018

Crews from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) took part in a specialist evening training exercise at the Fire Service College during April.

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Predictive Temperature Device Evaluation

19 Apr 2018

The College has signed an agreement to be an Evaluation Partner with STS Defence for FiRST, its innovative predictive temperature device. A simple and robust wearable technology, FiRST is designed to warn firefighters of dangerous escalations in temperatures.

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Understanding Health Improvement

05 Apr 2018

The College has recently received approval as a Centre to offer courses leading to qualifications of The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

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Fire Risk Management

14 Feb 2018

With property risk management as one of their day-to-day key priorities, a team from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, visited the College to find out more about fire risk, prevention and handling.

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Civil Protection Training

12 Feb 2018

The Fire Service College was recently the chosen venue for civil protection training run by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

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BA Instructor Upskilling

26 Jan 2018

The College has started a programme of standardisation and upskilling of all BA wearing internal instructional staff and associate tutors.

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Pro Board® approves further Fire Service College NFPA accreditations

23 Jan 2018

The Fire Service College, has received Pro Board approval for accreditation to certify to 11 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualification standards.

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Kuwait Oil Company Graduation

17 Nov 2017

After 16 weeks of intensive training across a wide range of disciplines, 28 learners from the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) have graduated from the Fire Officer Development Programme.

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2018 Fire Service College Prospectus - Out Now

06 Nov 2017

The Fire Service College is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018 training prospectus, complete with a comprehensive list of new initiatives, courses and case studies.

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Fireworks and fun at the Fire Service College

02 Nov 2017

The Fire Service College at Moreton in Marsh would like to thank everyone who came along to support our 2017 bonfire celebration and fireworks display.

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Fire Safety courses receive CPD hours

01 Nov 2017

We are delighted to announce that on successful completion of one of the below Fire Safety courses learners will now be entitled to receive Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours by The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

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Fire Service College Mess Club hosts annual charity bonfire and fireworks display

03 Oct 2017

The display takes place at the College on Thursday, 2 November with gates opening at 6pm.

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“Trained to the highest standards”

15 Sep 2017

Twelve firefighters from the Atomic Weapons Establishment have recently graduated from the Firefighter Development Programme run by the College.

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Putting theory into practice

06 Sep 2017

During their nine week stay at the College, learners on the International Divisional Command Course (IDCC), stepped away from the classroom to see theory being put into practice.

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Hotline Issue 4 - Out now!

04 Sep 2017

Keep up to date with the latest changes and developments here at The Fire Service College with out latest issue of 'Hotline'

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Pedal Power - Cycling the Cotswolds

17 Aug 2017

The College has played host to the 2017 CTC Birthday Ride, an annual event marking the founding of the Bicycle Touring Club, now Cycling UK, in 1878

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Fire Service College launches Incident Command Instructor qualification

18 Jul 2017

For many years emergency services have relied on the development of their own staff to provide the valuable role of delivering internal training and development across a range of risk critical subject areas.

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You are invited to apply for the Fire Service Executive Leadership Programme (ELP)

07 Jul 2017

This successful Programme is now in its 11th year and will commence in January 2018.

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Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains' Association AGM and Conference 2017

04 Jul 2017

This year's Annual Fire and Rescue Service Chaplains' Association AGM and Conference is once again being held at the Fire Service College and takes place between 12-14 September.

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Women in the Fire Service - National Training and Development Weekend

19 Jun 2017

We were delighted to host the 17th National Women in the Fire Service (WFS) National Training and Development weekend (16th-18 June)

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Year 5 Pupils learn to Firefight!

22 May 2017

“Best trip ever!”

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Hero Challenge at the Fire Service College

18 May 2017

Forty teams from across Capita raised over £18,000 for Alzheimer’s Society when they recently took part in the Hero Challenge at the Fire Service College.

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The Fire Service College is now the official reseller for ‘SIFT™ for Firefighter’

17 May 2017

The Fire Service College is now the official reseller for ‘SIFT™ for Firefighter’, an online recruitment process used by a large number of UK Fire & Rescue Services, and developed by a&dc one of the world’s leaders in behavioural assessment and development.

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Marathon des Sables

08 May 2017

Not satisfied with completing the 6 day Everest Trail Race in 2016, Watch Manager Jenny Hill and Instructor at the Fire service College, has completed what is reputed to be the toughest footrace on earth – the Marathon des Sables (MDS).

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Hazardous Materials Advisor Course Fee Reduced

10 Apr 2017

The price of our award winning Hazardous Materials Advisor course has been revised and reduced with immediate effect by £2,820.

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College adds to fire appliance fleet

03 Apr 2017

The Fire Service College, has invested in three additional Mercedes fire appliances to enhance and upgrade the training fleet

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Hotline Issue 3 - Out now!

20 Mar 2017

Keep up to date with the latest changes and developments here at The Fire Service College with out latest issue of 'Hotline'

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A starring role for the Fire Service College

17 Mar 2017

From the popular TV series Father Brown to life on the road with Supertruckers, the Fire Service College has had a starring role to play in a number of TV and corporate film productions.

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GreenEx Portable Fire Suppression Demonstration - 21st March

08 Mar 2017

The GreenEx Portable Fire Suppression (FST) will be on demonstration at the Fire Service College on the 21st March.

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Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service RTC training day at the FSC

07 Mar 2017

Saturday the 18th of February brought crews from Pebworth, Pershore, Upton and Kidderminster to the Fire Service College

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Deepwater Horizon Press Day at the FSC

02 Mar 2017

Press took part in a bespoke training day at the College, to gain an insight into the challenges facing firefighters when tackling oil rig fires.

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College Supports Heritage Lottery Funding Application

01 Mar 2017

Close to Brighton, Saltdean Lido may not immediately spring to mind as a firefighter training venue but it was requisitioned for training run by the National Fire Service College during World War II.

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Lakeland Chemical Suit Selection Study Day

27 Feb 2017

Is your workwear protection adequate? Attend a free Lakeland training day here at the FSC to find out if it is up to the task.

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Award for Charitable Support and Community Engagement

10 Feb 2017

A team from the Fire Service College recently attended the final of the Capita People Awards and received the Bronze Award for Charitable Support and Community Engagement.

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RTC Instructor Training Amputee casualty simulation

24 Jan 2017

Responding to the challenges and complexities that often face the emergency services when extricating casualties from vehicles, our RTC Instructor training course now includes amputee actors and SFX artists from casualty simulation specialists

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17th National Training & Development weekend

19 Jan 2017

The Fire Service College is pleased to announce that it is hosting the 17th Women in the Fire Service UK National Training & Development weekend on 16-18 June 2017

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Emergency fire crew training helps off-duty Securitas officer take control after RTC

11 Jan 2017

An off-duty Protective Services Officer, employed by Securitas UK was first on the scene at a road traffic accident, owing to accrediting his actions and quick thinking to his training at the College.

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FSC trainer takes second place in Women’s Everest Trail race

29 Nov 2016

Watch Manager Jenny Hill, Business Relationship Manager and trainer at the Fire Service College recently completed the challenging 100 mile Everest Trail Race

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Fire Service College supports call by coalition of experts on the European Commission to take action on fire safety in buildings

24 Nov 2016

An unprecedented alliance of firefighters, researchers, fire engineers, associations and industry representatives has urged the European Commission to take action on fire safety in buildings

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College Hosts Aerodrome Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle (ARFFV) Demo

18 Nov 2016

The FSC provided the perfect backdrop for a state-of-the-art demonstration of airport firefighting equipment and technology.

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Firefighters from Angola LNG take part in Senior Officer Development Programme

01 Nov 2016

The firefighters are taking part in an eight-week Angola LNG Senior Officer Development Programme with the aim of building on their leadership and management skills

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College receives JOIFF accreditation

10 Oct 2016

The College is pleased to have received JOIFF accreditation on a number of training courses.

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Firefighters take on the biggest ever BA challenge

10 Oct 2016

This weekend’s national BA Challenge, which took place here at the FSC, was the biggest event since it first began nine years ago, with 15 teams from across the UKFRS taking part on Saturday.

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College Graduation for Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service Apprentices

06 Oct 2016

Seven weeks of training undertaken at variety of venues including the FSC has culminated in the graduation of 22 apprentices.

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Emergency services test skills in dramatic FSC motorway pile-up exercise

04 Oct 2016

On Saturday 01 October the FSC hosted a large-scale, multi-agency exercise designed to further enhance the skills of emergency responders.

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Buckinghamshire apprentices training at the FSC

15 Sep 2016

Aged from just 18 to 28, 22 apprentice firefighters from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service are spending a month training at the Fire Service College.

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The Fire Service College marks the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

12 Sep 2016

Marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11, staff, instructors, learners and visitors gathered together at the Fire Service College to hold a two minute silence to enable attendees to reflect on the events that took place in the United States.

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Senior management changes at the Fire Service College

14 Jun 2016

Over the last 12 months, great momentum has been building at the Fire Service College, which is now seeing numerous new initiatives starting to successfully develop.

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Road Traffic Collision Instructor course receives a repair

02 Jun 2016

The College has recently developed its Road Traffic Collision Instructor course to ensure that it addresses the increasing complexity of incidents and is also conducted in line with best practice.

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US Masters students learn about UK emergency preparedness at the FSC

28 Apr 2016

Students from Georgetown University, Washington DC, spent four days at the College as part of a weeklong module studying the UK approach to emergency preparedness.

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