Isn’t being a firefighter dangerous?



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We adopt an assertive, safe and effective approach to how we manage incidents.

Whilst there have been some fatalities to firefighters around the country when attending incidents, and they can never be hazard-free, we’ve developed a very positive approach to health and safety.

As an organisation, we set extremely high standards and expectations in this area. Our firefighters work within a ‘competency framework,’ as well as effective personal protective equipment such as helmets and other fire kit.

At incidents, safe systems of work are established with a high level of command and control. Plus, we constantly stress the importance of personal safety to our staff.

Away from incidents, our commitment to health safety and well-being is maintained across all areas of activity.