Even during these unprecedented times and amongst obvious disruptions to our community, the machinery of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar demonstrates its resilience and continues to function as normal as reasonably practicable across many of its sectors. The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has two new appointments within the Senior Management Team (SMT). Mr.. read more →

A number of Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service recently completed a one week High Rise Incident Command Course at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. Designed to provide Operational Officers with enhanced knowledge, skills and understanding of incidents involving “tall” buildings, this insightful and interesting course, further focused on.. read more →

The newly appointed Chief Fire Officer Colin Ramirez has been a member of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service since January 2000. He was awarded best overall recruit after completing a 16-week Fire-fighter Development Programme and hasn’t looked back since. During his career, CFO Ramirez has completed numerous specialised courses and obtained professional qualifications that.. read more →

Station Officer George Burns has recently completed the Advanced Tactical Incident Command course (ICL 3) at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. Building on the previous levels of Incident Command courses, this course will provide him with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform as an advanced tactical incident commander… read more →

Divisional Officer Matthew Payas (Head of Operations & Training) and Station Officer Edgar Ramirez (Hazardous Materials Advisor) from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), recently visited London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) Head Quarters in Union Street, London. The primary aim of these meetings was to discuss the emergency response to potential incidents in road tunnels… read more →

A number of officers from Gibraltar Fire & Rescue (GFRS) and Airport Fire & Rescue (AFRS) have recently completed a two week course to become instructors in International Fire Behaviour Training (OSFBTI) at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Station Officer George Burns (GFRS), Sub Officer Jared Olivero (GFRS), Leading Firefighter Martin Posso (GFRS),.. read more →

Mechanic Julian North from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has recently completed the Holmatro Service technician course at Raamsdonksveer, Holland, achieving maximum marks on his final practical and theoretical assessments. During this three-day course, he has been trained as a certified factory technician to maintain, repair, yearly inspect and test hydraulic rescue equipment… read more →

A number of Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have recently completed a Hazardous Materials course at the Fire Service College (FSC) in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. Station Officers Jason Mesilio and George Burns and Sub Officer Nicholas Poggio successfully completed the Hazardous Materials First Responder course. The aim of this course is.. read more →

Divisional Officer Matthew Payas, Sub Officers Christian Desoiza and Kevagn Estella, Leading Fire Fighter Adrian McComb and Fire Fighters Edgar Bocarisa and Lee Ferrary were among the twenty one Officers from the GFRS, RGP and GDP present at the Convent to receive the above mentioned medals from The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and His Excellency The.. read more →

Matt as he is known at the Brigade brought home one gold and two silvers. The gold was for winning his age group category and the silvers were for his overall position at the British Fire Fighting Championships and the relay respectively. Receiving the coin was an incredibly proud moment for Matt who was caught by.. read more →