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 →

Several members of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have recently completed an accredited Breathing Apparatus (BA) care, maintenance and repair course. Mr Paul Foster from Dräger UK delivered the sessions. BA sets provide our firefighters with that critical control measure inside an irrespirable atmosphere within the risk area, and are probably amongst the.. read more →

Leading Fire-fighter Martin Posso has successfully completed the Breathing Apparatus Instructors (BAI) course at the Fire Service College (FSC), UK. Before being eligible to attend this mentally and physically demanding ten-day course, Mr Posso had to complete a mandatory pre-course online E-Learning package. On-site, this course was assessed against the learning outcomes using practical observation.. read more →

Seven Officers from the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) attended an LNG Awareness and Incident Command Course at Rely-On-Nutec Fire Academy (former Falck), in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Rely-On-Nutec, situated in the port of Rotterdam has a long history within Emergency Services. Since the company was founded in 1906, its core business has been fire.. read more →

    14 members of the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) attended a Breathing Apparatus (BA) and Compartment Fire Behaviour Training (CFBT) refresher course at the Fire Service College (FSC), UK. The delegation was comprised of a blend of operational Officers, Firefighters and one of the Organisation’s Breathing Apparatus Instructor (BAI). These type of.. read more →