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November 2020

New competition for our young fire service enthusiasts


It's #TeamCambsFire competition time! We want to hear from all of our young fire service enthusiasts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (under 12 years old)! 

We know things have been a little different this year, and we haven’t been able to hold our open days like normal. We know lots of children have been disappointed they haven’t been able to see our big red trucks up close or meet our firefighters.

And we’ve missed seeing you all too!

Inspired by Junior Firefighter Darcey earlier in the year, we’re running a little competition. We want to see video clips of our aspiring firefighters.

Post them on our social media pages, send them to us at pressoffice@cambsfire.gov.uk or message us privately on social media. Make sure you include their name and age. The deadline for entries is Monday 7 December 2020.

Be as creative as you like. You could set up challenges for them to complete, they could tell us why being a firefighter is the best job in the world, or an important fire safety message.

We’ll have a special prize for the best entries in each age category and we’ll even make sure they arrive before Christmas. 

We look forward to seeing our next generation of superheroes!

See the competition on Facebook

Latest updates

Recruiting wholetime firefighters in January 2021


We're recruiting wholetime firefighters in January 2021. To help you prepare for the application, we're running two  recruitment workshops in December. These will take place virtually on Zoom on:

Monday 7 December 2020, 10am until 11am
Tuesday 15 December 2020, 10am until 11am

If you've already been to a recruitment event with us, don't worry, you can still join us again. You'll also get the opportunity to ask questions to the team.

If you'd like to attend a workshop please email recruitment@cambsfire.gov.uk stating which workshop you would like to be booked onto. Once confirmed you will receive joining instructions.

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Firefighters breaking the stigma of mental health

One in four men suffer from depression. We want to help break the stigma associated with mental health and encourage people to talk about their mental health with outhers. Watch our latest campaign video.


Watch the full video

Cambridge White Watch take on Movember challenge

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White Watch from Cambridge fire station have been taking part in Movember and are raising money for the Movember charity to help change the face of men's health.

They've raised almost £700 so far. If you'd like to add to the total you can do so on their website.  

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Stay safe in the home this Christmas


As lots of us get into the festive spirit, it's really important that we take extra care to make sure it's a safe Christmas.

Whether it's too early for decorations or not, the message is the same - Don't overload your plug sockets. If you're using a multi-socket extension you need to be careful not to overload it. Check out this handy calculator to make sure you're not overloading your socket.

Top tips on staying safe during the festivities

smoke alarm

A smoke alarm is the single most important thing you need in your home - it will alert you to a fire and give you precious minutes to escape to safety. Make sure you have one on every floor of your home and test them regularly.

You can buy them from most large supermarkets and online.

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Follow the latest Covid-19 restrictions

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Cambridgeshire will be in tier two when England's second lockdown ends on 2 December.

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting ourselves and each other:

  •  Wash your hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover your face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least two metres apart - or one metre with a face covering or other precautions.

Protect our loved ones, the most vulnerable in our communities and the NHS, to help us get back to the things we love sooner. To get a test, call 119 or visit bit.ly/3ni1ftl.

Latest Government guidance