Dr Sarah Hall, Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, Leicester, and Miss Kirsty Blackburn and Ms Jo Morrissey, School of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, report on their research findings on the dangers of emollients and the campaign to raise awareness with the NFCC.
Running the fourth largest Fire and Rescue Service in the world is a major undertaking and one that Chief Fire Officer Martin Blunden embraces with characteristic enthusiasm. FIRE Correspondent Catherine Levin finds out how it’s going and what the future holds for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Moving to a new service and a new country, Martin is now leading a fire and rescue service of just under 8,000 staff covering over 80,000 square km, making it geographically the largest in Europe. “It’s a stunning, stunning country to live in,” he says. Rather than be intimidated by the scale of his new job, Martin thinks of it as a Fire and Rescue Service with people. “That’s how I’ve got around the size and scale. I genuinely try not to engage with ‘it’s an enormous service’, otherwise it would just fry my brain.”