Launch of new UK brigade network.(News)

An innovative internet business directory for firefighters has just been launched for the whole of the UK fire service.

Website: has been developed by firefighters, for firefighters, to enable colleagues to contact each other when looking for a skilled tradesman or service provider.

The website is the brainchild of retained firefighter Colin Bennett, a brigade photographer and website provider, who came up with the idea after seeing a retained firefighter's work van after he stopped at a crash scene.

"I needed a rat catcher to eliminate a problem in an old house and didn't know anyone to contact. It was just by chance that I met up with a retained firefighter who had stopped to help at a road accident. …

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