Projects supported by the Fund

Year

Recipient

Location

Project Summary

2009

CM Wayne Coombs (Avon)

Los Angeles Fire Department (USA)

Learning more about the different approaches to youth education and how they could be used in this country.

2010

FF Jon Westward (Avon)

New South Wales Fire Brigade (Australia)

An international comparison to further improve the safety of firefighters in the UK.

2011

WM Kevin Escott (Avon)

Felton Fire Department (USA)

Undertaking training and developing a partnership with the Large Animal Rescue Company, part of the FFD; comparing their procedures and training methods with those of Avon’s; and developing contacts between Avon and other Services in America.  The aim is to provide a sustainable opportunity to share knowledge and experience relating to both operational response and the provision of training.

2013

FF (Control) Kristina Foster (Avon)

New York Fire Department (USA)

Observe the way that NYFD support both operational and support staff who have Dyslexia; and their work with juvenile firesetters and how they carry out interventions.

2014

Jack Orrell (Avon)

San Ramon Valley and Contra Costa Fire Departments, California (USA)

Researching the benefits of mobile application technology.

2014

WC Paul Murphy (Northern Ireland)

Western Australia Fire and Rescue Service / Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Perth (Australia)

Observe practices, training and education systems relating to Wildfire and Specialist Rescue operations.

2014

CM Richard Iles (Avon)

Toronto Fire Service (Canada)

Observe the workings of the Toronto Fire Service.

2015

FF (Control) Katherine Scott (Dorset)

New Zealand Fire Service

Volunteering with the New Zealand Fire Service Fire Wise School education programme.

Visit to Communications Centre, Christchurch.

2015

FF Chris Skeates (Avon)

Hong Kong Fire Service

Study Fire Safety Ambassador Scheme.

2016

CM Adam Course

New Zealand Fire Service

The Firefighter Safety Database Project Phase 2 Research

2016

FF Sam Cooper

Chicago Fire Department (USA)

A study of tactical ventilation methods during firefighting operations and the changing role of the fire service with regards to emergency medical support.