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The Ministry of Defence operates its own fire and rescue organisation. Originally this consisted of a civilian fire service known as the "Defence Fire Service" and the RAF Firefighting and Rescue Service. They were known collectively as the Ministry of Defence Fire Services, but in 2004 were formed into the Defence Fire and Rescue Service. This also includes private contractors brought in to protect sites such as small defence establishments.

The DFRS is the largest non geographical or local authority FRS in the UK, though the training, rank structure and equipment used are similar to that operated by their local authority fire service counterparts.

As a general rule the RAF personnel cover runways or airfields with particular expertise in defusing aircraft munitions,[61] with the c

The Ministry of Defence operates its own fire and rescue organisation. Originally this consisted of a civilian fire service known as the "Defence Fire Service" and the RAF Firefighting and Rescue Service. They were known collectively as the Ministry of Defence Fire Services, but in 2004 were formed into the Defence Fire and Rescue Service. This also includes private contractors brought in to protect sites such as small defence establishments.

The DFRS is the largest non geographical or local authority FRS in the UK, though the training, rank structure and equipment used are similar to that operated by their local authority fire service counterparts.

As a general rule the RAF personnel cover runways or airfields with particular expertise in defusing aircraft munitions,[61] with the civilians covering domestic sites, but there were cross overs and both services could be called to airfield and domestic situations.

Both RAF and defence

The DFRS is the largest non geographical or local authority FRS in the UK, though the training, rank structure and equipment used are similar to that operated by their local authority fire service counterparts.

As a general rule the RAF personnel cover runways or airfields with particular expertise in defusing aircraft munitions,[61] with the civilians covering domestic sites, but there were cross overs and both services could be called to airfield and domestic situations.

Both RAF and defence personnel can serve abroad both in peacetime and at war.

Several state properties, including royal residences and the Palace of Westminster, are protected by their own fire services in the interests of protecting sites of heritage and royal importance. The Royal Household Fire Service is responsible for firefighting at Royal properties.

Private and industrial FRS

Some large factories operate their own private or industrial fire services to protect their interests and provide a first attack capability until local authority fire crews arrive.

These companies often combine fire and medial response under the banner of "Plant Protection" BMW and Jaguar Land Rover are two examples of factories with this provision.

Civil nuclear

Sellafield and some other nuclear power station operators have their own on-site fire service.

Some large factories operate their own private or industrial fire services to protect their interests and provide a first attack capability until local authority fire crews arrive.

These companies often combine fire and medial response under the banner of "Plant Protection" BMW and Jaguar Land Rover are two examples of factories with this provision.

Civil nuclear

Some large ports have

Some large ports have their own fire service, such as Felixstowe.

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