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Operation Fresco

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Operation Fresco

In the event of industrial action by civilian firefighters, personnel from all three of the Armed Forces have been trained and prepared to provide basic emergency cover.

Statement by Lt Gen Kiszely, commanding Op Fresco (22 November)

Statement by Brigadier Brunt, lead planner (24 November)

Photographs and video from firefighting operations (Updated 0930 on 2 Feb)

Operational statistics for emergency operations (Updated 1620 on 3 Feb)

Report by Cabinet Office Joint Assessment Cell on the contingency arrangements 22-30 November (PDF format, added 2 December)
(Also available from No 10 website in HTML format)

Details of their training and equipment can be found here (Updated 25 Nov)

The regional distribution of personnel and vehicles is given here (Updated 28 Jan with latest Red Goddess deployments and changes to unit deployments)

Three fact sheets can be downloaded here in PDF format:

The response to the industrial action is coordinated by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Further information is also available at the UK Resilience Website.


A baby rescued by Royal Navy firefighters in Southampton

An RAF Red Goddess



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