Category Archives: Firefighting Oppos

Meet London Fire Brigade’s Newest Fire Investigation Dog

Meet Simba, London Fire Brigade’s newest four-legged recruit with a nose for sniffing out the causes of fires. The two-year-old English springer spaniel has joined the Brigade’s fire investigation team and is assisting at the scenes of fires across London alongside his fellow canine colleague, Sherlock. Fire investigation dogs are selected at a young age based on their drive for

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Fire Serivce ‘Absolutely Disgusted’ After Firefighters Attacked

Firefighters were left ‘absolutely disgusted’ on Wednesday night after having various objects thrown at them whilst attending an incident in Doncaster. Crews from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to Chestnut Avenue in Carcroft at 6.57pm on Wednesday 6 February to reports of a wheelie bin fire in a park. When firefighters arrived on scene they were met

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London Fire Brigade Investigation Finds HALF Of Care Homes In Capital Have ‘Serious’ Safety Failures

The London Fire Brigade has announced that serious fire safety failures have been found in care homes across London by Brigade inspectors. During the extensive investigation, 177 care homes were visited in order to gauge the level of fire risk across the capital in a one-off series of in-depth inspections. The Brigade’s findings included the following serious fire safety breaches:

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West Midlands Fire Service Hits Back At Media Reports Of Being ‘Discriminatory’

West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service has hit back at reports in the mainstream media that their recruitment process is ‘discriminatory’ against white male applicants. The statement comes after an article published on the Daily Mail’s website accused the Service of making entry tests ‘harder’ for ‘white men’ to pass than ‘women and ethnic minorities’ applicants. In their article (scroll

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APPEAL: Firefighters Unable To Respond To A House Fire Following Burglary At Fire Station

Firefighters from Burwell Fire Station were unable to respond to a house fire in Newmarket on Monday (28) as their fire engine was out of service following a break-in at the station. Thieves broke into the station on Reach Road sometime on Sunday night (January 27). The mindless thieves stole vital life-saving cutting gear used at road traffic collisions and other

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Three People Rescued By Firefighters During House Fire

London Fire Brigade confirmed that two fire engines and around 10 firefighters were called in the early hours of the morning to a fire at a house in Titchfield Road in Enfield. Part of the ground floor of the property was badly damaged by fire. During the incident, three people were rescued from a first floor bedroom via an internal

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WATCH: Criminals Beware – The Drones Are Coming!

Drones, or, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, are nothing new. Chinease manufacturer DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of ‘hobby drones’ has been around for some time now and have sold millions of units around the world. In fact there are thousands, if not tens of thousands of drones being flown every single day by considerate and law-abiding people who just enjoy flying

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Outrage After 999 Fire Station Phone Vandalised

Social media users shared their outrage and disgust yesterday (17th Jan) at the news of an emergency phone being vandalised. The emergency phone, located outside of Toxteth Fire Station, was targeted by mindless vandals for absolutely no apparent or obvious reason. A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said: ‘Overnight, the emergency 999 phone at Toxteth Fire Station has

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Fire Service Offers Rough Sleepers A Place To Stay During Freezing Weather

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has announced that they will be opening their doors to rough sleepers ahead of winter weather this weekend, in a new partnership to help those on the streets or at risk of being on the streets in Sheffield. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s headquarters on Eyre Street will be converted into a place to

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WATCH: Fancy Being A Police Officer, Paramedic & Firefighter All At Once?

Cornwall Council has announced that they have deployed the first tri-safety officer in the country after Andrew Hitchens became qualified to respond to ALL types of 999 calls following the completion of his training which started last year. The Tri-Service Safety Officer project started several years ago and looks to be a great success. Whilst police, ambulance and fire stations

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