Category Archives: Firefighting

Police And Fire Service Asks Parents To Keep Closer Eye On Their Children As Anti-Social Behaviour Is Impacting Resouces

Emergency service resources are being impacted by an increase in anti-social behaviour in the Upton Rocks area of Widnes, officers and firefighters have said. There have been a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour, including an increase in the number of deliberate bin fires, over the past few weeks. And now the Chief Inspector and Station Manager for Widnes have

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Two Dogs Rescued By Firefighters After They Inadvertently Started A Fire

Two dogs have been rescued from a first floor flat after they inadvertently started a fire. Essex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the property in Crown Street, Dedham, Essex, after a neighbour reported that he heard the smoke alarm sounding for ‘some time’. On arrival at the scene, firefighters forced their way into the property, as the homeowner

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Fire Service Asks Motorists Not To Tailgate Them On Blue-Light Calls

Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service has asked motorists not to tailgate their fire engines on blue-light calls after the driver of a pick-up truck decided to follow one of their vehicles on the A19 whilst it was en-route to deal with a multi-vehicle accident. In a post shared on social media a spokesperson said: ‘Last night Farringdon crews

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Fire Chief Releases Statement After Firefighters Assaulted Over The Weekend

At 22.00 hours on Friday 12 April 2019, Firefighters from Clay Cross Fire Station (Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service) responded to a fire in the open at a skate park on Chesterfield Road, North Wingfield when two of the crew were assaulted. One of the firefighters required hospital treatment following the attack. A statement released by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue

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Joan Collins Thanks Firefighters After Blaze Broke Out At Her Belgravia Home

Joan Collins has tweeted her thanks to the London Firefighters who came to her aid after a fire broke out at the authors Belgravia home. In a statement released by the London Fire Brigade, a spokesperson said: ‘Sunlight reflecting off a shaving mirror and setting light to a blind is believed to be the cause of a fire which broke

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Outrage As Firefighter Hospitalised After Coming Under Attack Whilst Dealing With A Fire

Details have emerged over the weekend of the moment firefighters from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service came under attack whilst dealing with a fire. Clay Cross Police Safer Neighbourhood Team confirmed that on Friday 12th April between 21:45 and 22:10 hours, firefighters from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at a Skate Park in North

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Devon Firefighters To Also Be Trained As Police Officers In New Role

Seven firefighters in Devon are to be trained as police officers in what is believed to be a national first. The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service on-call firefighters will be trained as special constables in a new role known as a ‘community responder’. These new community responders will have the ability to go to both fire and police-related

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Firefighters Attacked After Being Called To A Fire That Was Started Deliberately

Details have emerge of the moment firefighters were attacked by a group of youths after attending a fire that had been deliberately started. At 21:14 hours yesterday (8th) evening, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service received a 999 call about a fire in Lanark Gardens, Widnes. One fire engine was sent to the scene, but upon arrival its crew was attacked

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London Fire Brigade Reveals Some Of The Most Foolish 999 Calls It Has Received

Befitting with April Fools Day, the London Fire Brigade has given an insight into some of the more foolish 999 calls which it has had to deal with. Hoax and inappropriate 999 calls can often mean that people who are in need of genuine help experience delays in getting through to the emergency services, especially during busy and peak periods.

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UK Set To Adopt New EU Ruling On Automatic Speed Limiters To Be Fitted To New Vehicles

New automated speed limiting technology is set to become mandatory on all new vehicles which are sold in Europe from 2022 after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. A spokesperson for the Department for Transport has confirmed that the system would be implemented in the UK, regardless of Brexit. Road safety campaigners have welcomed the move citing the

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