Category Archives: Firefighting

BREAKING: Three American Firefighters Killed Fighting Australian Bushfire After Their Water-Bombing Plane Crashes

An all-American flight crew of three volunteer firefighters have been killed after their Hercules C-130 crashed in New South Wales on Thursday. The three firefighters had flown to Australia in order to assist with bushfire relief efforts. 7News is reporting that the plane they were flying in plummeted into dense bushland near the Snowy Mountains township of Peak View. RFS

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Man Who Took Fire Engine And Collided With Motorcyclist Could Face Jail

A part-time worker at a fire prevention firm who took a fire engine for an illegal drive ended up causing severe injuries to a motorcyclist, a court has heard. The collision happened after David James, 56, asked the fire prevention firm if he could clean the vehicle in their yard. He then drove the vehicle onto a public road, despite

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BREAKING: Body Found In River At Newhaven Believed To Be Missing Firefighter Anthony Knott

Sussex Police have recovered a body from the River Ouse at Newhaven. A member of the public alerted police at 9.41am on Friday (January 10) to the body of a man in the water at Denton Island. Sadly, police believe the body to be that of missing 33-year-old Anthony Knott from Orpington. Detective Inspector Mark Rosser said: “Our thoughts are

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The Fire Station That Opened Its Doors To Anyone Who Was On Their Own This Christmas

As Christmas 2019 draws to an end, one story stuck out to our editorial team that sums up the kindness and selfless attitude of the emergency services.  Harrogate Fire Station (North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service) decided to open its doors to anyone in their local community who was on their own on Christmas Day.  The duty crew who covered

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APPEAL: Fears Grow For Missing Firefighter Following Christmas Night Out

Fears are growing for a serving Firefighter who went missing after a festive night out.  Father-of-four Anthony Knott, from Lincoln Green, Orpington, was last seen at around 19:30 hours at The Lamb pub in Lewes, East Sussex during a night out with 11 of his London Fire Brigade (LFB) colleagues.  According to his close friends and family, the 33-year-old’s disappearance

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Seven Years Behind Bars For The Thug Who Attacked Firefighters & Police Officers During Blaze

Mohammed Ghafour, 22, started a fire in the bathroom of the multi-occupancy property where he was residing on the afternoon of January 24 this year. With smoke engulfing the flat, emergency services arrived at the Gateshead property and found Ghafour lying seemingly motionless in a nearby bedroom. But when firefighters attempted to come to his aid, the defendant reacted angrily

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Firefighters Win Back Pensions In Landmark Ruling Thanks To Fire Brigades Union

Over 6,000 firefighters are entitled to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal declared today, in a landmark victory for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) with implications across the public sector.  This comes after the Court of Appeal ruled last December that the government’s decision on firefighter pensions constituted unlawful age discrimination. The claimants, members of the 1992

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LFB Warning Against Candles After School Child Suffers Serious Burns During School Carol Service

Teachers and parents are being warned not to use real candles following an accident during a school’s carol service, which resulted in a child suffering severe burns.  A young boy from St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School was seriously injured yesterday after his costume caught alight when it came into contact with a candle.  He remains in hospital in a

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Guard Of Honour Arranged For Outgoing London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton

‘Save The UK Fire Service’ has announced that outgoing LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton will receive a Guard of Honour on 23rd December.  A post shared on the STUKFS Facebook page confirmed: ‘We have now after various discussions and liaisons with many parties we have reset the date and time for the Guard of Honour for the Out-going Commissioner of the

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Firefighters Forced To Withdraw From Incident In Hyde After Coming Under Attack By A Group Of 40 Youths

Mindless yobs on Bolton Street targeted crews in Oldham after earlier being attacked at around 7.15 pm yesterday. The latest attack came as the firefighters were trying to put out a fire that was started in some charity bins. A group of youths began launching fireworks at them. In a tweet, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said:  “You won’t

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