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WATCH: Firefighters Tackle Huge Blaze In Manor Park

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters attended a fire at a tyre workshop on High Street North in Manor Park on Tuesday evening (13th August) The single-storey unit was entirely destroyed by the fire that raged for over an hour.  Several gas cylinders exploded due to the heat. Approximately 15 people were evacuated from neighbouring

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Firefighters Prepare For Gruelling Bike Ride To Raise Money For Charity

A group of firefighters are cycling almost 1,000 miles to support two charities close to their hearts. The cyclists from New Cross Fire Station are taking on the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support on 1 September. It will take eight days as they cover 980 miles travelling from

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New Tri-Responder Recruits Announced By Durham Constabulary

The safety of residents in Weardale has been given a triple boost with two new tri-responder recruits. Chris Elms and Jamie Clarkson are the latest to pass the vigorous programme which now allows them to respond to 999 calls on behalf of Durham Constabulary, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) and the North East Ambulance Service. Chris

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Five People Rescued By Firefighters During Fire In Commercial Property

Avon crews from Temple, Southmead, Bedminster, Kingswood, Avonmouth, Hicks Gate, Portishead and Patchway fire stations were called to a fire on a ground floor commercial property which was affecting residential flats above the premises. The call came in just after 1 am this morning (11th July). On arrival, 24 firefighters in breathing apparatus used four high-pressure hose reels and two

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Firefighters Commission Replica Uniforms For The Sons Of A Fellow Firefighter Who Passed Away Earlier This Year

Firefighters from St Austell Community Fire Station (Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service) have helped to honour the memory of their much-loved colleague by making replicas of his Firefighting uniform which was then presented to his two twin boys. Jason Bragg, aged only 28, passed away earlier this year leaving behind a loving wife, Lizzie Bragg, his twin boys, Oscar &

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Essex Firefighter Retires After 40 Years Of Dedicated Service 

Firefighter Gary Mussett has retired from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after completing precisely 40 years as an on-call firefighter at West Mersea Fire Station. Joining back on 2 July 1979, Gary became part of a proud family tradition – initially serving alongside his father David Mussett, before his brother Chris (from 1978) and other brother Jon (from 1983)

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London Fire Commissioner Announces Her Retirement

After 32 years of dedicated service to London, Dany Cotton, London Fire Brigade’s first woman Commissioner, will retire from service in April 2020. Speaking after informing Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, Fiona Twycross of her decision to retire, the Commissioner said: “I have worked with the best people in the world on some

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Injured Builder Lowered From 6th Floor Of Building By Emergency Services Personnel

A construction site worker has had to be lowered using ropes from the sixth floor of a building site after injuring himself. The incident happened on a building site on the corner of Broad Street and Bridge Street in Birmingham at around 08:35 hours on Tuesday 11th June. An ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and

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WATCH: Firefighter Gets Some Assistance From An Expert Volunteer

Firefighters based at Royston Fire Station enlisted the help of an eager volunteer whilst carrying out the art of trying to stow away a hose. In the short video that was uploaded by @roystonfire via Twitter, a young girl called Courtney can be seen expertly positioning herself dead-centre of the hose before slowly moving forward and, with extreme precision, helping

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Firefighters Rescue Cow From A Tree

Firefighters from Exmouth Fire Station got a call for assistance that they probably never thought they would never have to deal with, despite being out ‘in the sticks’. Exmouth Fire Station is one of several fire stations in the south-west which have Specialist Rescue Teams and their expertise was needed after a cow somehow managed to get stuck in a

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