Category Archives: Firefighting

Jason Donovan Surprises Firefighters At Notting Hill Fire

Firefighters are always prepared for the unexpected but seeing Jason Donovan in his underpants tackling a fire was certainly a surprise for London Fire Brigades Kensington crew. The Brigade was called at 04:09 hours on Sunday, 22 September to a fire on Chepstow Villas in Notting Hill.  Watch Manager Thomas Wolfe said: “The fire was located in the side passage

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Shocking Statistics Reveal 346 Attacks On LAS Staff, 5606 Attacks On Met Officers And 91 Attacks On The LFB In The Last Year

Figures released today show the scale of the verbal and physical violence directed at emergency services staff in the Capital.  So far this year, 346 physical attacks have been recorded against ambulance crews in the Capital – around ten a week.  There were 499 cases of threats and verbal abuse aimed at medics and 999 and 111-call handlers over the

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Three Off-Duty Firefighters Save The Life Of A Man Who Slipped Beneath The Waves On A Cornwall Beach

Firefighter Kel Watson-Finch and his wife, Firefighter Laura Watson-Finch, both serving with the London Fire Brigade, were enjoying a well-earned holiday in Cornwall. Kel is based at Hainault Fire Station while Laura is based at Romford Fire Station. Also in the same area enjoying some time off, was Firefighter Shaun Bishop from Kingston Fire Station who was away with his

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Heartfelt Tributes Paid To FF Josh Gardener Who Tragically Died During A Training Exercise

Tributes have been paid to Firefighter Josh Gardener, from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who was tragically killed during a training exercise on Tuesday 17th September.  In a tribute published on a ‘GoFundMe’ page that has been set up for the Firefighters family, a close friend of Josh said: “This page was created in Memory of

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Firefighter Dies In Boat Crash During Training Exercise

A firefighter has died after two boats collided during a training exercise in a marina. The 35-year-old, who worked for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, died after the crash in Neyland Marina, Pembrokeshire, at about 11:30 BST yesterday (17th September). Dyfed-Powys Police said his family have been informed and were being supported by officers. A spokesperson for

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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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