Category Archives: Firefighting

Firefighters Called To Rescue Large Horse From Rochdale Stables

Firefighters rescued a large 28-year-old horse called Atlas after he fell in his stable last week. At 6.42 am on Friday 14 February Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) was called to an address on Edenfield Road in Rochdale where Atlas, a heavy 28-year-old horse, was trapped on his side, unable to lift himself and in great distress. After

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Firefighters Warn The Public To “Vape Safe” After Man Badly Burnt By Exploding E-Cig

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued a stark warning to e-cig users after a man was left with severe scarring to his legs after a vape exploded in his pocket after it came into contact with his keys. Fortunately for contractor Richard Bingham, he just happened to be working at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway when the accident occurred.

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Tributes Made After Firefighter Found Dead At Work After Taking His Own Life

Tributes have been made to Firefighter Andrew Moore who was found dead yesterday evening (Sunday 16th February) at the Wolverhampton fire station where he worked.  A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said that FF Moore was on duty with his colleagues from Red Watch when he took his own life.  Chief Fire Officer Phil Loach said:  “Andrew’s death has

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999 IT Failures Are ‘Endangering Lives’ Warns Fire Brigades Union

IT issues in North West, and East Coast emergency fire control rooms are creating dangerous delays in emergency response, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned today.  The union has issued a total of five Safety-Critical Notices to those fire controls demanding the problems are urgently addressed, as control rooms handle a vast influx of storm-related calls. An instance of

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11-Year-Old Cameron Praised For Calling 999 After Safety Talk At School

A Halstead boy (Essex) from the Ramsey Academy has been thanked by officials from Essex County Fire & Rescue Service for calling 999 when he saw smoke emerging from a motorhome.  Cameron was putting the rubbish out when he heard a smoke alarm going off in his next-door neighbour’s house at around 17:00 hours on 6th January.  Cameron then noticed

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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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