Category Archives: Firefighting

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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WATCH: Firefighters Almost Engulfed By Huge Backdraft As Bowling Alley Goes Up In Flames | USA

DRAMATIC footage has emerged on social media of the moment a large fire consumed a bowling alley in Troy, USA. Local schools were forced to close following the fire, which broke out on Wednesday afternoon (8th May). The fire at the ‘Alpha Lanes’ bowling alley on Fifth Avenue, destroyed the historic building, collapsing parts of the structure. There were no

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UPDATE: Three Firefighters Treated In Hospital Following Crash Whilst Responding To 999 Call

Cleveland Fire Brigade has confirmed that one of its fire engines was involved in a road traffic accident at 21:00 hours yesterday (Tuesday 30th April) evening. The fire engine from Stockton Community Fire Station was one of five engines responding to an emergency incident in Middlesbrough. The accident occurred on the roundabout at Billingham Bottoms where the vehicle overturned onto

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Fire Chief Takes To Twitter To Condemn Thieves Who Broke Into Fire Station

The boss of Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service has lambasted the thieves who broke into a fire station on Friday night. Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther, tweeted his disgust about the incident after the personal belongings of firefighters were stolen by the cowardly thieves who broke into West Denton Fire Station. In a tweet, Mr Lowther said: ‘Last

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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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