Category Archives: Firefighting

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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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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