Category Archives: Firefighting

Joan Collins Thanks Firefighters After Blaze Broke Out At Her Belgravia Home

Joan Collins has tweeted her thanks to the London Firefighters who came to her aid after a fire broke out at the authors Belgravia home. In a statement released by the London Fire Brigade, a spokesperson said: ‘Sunlight reflecting off a shaving mirror and setting light to a blind is believed to be the cause of a fire which broke

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Outrage As Firefighter Hospitalised After Coming Under Attack Whilst Dealing With A Fire

Details have emerged over the weekend of the moment firefighters from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service came under attack whilst dealing with a fire. Clay Cross Police Safer Neighbourhood Team confirmed that on Friday 12th April between 21:45 and 22:10 hours, firefighters from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at a Skate Park in North

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Devon Firefighters To Also Be Trained As Police Officers In New Role

Seven firefighters in Devon are to be trained as police officers in what is believed to be a national first. The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service on-call firefighters will be trained as special constables in a new role known as a ‘community responder’. These new community responders will have the ability to go to both fire and police-related

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Firefighters Attacked After Being Called To A Fire That Was Started Deliberately

Details have emerge of the moment firefighters were attacked by a group of youths after attending a fire that had been deliberately started. At 21:14 hours yesterday (8th) evening, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service received a 999 call about a fire in Lanark Gardens, Widnes. One fire engine was sent to the scene, but upon arrival its crew was attacked

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London Fire Brigade Reveals Some Of The Most Foolish 999 Calls It Has Received

Befitting with April Fools Day, the London Fire Brigade has given an insight into some of the more foolish 999 calls which it has had to deal with. Hoax and inappropriate 999 calls can often mean that people who are in need of genuine help experience delays in getting through to the emergency services, especially during busy and peak periods.

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UK Set To Adopt New EU Ruling On Automatic Speed Limiters To Be Fitted To New Vehicles

New automated speed limiting technology is set to become mandatory on all new vehicles which are sold in Europe from 2022 after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. A spokesperson for the Department for Transport has confirmed that the system would be implemented in the UK, regardless of Brexit. Road safety campaigners have welcomed the move citing the

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WATCH: West Midlands Fire Service Crew Helps Catch A Driver Who Was FOUR TIMES Over The Limit

West Midlands Fire Service have shared some footage of a driver that they ended up getting behind who was four times over the legal drink drive limit. In the footage, the vehicle the fire service crew were following had its hazards lights on as the driver meandered all over the road. The vehicle then almost hits the central reservation as

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Fire Service Pleas For Motorists To Be More Considerate When Parking

If you live on a street where the parking can be fairly ‘tight’ to say the least, then there is a high probability that you have already had quite a few encounters with motorists who park their vehicles without having any consideration for other road users. It could be that they have left their vehicles directly opposite another one on

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Tributes Paid To Off-Duty Firefighter Involved In Fatal Crash

A 31-year-old Staffordshire firefighter who died following a collision in Newhaven has been named by Derbyshire Police as Alex Taylor. Mr Taylor, who was from Penkridge, Stafford, and was off-duty at the time of the incident, was riding a Suzuki GSXR motorcycle towards Buxton on the A515 at Newhaven when he collided with a Skoda Octavia and a Nissan Navara.

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WATCH: Firefighters & Police Come Together, Through The Medium Of Dance, For Charity!

Many members of the emergency services are passionate about supporting various charities. Such a desire to help others forms a big part of why so many brave and dedicated men and women sign up to serve on the front line of the emergency services. Much of the charitable work that is carried out by emergency services personnel, often in their

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