Category Archives: Emergency Services News

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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Two People Die Off The Kent Coast As Storm Dennis Batters Much Of The UK With 70MPH Winds

Two people have died in heavy seas off the Kent coast in two separate incidents which happened just a few miles apart.  At around 12.15 pm today (Saturday 15th Feb) Kent Police received a call to reports of a man being pulled from the sea at Herne Bay, near Margate.  Response team officers arrived on the scene along with their

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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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Off-Duty Police Officer Dismissed Without Notice After Swearing At Hotel Staff And Drinking From Bottle Of Brandy ‘Without Permission’

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed from the force without notice after allegations of gross misconduct were proven. PC Rachel Lewis who was based at NW-BCU (North West Basic Command Unit) answered allegations that her conduct while off duty had amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty

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Mum And Five-Year-Old Daughter Rescued From Quicksand

A woman and her five-year-old daughter have had a lucky escape after being rescued from quicksand during a fast-moving incoming tide at Blue Anchor Beach on 8th February. The rescue was conducted by coastguard rescue teams along with coastguard rescue helicopter callsign Rescue 187. At around 2.10 pm on Saturday 8th February, the woman called 999 and asked for the

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Police Helicopter Crew Rescue Family Trapped In Floodwater

On Sunday 9th February, the National Police Air Service (NPAS) rescued a family from a vehicle that had become trapped in rapidly rising floodwater caused by Storm Ciara.  The crew spotted the stricken vehicle near Bellingham, Northumberland, as the fast-flowing waters surrounded the family.  Northumbria Police had received reports from the driver of the car that she and the other

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East Of England Ambulance Service Staff ‘Silenced’ Over Bullying

Concerns have been raised that East of England Ambulance Service Staff (EEAST) are being “silenced” over bullying allegations, according to an article that has been published by the BBC.  In 2018, hundreds of EEAST staff reported being bullied. Between now and 2016, a total of 28 non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have issued to staff.  The GMB union said that the figures

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Woman Who Persistently Abused 999 System Is Sent To Prison For 12 Months

A persistent caller who diverted more than £46,000 of EMAS money owing to her reckless action and regularly appeared in court charged with nuisance calls, has been sent to prison. Holly Coogan, 32, of Vernon Road, Basford, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 6 February 2020 where she was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Coogan was managed by EMAS

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Off-Duty Inspector Saves Mistreated Pet Rabbit That Had Been Thrown Out With The Rubbish

Police and the RSPCA are appealing for witnesses after a pet rabbit was callously thrown out when fly-tippers dumped household waste on land near Newark. The white lop-eared rabbit was discovered by off duty police Inspector Marcus Oldroyd while out jogging. Now the force is calling for the public to help track the owner down to take action. Insp Oldroyd

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