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Fire: New Ferry latest: Wirral Council appeals for residents to get in touch

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
New Ferry latest: Wirral Council appeals for residents to get in touch


Fire: Residents reminded that smoke alarms save lives

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is providing fire safety and prevention advice to residents in North Shields after a man was seriously injured in a fire at his flat last week. The fire broke out at Botham House, in Percy Main, shortly after 6pm on Thursday, 23 March. The alarm was raised by a neighbour who heard the man's smoke alarm activating. Three fire crews from Wallsend, Tynemouth and South Shields were called to the incident and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel. The occupier was rescued from the living room and received first aid from firefighters at the scene, before being taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from smoke inhalation. The fire is believed to have been started by tee-light candles in the living room. Area Manager Alan Robson, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Toxic smoke from a fire in the home can kill you in seconds, and it is quite clear that having a working smoke alarm saved this man's life....

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Fire: Plumis Automist provides fire safety solution for open plan living in converted flats

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist
Newflame Fire Equipment Co. Ltd has provided Plumis Automist systems as an innovative watermist fire sprinkler for a block of 7 flats above Baldock library, which had been converted from office space in the Hertfordshire town. The modern, open-plan design of the living areas of 6 of the flats meant that there was no protected means of escape. The LACoRS guide and Approved Document B allow open plan designs as long as some additional features, including fire suppression, are provided. The owner of the building was reluctant to install sprinklers which would have marred the clean lines of the design and in the event of discharge, accidental or otherwise would have drenched the property, the new fixtures and fittings.


The owner, whose extended family are using 4 of the flats while the 3 remaining flats are being rented out, discovered the Plumis website when searching for a resolution and sent the plans of the conversion to Newflame, the accredited Automist installer for the...

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Fire: Ribbon-cutting event to open Training and Safety Centre

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A RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony marked the opening of a brand new safety centre and cutting-edge emergency service training facility on Friday, March 24.

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Training and Safety Centre is based in Bury and offers visitors a unique immersive experience, featuring various accidents and emergencies that have been built around a real-size terraced street in the facility.

Children from St Stephen's School, Bury, performed the ribbon-cutting to mark the centre's official opening, with numerous other schools booked in to visit the centre and learn about fire safety over the coming months. 

To find more pictures from the day please click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterfire/with/32779047064/ 



Fire: Major incident in New Ferry, Wirral

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Major incident in New Ferry, Wirral


Fire: Norfolk Fire Service Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the service

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Shining stars of Norfolk’s Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have been recognised at an awards night held at Norwich Castle.

Control staff receiving their commendation

 

The county’s chief fire officer David Ashworth thanked all NFRS staff for doing all they can to make our communities safe and providing an excellent emergency response in the county.

The service’s unsung heroes were presented with awards and certificates in categories including long service and good conduct for 20, 30, 35 and 40 years’ of service, making a difference, commendation and volunteer of the year.

Among those receiving accolades for their dedication to the service were Richard Miles, a crew manager for Great Yarmouth. Richard has clocked up 25 years’ service and is also an active member of Caister Lifeboat Crew.


 Steven Polley, from Dereham Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) completed 30 years of service as a firefighter and then joined USAR as an on call technician. Steve and his working dog Hooky provide canine capability...

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Fire: Fire officers ask dog owners to take the lead

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to dog walkers to take extra care when exercising their pets on cliff tops. The warning comes after a number of incidents in which fire crews have had to rescue dogs that had fallen down cliff sides in the area. The most recent incident occurred on Friday, 24 February. Two specialist rope rescue crews from South Shields Community Fire Station were called to the cliffs at Whitburn after reports that a dog had fallen into a large sink hole at the cliff edge. Station Manager Adrian Jackson, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Obviously these areas are very popular with dog walkers and we do not want to spoil anybody's enjoyment of the coastline. All we are asking is that people keep their pets on a lead if they are going to be anywhere near the edge of cliffs. ​“Fortunately, none of the animals have been lost or seriously injured as a consequence of these falls. However, given the increase in the number of these types of...

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Fire: Overnight Incidents between 5.30pm Thursday, March 23 and 8.30am Friday, March 24

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BETWEEN 5.30pm Thursday, March 23 and 8.30am Friday, March 24 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 97 calls and attended 54 incidents.

Here are some of the incidents firefighters attended:

Building Fire – Bolton

AT 6.30pm, three fire engines from Bolton Central and Farnworth attended a building fire in Monton Street, Bolton.

The fire was in a derelict building and originated from rubbish within the building. When firefighters arrived they used two breathing apparatus, a hose reel and ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The fire service were on the scene for 20 minutes.

 

Flat Fire – Partington

AT PRECISELY 8.04pm, three fire engines from Altrincham, Eccles and Irlam attended a flat fire in Moss Lane in Partington.

On arrival firefighters used two breathing apparatus, a hose reel and thermal imaging camera to safely enter the flat and extinguish the fire. One person was treated at the scene and firefighters remained on the scene for 1 hour.

 

Flat Fire...

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Fire: Deliberate fires down but attacks on firefighters up

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
With the lighter nights soon to be upon us, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has launched a campaign aimed at reducing incidents involving anti-social behaviour. During the spring months of April and May, the fire and rescue service sees an increase in the number of fires which are set deliberately. Although the number of deliberate fires reduced during this period last year, it is still one of the busiest times of the year, along with the Bonfire period. A more worrying trend is the increase in the number of verbal and physical attacks on fire crews attending incidents. Between January and December 2015 there were 25 reported attacks on firefighters. This figure doubled to 50 during the same period in 2016. Group Manager Tony Markwell, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It is totally unacceptable that firefighters are being subjected to physical and verbal abuse while working to protect our local communities. “We take these attacks on our firefighters very seriously...

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Fire: Ribbon-cutting will mark opening of state-of-the-art safety centre

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AN IMMERSIVE safety centre and cutting-edge emergency service training facility will be officially opened  tomorrow (Friday, March 24).

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the official opening of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) Training and Safety Centre in Bury.

The centre offers visitors a unique immersive experience, featuring various accidents and emergencies that have been built around a real-size terraced street in the facility.

Visitors can explore a car crash scene where expert guides offer road safety advice as well as a hazard-filled terraced house that has been destroyed by fire.

Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Cllr David Acton, said: “The building and development of this centre has been a long journey. Firstly, I need to thank everybody that’s been involved in making this happen as clearly the hard work of everyone involved has paid off.

“The safety centre will be a unique facility that will be used by school children and...

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