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Fire: Southport firefighters to offer fire safety advice as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Firefighters to offer fire safety advice to people with dementia in Southport as part of Dementia Awareness Week


Fire: Greater Manchester blue light services welcome mental health relay

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BLUE light services across the region gathered at Leigh Community Fire Station to welcome the Our Blue Light torch as part of the first ever UK mental health relay.

 

To kick-start the Greater Manchester leg of the race, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s (GMFRS) Director of Prevention, Assistant County Fire Officer, Geoff Harris today (May 14) accepted the baton.

 

The handover involved a three-legged race, headed up by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). The new Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, also attended in support of the campaign.

 

GMFRS will host the torch from today (May 14) to Friday (May 19) with plans to continue to raise awareness of mental health throughout the week.

 

On the Greater Manchester leg of the journey with GMFRS, the baton is set to make an appearance at a number of locations, including a ride down the Manchester Ship Canal with Leigh-based firefighter and mental health advocate, Wayne Norris.

 

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Fire: Dangers of derelict buildings highlighted following fire in Wigan

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PEOPLE are being warned to stay away from derelict buildings following a fire in Wigan.

The plea comes from fire officers after crews were called to a building fire at 11.19am today (Saturday, May 13) in Bridgeman Terrace.

Crews from Wigan, Hindley, Leigh and Atherton arrived to find a fire involving the roof of a three-storey derelict mill (Pagefield Mill). An aerial appliance from Leigh also attended.

Station Manager Wayne Van-Hecke said: “Crews did a great job in extinguishing this fire quickly but what people need to realise, is just how dangerous these derelict buildings are.

“We would plea with the public to never go in to derelict buildings as they can be very unsafe with so many hidden hazards. We also know the public would not want to put our crews in situations that have even more risk attached to them than any other emergency, but starting a deliberate fire in a derelict building really is something far more serious than people realise.

“It’s also important to remember that...

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Fire: Spate of deliberate fires in Leigh

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FIREFIGHTERS in Leigh and other areas have been called out to several fires in and around Leigh Town Centre, believed to have been started deliberately.

The spate of fires took place on Sunday, May 7, and Monday, May 8, involving a number of bins, sofas, and even the front-door of a shop.

As a result of the recent fires Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) wishes to remind people to ensure wheelie bins and other items, which could be set on fire, are secure and a safe distance from homes.

Firefighters were called out at 10.15pm on May 8, to Youd Street, where a wheelie bin had been set alight. Crew members tackled the fire involving the bin, which was pushed against an end terraced property. The fire also caused an external gas pipe to rupture and resulted in firefighters being at the address for more than 90 minutes.

Earlier that evening, at 8.23pm, crew members were called to reports of a fire in Union Street. Sofas had been set alight on a car park near to a substation, and using hoses firefighters tackled the...

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Fire: Manchester firefighters welcome Sofia to station

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ON Sunday, May 7, a young girl had a morning to remember thanks to White Watch firefighters at Manchester Central Community Fire Station. 

Sofia O’Brien visited the Thompson Street station with her mum, Gemma, after getting in touch with Watch Manager Tom Weate, and became a firefighter for the day. 

Following the visit Sofia’s mum took to Facebook to share photos from the day and expressed her thanks. 

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Gemma said: “Sofia had such a special morning being a firefighter with Manchester Central firefighters – they were amazing and the day was planned beautifully. 

“She thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Special thanks to Tom Weate for organising it for her.” 

Watch Manager Tom Weate said: “Good to have a brave little visitor at Manchester Central, a brave little girl called Sofia who has a severe liver dysfunction. 

“This little girl is strong beyond belief and has to have a very painful injection every four weeks to balance out the acids in her blood because her liver doesn’t do...

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Fire: Fire crews to carry out 'hot strike' following major blaze in Whitley Bay

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a community engagement initiative in Whitley Bay over the coming days following a large fire at a disused church over the weekend. The fire which took place at the Trinity United Reform Church, Esplanade Place, Whitley Bay on Saturday 6 May required crews to stay in attendance at the scene from 8.20pm that evening until nearly 2.00pm on Sunday 7 May. At the height of the fire, more than 40 firefighters attended. The fire was extinguished using five main water jets and two Aerial Ladder Platforms. The church and the adjoining church hall were severely damaged by the fire and seven cars parked on Esplanade Place also suffered minor heat and smoke damage. To engage with the community of Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a co-ordinated 'hot strike' in the area, in a bid to increase fire safety awareness and tackle anti-social behaviour. Prevention and Education teams including...

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Fire: Firefighters rescue horse from ditch in Rainford, St Helens

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Firefighters rescue horse from ditch in Rainford, St Helens


Fire: MFRS staff feature in powerful film about blue light mental health

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
MFRS staff star in powerful film about blue light mental health


Fire: Zero Tolerance on Firefighter Attacks as Figures Rise by 200%

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**Broadcast quality footage of the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham speaking on this issue can be found here and the Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime Baroness Beverley Hughes speaking here **

ZERO TOLERANCE ON FIREFIGHTER ATTACKS AS FIGURES RISE BY 200%

THE new Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham today condemned attacks on firefighters after it was revealed the number of incidents had more than doubled in the past 12 months.

The Mayor spoke out as Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service revealed the details of two shocking incidents where youths had deliberately started fires to lure crew into their communities and then pelt them with missiles and abuse.

The Service said that in the 12 months to March 2017, the number of attacks on firefighters had risen dramatically by more than 200 per cent and that the Emergency Services (obstruction) Act 2006 made clear provisions for people to be prosecuted for their behaviour.

Andy, who was elected the first Mayor of Greater Manchester on...

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Fire: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service marks Firefighters' Memorial Day

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Fire stations across Tyne and Wear today fell silent at 12noon to mark Firefighters Memorial Day. Established by the Firefighters Memorial Trust, Firefighters Memorial Day is an annual event that will take place each year on 4May. It is under the authority of a Royal Charter and is supported by the Trust's patron, HRH The Princess Royal. To mark Memorial Day crews from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, formed a memorial parade on station forecourts in observation of the silence. Flags at the service HQ in Washington were also flown at half-mast as a mark of respect. This event builds on two services that are already held annually - a Thanksgiving Service held in May at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire and a Memorial event held in September in London - both of which are attended by colleagues from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. This date is also International Firefighters Day (IFFD), which was initiated from Australia following the deaths of...

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