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Fire: Wirral man prosecuted after dangerously storing 33kg of display fireworks in pub cellar

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Wirral man prosecuted after dangerously storing 33kg of display fireworks in pub cellar


Fire: Operation Clean Sweep to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hendon

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Northumbria Police, Sunderland City Council and housing provider Gentoo are working together to address anti-social behaviour in the Hendon area of Sunderland. On Monday 15th October, representatives launched the two-day initiative – Operation Clean Sweep - at 'Back on the Map' in Hendon, with the aim of preventing deliberate fires and to educate local businesses on arson prevention. In addition TWFRS will have firefighters, prevention and education teams, fire safety and volunteers on hand over today and tomorrow to conduct Home Safety Checks at addresses where we believe properties have not received a check, or where we understand there are no smoke alarms. Our operational crews will be targeting local businesses to provide information on arson prevention and the importance of reporting fly-tipping to the local council. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Area Manager – Community Safety, Lynsey McVay commented: “Our...

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Fire: Businesses are reminded they need a licence to store and sell fireworks

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
All businesses who plan to sell and store fireworks for Diwali and/or Bonfire Night are reminded that they need an up to date explosives licence enabling them to safely store fireworks. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) Area Manager Lynsey McVay, said: “Not having a valid licence to store fireworks is a criminal offence and can lead to an unlimited fine, two years imprisonment or both. However the process is very simple businesses just need to request an inspection through our website, the inspection will then be arranged within 28 days.” TWFRS Fire Safety Inspectors can help businesses through this process by carrying out inspections to ensure that fireworks are stored legally and safely in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014. To request advice or apply for an explosives licence please visit our website and request an inspection using the online form www.twfire.gov.uk/community-safety/business/fireworks-explosive-regulations/ In...

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Fire: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Throwbag training with waterside businesses see four lives saved from the River Tyne in 2 months.

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire Authority has recognised 7 staff from By The River Brew Co. with Bravery and Meritorious Conduct Awards, following a series of water rescues on the Tyne. Cllr. Barry Curran, Chair of the Tyne and Wear Fire Authority, Vice-Chair Nick Forbes and Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther made a special trip down to Gateshead Quayside this morning, to honour some equally special people. Seven staff from By the River Brew Company - based beneath the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side - were given Fire Authority Bravery and Meritorious Conduct Awards for making four remarkable rescues from the water, following throwbag training provided by the fire service, in conjunction with the RNLI. The company itself was also presented with an award. Some of the staff were involved in more than one rescue. They are: Phil Hall (from Whitley Bay) Ben Anderson (from Cullercoats) Niall...

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Fire: Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service to visit hundreds of homes as part of Older Person’s Day

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Older Person's Day 2018


Fire: Woman's death in Houghton le Spring House Fire

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
On Wednesday 26th September, we were called to a house fire at the Aged Miners Home, Houghton le Spring. Upon searching the property firefighters tragically discovered a deceased woman. Twelve firefighters in three fire engines from Rainton Bridge, Sunderland Central and Farringdon Community Fire stations were sent to the property arriving on scene at 09:54 to discover a well-developed fire. They used hose reels, breathing apparatus and positive pressure ventilation to tackle the fire. On entry to the house, they discovered a 52 year old woman in the bedroom. North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) also attended the scene and confirmed that very sadly, the lady had died. TWFRS Area Manager – Community Safety – Lynsey McVay commented: “This is terrible news for the family and friends of the lady. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to them at this very sad time. Unfortunately, there were no working smoke alarms in this property and although crews did everything that they could, the...

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Fire: Pride in Your Place campaign launched to tackle anti-social behaviour in Washington

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A new 'Pride in Your Place' campaign has been launched to tackle anti-social behaviour in Washington. The campaign aims to reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area, cut down fly tipping and deliberate fires and instil some pride in the community. It was launched during Business Safety Week by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue in partnership with Northumbria Police, Sunderland City Council and local businesses in the Washington area. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Area Manager – Community Safety, Lynsey Mcvay commented: “Anti-social behaviour can be damaging for both businesses and community residents. We - and our partners - take ASB seriously. Activities such as fly-tipping, malicious fire setting and graffiti affect the whole community and work tirelessly to help prevent it. We are requesting the support from local businesses to help report, prevent and protect both themselves and the wider local community. “Over the past six...

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Fire: Firefighters set to walk 100 miles to raise mental health awareness

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Firefighters to walk 100 miles for Fire Fighters Charity and mental health awareness


Fire: Eccleston Car Wash in Aid of Violet-Grace’s Gift

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Eccleston Car Wash


Fire: Lloyds Pharmacy teams up with fire service to spread water safety messages

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A Gateshead pharmacy is helping to spread the message about keeping safe near water in a unique partnership with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. Lloyds Pharmacy in Teams is using their Healthy Living Table to showcase key water safety messages including the dangers of drinking and drowning, being careful when going out for a run or walking near open water and how to keep children safe in swimming pools and the sea. Diane Carr Lloyds Pharmacy branch manager said: “I was at the Quayside and saw the fire service in the water doing the rescue demonstrations and went over to watch. I hadn't heard about Cold Water shock before and hearing first-hand the devastating consequences from family of those who have lost someone really brought it home to me. “I approached firefighter Tommy Richardson and got the ball rolling to help spread these important water safety messages to hopefully save even just one life.” Each Lloyds Pharmacy has a Healthy Living Table...

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