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Fire: Tyne and Wear FRS supporting falls prevention week

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) is playing its part in Falls Prevention Week (Friday 22nd September – Friday 28th September) by featuring in a film which will be seen in the waiting areas of GP Practices, Federations, Hospital Trusts and Local Authorities. The film also includes contributions from Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; NHS North Tyneside CCG; Newcastle University; County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust; NEAS; Community Care and Health Forum and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust. Developed by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, the film highlights the everyday dangers that could lead to a fall – all based around the acronym F.A.L.L.S. FIT for purpose: replace worn out slippers with soft shoes. Walking aids – do you need one? Check your ferrule AROUND the house: Clear clutter, loose wires and rugs. Ensure good lighting and handrails. Request a home hazard assessment LONG term...

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Fire: Hero off-duty Bolton firefighter saves man’s life with CPR

Written by RSS Poster News

OFF-DUTY firefighter, John Wheeldon, arrived at his local gym this morning (September 22) and within ten minutes of warming up on a cross trainer, he found himself bringing a fellow gym-goer back to life with CPR. 

Bolton North Blue Watch: Crew Manager Mark Mccourt, Firefighter Andrew Rothwell, Retired Firefighter Dale Martin, Firefighter John Wheeldon and James Bracegirdle.

Bolton North Blue Watch: Crew Manager Mark Mccourt, Firefighter Andrew Rothwell, Retired Firefighter Dale Martin, Firefighter John Wheeldon and James Bracegirdle.

The Bolton North Blue Watch firefighter said: “I arrived at the gym at around 8.40am and started my warm up on the cross trainer. I could see another man five machines down with his headphones on, listening to music. One minute the man was working out and the next minute he was lay on the floor.”

John rushed to his aid after realising the man was in cardiac arrest and shouted for help before performing chest compressions. Within one minute, an ambulance had been called and two members of staff from Total Fitness gym in Bolton were by his side with an automated external defibrillator.

John continued: “I ran over to...

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Fire: Head of Norfolk’s fire prevention team urges people to ensure fire doors are kept shut as he backs Fire Door Safety Week

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Head of Norfolk’s fire prevention team urges people to ensure fire doors are kept shut as he backs Fire Door Safety Week

Workers and residents are being reminded by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS) of the importance of ensuring fire doors fitted at buildings across the county are kept shut. 


Next week is National Fire Door Safety Week (25 Sept to 1 Oct) which aims to reiterate the message that fire doors save lives and property. The campaign aims to engage and educate building owners and users on how to use the doors properly and is being backed by NFRS.

Garry Collins, Head of Fire Protection and Prevention at NFRS, explained why the service is backing the campaign. He said: “Fire doors are proven to reduce the risk of fires spreading and increase the chance of people evacuating a building quickly and safely. But they are no use if they are propped open as an acceptable management practice. If members of the...

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Fire: LIVERPOOL - 1886

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
Lewis's department store ablaze


Fire: FREE Blood Pressure Testing for Merseyside residents as part of Know Your Numbers! Week

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
FREE Blood Pressure Testing for Merseyside residents as part of Know Your Numbers! Week


Fire: Fundraising for Firefighter Alex Green

Written by RSS Poster News

ON Sunday, September 24 two of our firefighters Ben Ward and Dave Brearley are taking part in a fund raising event for Firefighter Alex Green.

Alex Green was found unconscious with severe injuries in Magaluf, only six hours into his stag do with friends. He had been involved in a very serious accident resulting in him being in intensive care.

In order to support the Just Giving fund that has been created for Alex, the firefighters will be rowing the distance between the UK and Spain.

The event will take place at the Trafford Centre, outside the Vodafone Store on the ground floor and will begin at 12pm.

All donations made will cover the cost of his care and to see him return home to his family.

Any support will be most welcome and if you would like to donate visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ant-unzueta.

 



Fire: MAIDA VALE - 1997

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
Photo: Instagram
London Fire Brigade aerial platform, Maida Vale, 1997


Fire: SHEEPCOTE ROAD - 1995

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
Photo: Instagram
London firefighters at Sheepcote Road, Harrow, August 1995
 


Fire: TOTTENHAM & HARROW

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL

Photos: LFB Twitter
On Sept. 18, 2017, fire gutted a warehouse at White Hart Lane, Tottenham. Twenty-five engines answered the alarm. Flames were visible across North London. Part of the structure collapsed. The brigade's response included four aerials and five rescue units.  


Photos: LFB Twitter
On Sept. 14, 2017, fire destroyed a warehouse at Chantry Place, Harrow. Propane cylinders were involved. Traffic was stopped as a precaution at the nearby Headstone Lane train station. Eight engines responded to the fire.


Fire: Gateshead pupil wins star prize in road safety competition

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Firefighters visited Dunston Hill Community Primary School this morning to help congratulate one of its star pupils Mathew Wright, aged 10 has won a 'highly commended' certificate in a poster competition organised by Brake, the road safety charity. Matthew wowed judges with his “slow down children around” message and has had his design turned into a large professional banner that will now go on display on the railings outside the entrance to the school, where it will be seen by hundreds of drivers every day. The poster also features Brake mascot, Zak the zebra. Matthew has also won a Hobbycraft voucher and a visit to the local fire station�� for himself and his classmates. He was among nearly 7,000 children, aged 4-11, from 500 schools who entered the national competition, sponsored by Co-op Insurance, and supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). The project hopes to inspire and engage children about the need for...

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