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Fire: COVENT GARDEN - 1954

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
Photos: Institution of Fire Engineers

Firefighters from London's old Clerkenwell fire station dearly in life and flesh at a fire at Covent Garden on May 11, 1954.

"While fighting a fire in a warehouse containing fruit and vegetables, adjacent to Covent Garden, London, Station Officer Fred Hawkins and Fireman A E J Batt-Rawden, both of Clerkenwell Fire Station, lost their lives,'' according to Fire magazine.

"Sub Officer Sidney Peen, Leading Fireman Ernest Datlin, Fireman Kenneth Aylward, Fireman Charles Gadd, Fireman Frederick Parr and Fireman Daniel Stocking were all sent to hospital. Three of the injured required plastic surgery treatment.''


Fire: 1958 INFERNO

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL



In January 1958, the London Fire Brigade tackled its largest operation since the Blitz.


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Fire: MOORGATE - 1908

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
"The most serious fire which has as yet taken place in the network of the tube railways under London broke out recently about 25 yds. from the Moorgate st. station of the City & South London railway," the magazine Fire Engineering reported in 1908.

"Contrary to the inactive proceedings of our Interborough company, either on its subway or elevated lines, managers were at once dispatched along the line; the trains were stopped and the passengers sent to the surface.

"The electric current was at once cut off, so that no live wires or rails handicapped the firemen (wearing) smoke-helmets. Even with these on, they could not enter at Moorgate, the flame and smoke being so severe, and engines and men were dispatched to the stations at the Bank and Old street.

"The firemen soon had the blaze under control. There was a big crowd at Moorgate street station awaiting transportation: but no panic ensued and all the expectant passengers were taken up to the street by the elevators."


Fire: 102-year-old former firefighter relives pass-out

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
102-year-old former firefighter relives pass-out


Fire: Fire service to carry out community reassurance campaign following fatal fire in Tranmere

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Fire service to carry out community reassurance campaign following fatal fire in Tranmere


Fire: MFRS asks 'How safe is your business?' as part of Business Safety Week

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
MFRS asks 'How safe is your business?' as part of Business Safety Week


Fire: Off duty Firefighter provides crucial first aid following Liverpool collision

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Off duty Firefighter provides crucial first aid following Liverpool collision


Fire: LAMBETH TURNOUT

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
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Fire: Fire Service urges people to check they have enough working smoke alarms

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Fire Service urges people to check they have enough working smoke alarms


Fire: Fire & Rescue Service urges extra precautions during hot weather

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