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Fire: Reducing anti-social behaviour fires in Farringdon

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Officers from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and Northumbria Police are working together to reduce anti-social behaviour fires in Farringdon. This follows a spate of fires in the fields at the rear of Farringdon School which is bordered by Silksworth lane and Gilley Law flats. As a result police are increasing patrols in the area, and a 3G camera is being installed on the 'Stephenson trail' to monitor the area. Fire and police officers have also visited Farringdon School and talked to every year group, showing a film produced by the fire and rescue service and discussing the consequences of setting fires deliberately Station Manager Jeff Wilkinson, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Anti-social behaviour fires account for three quarters of all fires we attend and we actually go to more in April than we do in November, which includes Bonfire Night. Not only do these fires cause damage to property, the environment and tie up firefighters unnecessarily, they can...

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Fire: Arson in Woodside, Telford

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a fire in a porch at 3.32pm Tuesday 15th April in Wildwood, Woodside, Telford.

Two appliances from Telford and an appliance from Tweedale, together with a Fire Investigations Officer attended the fire which was started deliberately.

Anyone with any information is asked to ring West Mercia Police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.



Fire: Puppy Rescued From House Fire

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
A puppy was rescued by firefighters from a house in Waterloo after a smoke alarm alerted neighbours to a fire.


Fire: Family affair for GMFRS search and rescue dog

Written by RSS Poster News

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) search and rescue dog Ace led the way for his son Buster during a training exercise organised by Eccles Fire Station.

Ace and his trainer, Crew Manager Mike Dewar, (pictured below, left) were invited to take part in a multi-agency water rescue training exercise held at Sale Water Park on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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The exercise was also attended by firefighters from GMFRS' Technical Response Unit (TRU) from Leigh, two fire engines from Farnworth, HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service, the Water Incident Unit from Eccles and two GMFRS volunteers who acted as casualties for the dogs to find.

GMFRS' newest search and rescue dog Ace was joined by his son Buster - a search and rescue dog who's been personally trained by TRU Firefighter Clare Louth (pictured above, right, with Buster).

The exercise scenario involved a man that had fallen into the water and was accompanied by two children who were...

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Fire: Deliberate fires in Oswestry

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended several incidents in Oswestry over the weekend.

At 5.10pm Sunday 13th April 2014 a report was received of a tree stump and overgrowth on fire in Twyford Lane, Oswestry. At 5.12pm we received a report of household rubbish and a mattress on fire under the bridge in Maesbury Road, Oswestry. At 4.50pm on the same day crews attended a report of a wheelie bin on fire in Gower Place, Oswestry. And at 2.53pm crews attended a report of a Ford Fiesta on fire in Bailey Head, Oswestry - the vehicle was subsequently reported stolen to the police.Read more



Fire: Video update on pensions: ministers’ protection claims “inaccurate”

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

The Fire Brigades Union has released a video exploring comments made by Brandon Lewis, the Westminster fire minster, that during negotiations the union had not raised the issue of protection of members from the government’s pension proposals.

In the clip, Matt Wrack, general secretary, repudiates the minister’s claims, which were made in the House of Commons in response to a question from Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth.

You can watch the video here.



Fire: Fire and rescue service strikes gold

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has received external recognition for its approach to health and safety for the ninth year running. The Service has received a Gold Medal Award for Occupational Health and Safety from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA awards are presented to organisations that have excellent health, safety and welfare management systems in place and can show continuous success in reducing accidents among employees. The accolade is the ninth Gold Award for the Service which has seen the total number of work-based accidents reduced by 66% from 95 to 44 over the last four years (2009-2013). While vehicle-related accidents have also dropped from 102 to 23 during the same period, a 78.5% reduction. Chief Fire Officer Tom Capeling, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Our staff are our greatest asset so ensuring their health and welfare is of paramount importance to us. A healthy and safe workforce means we can serve our community...

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Fire: Helping young people in Sunderland

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Young people aged 16 to 25, who are unemployed and living in the Sunderland area, could learn new skills to help them get a job by signing up to the Prince's Trust Team course run by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. The course gives up to 15 young people the opportunity to meet other people, try out new skills, get a taste of the workplace and plan for the future - all in a specially designed 12-week course, starting on 6 May. If you are aged 16 to 25 and unemployed and would like to find out more about the course, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is holding an Open Day at Farringdon Community Fire Station on Thursday 24 April, 10am until 4pm. Drop in at any time during the day and you can chat with someone about what the course involves and how it could help you. Princes Trust Team Leader, Alan D'Arcy, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "This is a great opportunity; not only does it provide young people in Sunderland with vital skills to equip them for the future, but...

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Fire: Friends and family Easter fire safety campaign in Shrewsbury

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

A group of fire service staff hold leaflets and smoke alarms towards the camera standing outside next to fire engine

Remind friends and family in Shrewsbury about the importance of smoke alarms in the home this Easter – that is the fire safety message being delivered by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Members of the Community Fire Safety team based at Shrewsbury fire HQ launched their annual Friends and Family campaign to encourage the use of smoke alarms in the home.Read more



Fire: Fire safety quiz

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Schoolchildren were bowled over in the county fire safety quiz run by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A total of 48 youngsters from 12 county schools won a meal and bowling sessions courtesy of the management at the Ten Pin bowling alley in Telford.

In teams of four, the eleven and twelve-year-olds had won competitions at their individual schools after quick-fire questions on all aspects of safety.Read more




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