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Fire: Multi-agency training exercise, Chapelfield Shopping Centre

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

On Sunday 29 March 2015, Norfolk and Suffolk emergency services including Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue and the East of England Ambulance Service will be running a multi-agency training exercise inside Chapelfield Shopping Centre and the immediate surrounding area.

The exercise will start at 6.30pm and continue until 1am on Monday 30 March. 

 

During this time there will be a large number of fire, ambulance and police vehicles outside the shopping centre and members of the public may see an increased police and emergency services presence in the immediate vicinity while the exercise is live.

 

The exercise itself will be taking place inside the venue and should therefore cause minimal disruption to residents and visitors in the surrounding area.   The organisers of this event have been liaising with owners and there should only be minor interruptions to usual business on the evening with the carpark and restaurants open as usual.  Police officers and staff will...

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Fire: Updated: Emergency services drive to keep motorcyclists safer

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) is teaming up with Northumbria Police's Collision Investigation Unit and RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) to keep motorcyclists safer on our roads. As the better weather approaches, motorcyclists will be getting back on their bikes and motorists will start to see more of them on the roads. This partnership is aimed at raising awareness to both groups to watch out for each other and stay as safe as possible on the roads. The first two hour clinic will take place on Saturday 25 April at 11:00 am at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Nissan Way, Sunderland, SR5 3QY. There's no need to book in advance, you can just turn up on the day. Area Manager Alan Robson who is senior sponsor of the motorcycle section at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “I am delighted the Service is taking part in this initiative aimed at reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries we see on the...

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Fire: TICK TOCK TEST your smoke alarms when you change your clocks

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

PLEDGE TO TEST your smoke alarms when you change your clocks. We all lose an hour’s sleep on Sunday, 29 March – make sure you don’t lose more. 

Tick Tock Test your smoke alarms



Fire: Test Smoke Alarms When Clocks Go Forward

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is calling on residents to test their smoke alarms when they put their clocks forward this weekend.


Fire: Not a baaaaaad resc-ewe! Crew rescue sheep from Ramsbottom ravine

Written by RSS Poster News

FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue a runaway sheep that was stuck down a ravine in Ramsbottom.

Crew from Ramsbottom Fire Station and the Water Incident Unit from Eccles were called to Redisher Court shortly after 6pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

A sheep had somehow ended up stuck down a ravine and the RSPCA officer that was on the scene was struggling to get to it.

Ramsbottom Watch Manager Kris Bailey said: “A member of the public had spotted the sheep and contacted the RSPCA – the animal had been there for about three hours.

“It was culvert that’s part of a stream with about a 12 to 15ft drop either side. The RSPCA officer tried to get to the sheep but couldn’t reach it and called us for help.

“We worked with the boat crew from Eccles and managed to get the sheep up the ladder and using the rope rescue equipment we hoisted it out.

“The RSPCA officer then took the sheep into the back of his van and the animal was safe and well.

“We’ve no idea how it got there but it had...

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Fire: Not in our name: Women’s committee tells government to stop trading on their name

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

A damning letter from the national women’s committee of the FBU has called on the Westminster government to stop trading on their name to further their political objectives over pensions.

National secretary of the committee Samantha Rye says they were left no option but to respond after the minister published several open letters over the past six months with inaccurate references to women firefighters.

“Penny Mordaunt has let down women firefighters just as much as she has done our male colleagues.

“We supplied case studies of women firefighters whose future careers were at risk due to the pension changes to the minister in a meeting last year. At the time she said she was looking to “improve the deal on the table”. However nothing has changed and the minister continues to trade on our name.

“If Penny Mordaunt really wants to help women firefighters she should provide all a fair, affordable and sustainable pension to all firefighters. Not one...

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Fire: Smoke will leave you for dead warns fire service

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
You are at least four times more likely to die in a fire in your home if you do not have a working smoke alarm. ​That's why Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the national Fire Kills campaign which is asking people to welcome British Summer Time by “Tick Tock Testing” their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this weekend (28-29 March). ​The national campaign includes a number of national and local adverts in newspapers, on the radio and on social media. ​The campaign also highlights the dangers of smoke. Smoke will not wake you up if there is a fire in your home – it will kill you and is responsible for over half of all deaths in accidental fires in homes. Having a working smoke alarm will give you and your family the valuable time you need to get out, stay out and call 999. Every household should have a working smoke alarm on every level of their home and they should be checked at least monthly so they will work in the event of a fire. ​In 2013/14...

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Fire: Campaign to crack down on anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A range of activities will be on offer as part of a partnership approach to crack down on anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside. South Tyneside Council is teaming up with the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Northumbria Police and South Tyneside Homes to run the Lighter Nights campaign.Coinciding with the clocks going forward and the Easter holidays, the campaign will run from 2 – 19 April. The particular focus of the campaign will be to try and reduce grass and rubbish fires as there tends to be a seasonal increase at this time of year and a spate of deliberate fires has already been seen this month at Boldon Nature Reserve. The programme of educational and diversionary activities are also aimed at combatting under-age drinking and criminal damage Councillor Tracey Dixon, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council, said: “We know the proactive approach taken by the Lighter Night campaign makes a real difference. Over the past...

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Fire: Campaign to crack down on anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A range of activities will be on offer as part of a partnership approach to crack down on anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside. South Tyneside Council is teaming up with the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Northumbria Police and South Tyneside Homes to run the Lighter Nights campaign.Coinciding with the clocks going forward and the Easter holidays, the campaign will run from 2 – 19 April. The particular focus of the campaign will be to try and reduce grass and rubbish fires as there tends to be a seasonal increase at this time of year and a spate of deliberate fires has already been seen this month at Boldon Nature Reserve. The programme of educational and diversionary activities are also aimed at combatting under-age drinking and criminal damage Councillor Tracey Dixon, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council, said: “We know the proactive approach taken by the Lighter Night campaign makes a real difference. Over the past...

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Fire: Uniting for the good of the community

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Organisations are coming together for an action-packed week in an area of North Tyneside, making sure it's safe and spotless. Running for five days from Monday (March 30), Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue will be supporting North Tyneside Council as it runs its Operation Hotspot initiative. The focus will be on the Meadow Well, where together they will address issues like littering, fly-tipping, dog fouling and anti-social behaviour, as well as carrying out free home fire safety checks. On Thursday, April 2, the Dogs Trust will also be on hand to provide free basic health checks and micro-chipping for dogs, from 11am to 3pm, at The Cedarwood Trust. Welcoming the news, Cllr John Harrison, cabinet member for Housing and the Environment, said: “This is another brilliant example of how closely we work with Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service for the good of the community. We are delighted to be coming together to enhance the Meadow Well area. “Since launching...

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