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Fire: Tragic weekend for Tyne and Wear as two lose their lives in separate house fires

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Two men have lost their lives in separate house fires in Sunderland and in Newcastle. On Friday 19 th October, at 6:20pm firefighters from Sunderland Central, Marley Park and Farringdon Community Fire Stations arrived on scene to tragically discover the body of a 56 year old man at a property in Mariners Square, Sunderland. The fire had extinguished prior to the arrival of the firefighters, who ventilated the property and isolated the gas supply. It is suspected that the fire was caused by smoking materials. The second fire occurred earlier this morning, when three crews from Gosforth and Byker were called to a property at Belle Grove West at 12:25am. The crews discovered a 43 year old man in a first floor bedroom. Fire crews and paramedics carried out CPR at the scene, before he was taken to hospital where very sadly he died. A second 36 year old man, was located outside the property where he was handed over to paramedics and taken to hospital. The...

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Fire: Could you Live with this?

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service hopes that this year's Bonfire period is one of the safest on record. We are committed to doing whatever we can to make sure that the coming Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire season is a safe and happy one for everyone – and that includes our own staff. This year we have worked with Connor Rowntree who we previously worked with in 2012, to produce a film about his journey from that day back in May 2009 when he was involved in a house fire that changed his life forever. “Could you live with this?” is the real-life story of a young man from Sunderland, who was involved in a fire at home and received 90% burns/injuries to his whole body. Conner's story is a graphic and shocking account of his life after the fire and into adulthood. The film – which we are showing to secondary school pupils – is a powerful and shocking reminder of the dangers of fire. The campaign also focuses upon the associated candle risks to the general public during Diwali, through to Halloween and...

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Fire: Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority sets out plans to fight “savage” government cuts & improve firefighters’ pay

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority sets out plans to fight “savage” government cuts & improve firefighters’ pay


Fire: Stay safely dressed this Halloween

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Stay safely dressed this Halloween


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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