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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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Fire: Firefighters attacked twice in one week

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Washington Firefighters attacked in Gateshead twice in one week TWFRS Blue Watch Firefighters and their Targeted Response Vehicle (TRV) were attacked twice in one week (Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September) whilst responding to deliberately set fire incidents. The Washington-based crew had to face both verbal and physical attacks by young people, receiving foul mouthed abuse – whilst their emergency vehicle was pelted with stones. The attacks both occurred in the same location, the Beacon Lough Estate in Gateshead and those responsible were young people who were seen in the Craneville play park. TWFRS ACO Alan Robson commented: “These attacks are indefensible. They are not just insulting; they are endangering the lives of committed and dedicated firefighters whose sole purpose is to protect and save the lives and homes of everyone in our community. Damage to our TRV could also result in it being off the road and not available for emergency use. We are cooperating with our...

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Fire: Firefighters rush to extinguish flames at Viridor Plant

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Firefighters have responded to a large industrial fire in Bolton, responding within minutes to ensure any potential damage was kept to a minimum.

It was at 16.51pm this afternoon that firefighters got the call to attend, with a total of 10 fire engines and two aerial appliances in attendance at Raikes Lane Industrial Estate, Bolton. 

Upon arrival firefighters were met with flames covering an area approximately measuring 20m x 50m, spread across three stories within the building, requiring the use of five jets to tackle the blaze. Due to the expertise of the crews in attendance, they were able to ensure that the fire wasn’t able to spread any further, bringing the fire well under control 90 minutes after first arriving.

Group Manager John Crawley, Incident Commander at the scene said: “A significant amount of resources arrived at the incident quickly and were able to bring the fire under control. The actions of our staff tonight allowed us to save a large portion of the and surrounding site.

“Firefighters will remain at the incident overnight to liaise and assist with the Viridor management team.”

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.



Fire: PARSONS GREEN - 2017

Written by RSS Poster LONDON FIRE JOURNAL
Photo: LFB via Twitter

On Sept. 15, 2017, an improvised bomb exploded on a train at London's Parsons Green station, injuring at least 22 people.

The London Fire Brigade dispatched six fire engines and two fire rescue units.

LFB Director of Operations Tom George said:


``The Brigade was called at 0821 and firefighters were on the scene within three minutes. Fire crews assisted the London Ambulance Service in treating casualties on the affected train.

``Firefighters also helped evacuate 253 people from a train not involved in the incident.''



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