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Fire: Farringdon station opens its doors

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Local people will get a chance to see what goes on behind at the scenes of their local fire station in the Farringdon area of Sunderland this weekend. From 11am on Saturday, 29th July the building, on North Moor Road will be throwing open its doors for the latest in a series of summer open days at fire stations across Tyne and Wear. Various fire trucks and other vehicles will be on display, there will be demonstrations showing how firefighters deal with chip pan fires and cut open crashed vehicles to rescue people inside. Members of the Swift Water Rescue Team will also be there, be promoting water safety. Attractions for the young ones include face painting, trampolines and a bouncy castle, along with children's entertainer 'Magic Mick'. Health advice will be available from the 'Live Life Well' service and other agencies taking part include the air cadets, Salvation Army and Northumbria Police, whose local neighbourhood team also work from the shared fire and police premises. The...

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Fire: Saughall Massie fire station plans approved

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Saughall Massie fire station plans approved

Fire: MFRS teams up with partners to combat anti-social behaviour in Wirral

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Arson officers and firefighters team up with partners to combat anti-social behaviour in Wirral

Fire: Safetyworks! celebrates an increase in visitors

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
SafetyWorks!, an innovative interactive safety centre in Newcastle, is celebrating a 40% rise in visitors over the past three years. The centre, managed by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police, St. John's Ambulance, Nexus and local councils, welcomed 14,500 visitors through its doors last year, seeing a year on year increase for the last 8 years. The state-of-the art interactive learning facility includes a mock-up, purpose built mini 'town' with a supermarket, metro station, hospital, police station, park and even a 'house'. It's in each of these settings that a range of safety talks and courses are delivered to school children, the elderly and vulnerable people from across Tyne and Wear. SafetyWorks! is also the first facility of its kind to offer education for young people on the dangers of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and ways to seek help and support. This learning takes place in a brand new...

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Fire: Celebrating first anniversary of lifesaving partnership

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

More than 400 patients have been helped by a lifesaving partnership between ambulance staff and firefighters in Norfolk.

A pilot project between the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to help the most critically ill patients started on 18th July 2016.

Since then firefighters have responded to 405 medical emergencies across the county to help save lives when someone is unconscious and not breathing.

Firefighters from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, King’s Lynn, Norwich, North Walsham, Sheringham and Thetford are dispatched to cardiac arrest calls alongside ambulance staff and volunteers.

Wendy Risdale-Barrs, EEAST Co-responding Regional Lead, said: “These latest figures are a testament to the excellent collaborative work in Norfolk between our emergency services.  I would like to pay tribute to everyone for getting behind the scheme since day one which has made a significant impact on the lives of many.

“Every second counts when...

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Fire: Automist Smartscan is a Top Winner in IDSA International Design Excellence Award (IDEA®) 2017

Written by RSS Poster PlumisAutomist
London, UK June 29, 2017—Automist Smartscan, designed by Plumis, is a Top Winner in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017 hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). See the gallery. Which 25 designs won Gold and which 52 designs won Silver, will be announced on Aug. 19 at the IDEA Ceremony—open to the public at Rich Theater and followed by a ticketed Gala at High Museum. Through Aug. 11, the public can vote online for the People’s Choice Award winner.

Plumis won in the Home & Bath category. “We are delighted to have been recognized as one of the outstanding products of 2017, alongside a host of other exciting products” said Design Director, Yusuf Muhammad.

Automist Smartscan is a smarter, modern fire sprinkler system. Instead of the typical ceiling-mounted sprinkler head, this device consists only of a stainless steel panel that seamlessly...

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Fire: Bravery award for Whitley Bay man

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A man from Whitley Bay who rescued a pensioner from his burning home last month has been honoured for his bravery. Paul JARVIS, 63 came to Fire Service HQ today, Monday July 17 to receive the thanks of Tyne & Wear Fire Authority for his actions on 16th June. Mr Jarvis, a retired builder was driving along Hillheads Road in Whitley Bay on his way home after work, when he noticed a fire visible inside the property, with dense fire gases coming from a first floor window. He parked up and ran to the house, entered through the front door and discovered a fire in the hallway. As he went through to the kitchen he found the 84-year-old occupant in a confused and disorientated state from the effects of smoke inhalation. Paul led the pensioner out of the property to safety, fire crews then quickly arrived and the victim received medical treatment for smoke and burns to his left leg. Mr Jarvis was given oxygen for the effects of smoke. He also looked after the pensioner's pet dog for a time until it...

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Fire: Safety warning issued after spate of heater fires

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FIREFIGHTERS are asking residents to take care with electrical appliances after two house fires in one day caused by heaters.

On Friday, July 14, crews were called to Pryce Avenue, Wigan, at 8.41am then another crew were called to Count Street, Rochdale, at 2pm.

On both occasions the fires are believed to have been started accidentally by portable heaters setting fire to furniture close by.

Fire investigators found that the tragic fire that killed a mother and her three children in Bolton on Saturday, July 8 was also likely to have been caused by a heater that was accidentally switched on.

Officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police carried out a joint investigation in Rosamond Street and it is believed that the fire was caused accidentally by a halogen heater in the living room at the front of the house.

Chair of the Fire Committee, Cllr David Acton, said: “GMFRS has seen a number of fire recently that appear to have been caused by heaters, including the terribly...

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Fire: Farnworth firefighter saves young girl on holiday

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WHILE on holiday this summer, a firefighter who works at Farnworth Community Fire Station saved a little girl’s life – all thanks to training undertaken while working for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. 

Firefighter Adam Tormey was enjoying his family holiday and was at a theme park on the afternoon of June 21 when a girl started to choke. 


Adam, who became a firefighter in 2015, said: “The incident took place at about 2pm at Flambards Theme Park in Helston, Cornwall. We had just had lunch and I was walking towards the rides with my four- year-old son, with my wife and daughter following about 50 metres behind. I heard my wife shout my name so I called back. A few moments later she shouted again and I heard her say ‘child choking’. 

“I ran towards her and as I turned the corner a man pretty much threw his daughter, who I think was around three of four-years-old, into my arms. I had a quick look at her face - her lips were blue and her eyes were rolling back in her head. Her body...

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Fire: Fire service warns against barbecues in high rise buildings

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RESIDENTS living in apartment blocks are being urged to take extra care when using barbecues following two flat fires in Manchester in less than a week.

Firefighters were called to tower blocks in Manchester at 2.11am on Wednesday, July 12 and at 9.57pm on Thursday, July 6 after reports of balconies on fire.

On both occasions crews found barbecues had been used on the wooden balconies.

Station Manager Dave Baxter said: “Please only use barbecues somewhere flat, away from anything flammable and especially not on a surface that will catch fire. Always keep a bucket of water nearby just in case the barbecue gets out of hand and check barbecues are fully extinguished before leaving your flat or going to bed.

“Using a barbecue in your high rise building may invalidate your lease and cause significant damage to yours and others property. On these occasions crews quickly tackled the blaze before it had chance to spread, but in previous cases people have had to leave their homes for significant periods of...

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