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Cumbria Fire & Rescue call for chimneys to be swept

In the last three years Cumbria Fire & Rescue has been called out to almost 400 chimney fires. ‘Enjoy the fire you want, not the one you don’t’ – is the message that’s come from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service…

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Shane Walsh tragedy: Shrewsbury dad’s death casts spotlight on safety

The death of Shane Walsh has again cast the spotlight on the issue of river safety in Shrewsbury, with more questions today being asked about what can be done to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. Police confirmed on Thursday…

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Fire service team flies to Romania for ‘World Rescue Challenge’

A team of firefighters deployed to cut people from their vehicles following crashes on Oxfordshire’s roads competed in an international competition. Members of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s extrication team were in Romania – competing against other extrication teams from…

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Telford council set to reject crime commissioner’s plan to take over Shropshire fire service

Telford & Wrekin Council has said it will not support plans for Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion to take over control of Shropshire’s fire service. Mr Campion wants to have a single joint commissioner for West Mercia Police, Shropshire…

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‘Discarded cigarette’ set fire to 20 straw bales on a tractor trailer

The straw bales burst into flames while the tractor was on a main road Fire crews were called to a massive fire involving 20 straw bales that closed a main road. Police were told that the fire, which brought traffic…

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Residents evacuated from homes in city centre high-rise building after flat fire

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident at Crusader House in Thurland Street Fire crews tackled a flat fire in a high rise building in the city centre tonight (Tuesday, September 5). Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service…

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Police & Crime Panel Reject Commissioner’s Fire Plans

Watchdog body the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel is concerned about its capacity to hold North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to account if proposed changes to how the county’s Fire and Rescue Service are governed go ahead. In…

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British Firefighter Challenge 2017: The Results

On 29th July 2017, the second British Firefighter Challenge event went underway at Leicester’s De Montford University campus. Following the successes of Firestyle’s sponsorship of the first ever British Firefighter Challenge the year previous, Firestyle continued with its sponsorship of…

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Selby firm fined over fire safety standards in loft rooms

The fire safety inspector found that there were two rooms provided for people to live in, above a takeaway shop. The main problems were that there was no working fire alarm and fire detection. The way up to the rooms…

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England’s fire services suffer 25% cut to safety officers numbers

Fire services in England have lost more than a quarter of their specialist fire safety staff since 2011, a Guardian investigation has found. Fire safety officers carry out inspections of high-risk buildings to ensure they comply with safety legislation and…

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