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Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service now recruiting for community firefighters

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for Community (part-time) firefighters at 12 fire stations across the country. Community Firefighters help protect the local community and respond to emergency incidents including fires, road traffic collisions…

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UPDATE: Fire at landfill site took nearly 24 hours to put out

A large fire at a landfill site at Castle Cary on the Somerset border took nearly 24 hours to put our. The fire started at the Dimmer Landfill Site, near Castle Cary, at around 4.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday (August…

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Tumble dryers spark dozens of fires in Shropshire

Tumble dryers have sparked dozens of fires across Shropshire over the past eight years, new figures show. Crews from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to 82 blazes involving tumble dryers since 2009/10. Nobody died as a…

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Fire service called to barn fire that ignited 400 tonnes of straw

Firefighters were called to a barn fire in Anstey on Tuesday, August 29th which saw approximately 400 tonnes of straw catch fire. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service received an emergency call just after 9.30pm to a barn fire located between…

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Fire and Rescue Service calls for extra care while driving after four fatalities on the A361 link road

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has called for people to take extra care while driving during the summer months after four fatalities on the A361 North Devon link road. The emergency service has warned that in summertime throughout…

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Mace completes two new fire stations for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service

Mace has completed two new stations for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. The £14.5m project included the delivery of a 24-hour fully staffed station in Hull’s city centre and a station facility crewed by on-call firefighters in the village of…

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Micky Nicholas: ‘The fire service was a negative environment for black people – but it’s changed’

When Michael – aka Micky – Nicholas, 53, joined the London fire brigade (LFB) in 1990, just 3% of firefighters in the capital were from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. He recalls “people patting me on the shoulder, and…

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Firefighters eat sausages made of piglets they saved from blaze

Farmer sends gift of sausages to thank Wiltshire firefighters who rescued piglets and two sows from fire in barn A farmer whose piglets were saved from a barn fire has served the animals up as sausages to thank the firefighters…

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service deploys Panasonic rugged tablets

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with Panasonic rugged Toughpad tablets to access vital information during an emergency. The service is deploying 13 inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 tablets in the…

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Fire crews rescue 93 people from flood waters

Fire crews have rescued 93 people trapped by torrential flood waters, either from their cars or their houses. The west has been worst hit, with nearly nine out of ten (87%) of rain-related call-outs happening there. In all, the Northern…

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