Posts Tagged "Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service"

‘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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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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Fire service calls for public vigilance after derelict building attacks

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are calling for an increase in public vigilance after two incidents of deliberate fires within derelict buildings. On Saturday, August 5, fire crews from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service were called…

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Woman who advertised ‘deathtrap’ on Airbnb told to pay almost £6,000

A woman advertised a deathtrap holiday home on Airbnb when she breached fire regulations with toxic tiles, no emergency lighting, the wrong locks and a fire extinguisher that hadn’t been tested in 15 years. Jean Hendy, 64, also failed to…

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More than 50 students ‘decontaminated’ at North Devon District Hospital in training exercise

More than 50 Petroc students had to be decontaminated at North Devon District Hospital after a “mysterious substance” was released on a school bus. Luckily though, this was just a rehearsal. Staff at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust rehearsed its…

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will clean your cars for you this March

It’s one of those jobs which many of us simply cannot be bothered to do – washing the car. You know it’s really dirty and you know it’s been a while since you last did it, but it’s March and…

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CIO interview: Neil Moore, head of ICT, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hampshire Fire and Rescue’s CIO talks about collaborating, moving to the cloud and getting staff on board with digital transformation. The project is both comprehensive and ambitious, and Moore expects to have multiple infrastructure elements and applications in place by…

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Devon & Somerset upgrade to the Flir K55 Thermal Imaging Camera

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has chosen the Flir K55 Thermal Image Camera for their Operational Requirements: Terberg DTS Fire & Rescue are delighted that the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has selected Terberg DTS to…

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Woman dies after being winched from the sea as Storm Angus batters Britain

A woman who was winched from the sea as the aftermath of Storm Angus battered Britain has died, Kent Police said. Folkestone and Dungeness coastguard, Dover lifeboat and a helicopter were scrambled at 6.54am after receiving reports that the woman…

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Royal Clarence fire: demolition to begin as firefighters thank Exeter public

Engineers are inspecting gutted hotel and demolition is likely to start within days, with residents praised for their support Demolition work is likely to start this week on the fire-ravaged remains of the historic Royal Clarence hotel in Exeter. The…

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