Posts Tagged "Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service"

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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Derry ‘hero’ rescues couple from house fire

A Londonderry man who saved a couple from a house fire has been praised for his heroism. Sean McLaughlin entered the burning building twice to pull a woman and a disabled man to safety. He had been walking home on…

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Two pet dogs killed in ‘accidental’ house fire near Dungiven

A fire at a Co Derry home which led to the deaths of two family pet dogs is being treated as accidental. Fire fighters were called to the house at Foreglen Road near Dungiven after the fire broke out in…

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Wheelchair user Carson Quinn and his dog die in Holywood house fire

A CO Down man who died in a house fire has been described as a “very nice fellow” who “always liked to have a wee chat”. Carson Quinn, who was in his 50s, died on Saturday morning following a blaze…

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Elderly man found dead in suspected carbon monoxide incident in Lurgan

An elderly man has died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Co Armagh. The body of Glyn Girvan (72), was discovered in a house in the Albert Street area of Lurgan on Sunday. Three fire appliances attended…

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Fire Service appoints new Chief Fire and Rescue Officer

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has appointed Gary Thompson as its Chief Fire and Rescue Officer. He takes up the new post from Monday. Mr Thompson, originally from Antrim, has more than 22 years of experience in the…

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Man rescued from ‘deliberate’ fire in Lisnaskea

A man has been rescued by firefighters from a “deliberate” fire at a house in Lisnaskea. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) says it received a call just before midnight of a fire at a two storey detached house…

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Fire service say school fire started deliberately

Firefighters in Derry last night managed to contain a fire at a primary school in the Waterside. The fire broke out at Good Shepherd Primary school at Dungiven Road in Derry. The blaze began in outbuildings at the rear of…

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Executive spending more on paying interest on debt than on the entire Fire and Rescue Service

Ulster Unionist Finance Spokesperson, Philip Smith MLA, has revealed that last year the Northern Ireland Executive spent £74.5m paying interest on debt, £5.5m more than it is spending this year on the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. Philip Smith…

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How much do Twelfth bonfires cost the Fire Service?

The spiralling cost to the Fire Service of tackling dangerous bonfires built ahead of the Twelfth of July is revealed in new figures. The Twelfth is a celebration held on 12 July by the Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organisation originating…

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