Posts Tagged "Safety"

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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‘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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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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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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The Grenfell Tower residents have been betrayed by the Government again

The Housing Minister cannot be the person who reviews the policies of his Conservative and Labour predecessors. It looks like the political class investigating and protecting itself “It took a riot” was the title of a report that Michael Heseltine…

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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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High rise residents urged to book free home fire safety check

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging high rise residents to book a free home fire safety check. As part of its fire safety and public reassurance work following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June, NFRS staff have…

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