Posts Tagged "Safety"

Fire Service ask people to look out for neighbours after elderly woman died in house fire

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are asking people to check on their vulnerable neighbours, after an elderly woman, who did not have a working smoke alarm, died in her home when a fire broke out. The fire service are…

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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service reassure public after solar panels sales scare across UK

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has reassured people with solar panels on their roofs that they will attend their homes in an emergency situation. Other UK fire services have had calls from people attempting to sell newer panels claiming that…

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Fire service advice to business owners after numerous false alarms

Over many years the Fire and Rescue Service have been working with partners to reduce the number of Unwanted Fire Signals (UwFS) that are generated from premises protected by automatic fire detection and fire alarm (AFA) systems. A considerable reduction…

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Warning issued after elderly couple rescued from River Ivel in Biggleswade

A warning has been issued to people walking by the River Ivel on the outskirts of Biggleswade after an elderly couple had to be rescued on Sunday afternoon. The emergency services were called to action after a man fell into…

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Stark warning issued by fire service about the dangers of deliberate grass fires

Fire fighters in the South Wales Valleys have warned that people’s lives and properties are being put at risk by deliberate grass fires. Over 95% of grass fires in the area are intentionally set and there are fears that a…

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Fire service warns of the risks of field and grass fires

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people about the dangers of grass and field fires. They say they spread quickly and cause acres of damage. The advice is not to leave bottles or glass in woodlands and never throw…

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Boy drowns in canal while ‘tombstoning’ in South Yorkshire

Body of missing 11-year-old recovered in Rotherham, while a mother of three drowns in Great Ouse river in Bedford An 11-year-old boy whose body was pulled from a canal may have been tombstoning with a group of friends, firefighters have…

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Pokémon Go players rescued after getting lost in Wiltshire caves

Three fire engine crews and two rope rescue units helped teenagers who entered Box caves to play augmented reality game Mine rescue experts and firefighters had to come to the aid of a group of teenagers after they became hopelessly…

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Berkshire’s fire service warns people against swimming in open water during hot weather

Firefighters say swimming in open water areas, like rivers, lakes and canals, could lead to ‘deadly consequences’ “Don’t cool off in the open water!” That’s the message from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) who are warning people about…

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Gypsies and Travellers given fire safety training at Appleby Fair

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has been training Gypsies and Travellers in how to tackle small scale fires on the first day (2 June 2016) of the annual Appleby Horse Fair which runs from 2-8 June. The training was provided…

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