Posts Tagged "Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service"

The International Emergency Team

Introduction to IET The International Emergency Team (IET) is a voluntary organisation born following the efforts of Mehrban Sadiq, from the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service, to increase the standards of fire safety overseas. The IET is primarily…

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Firefighter punched and colleagues pelted with stones while Sunderland bingo hall blaze raged

A firefighter was punched and colleagues were pelted with stones as crews battled to put out a huge blaze at a former Sunderland bingo hall, brigade chiefs have revealed. More than 50 firefighters were scrambled as flames tore through the…

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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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Tyne and Wear fire chief to retire

Tyne and Wear’s chief fire officer is to retire after almost 30 years of service. Tom Capeling, chief fire officer of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), has today formally announced plans to retire, after 29 years with…

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Bonfire Night calls down but incidents up for fire service

Latest figures from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service show the number of calls received by the Control room on Bonfire Night was the lowest for 17 years. 290 calls were received, which is almost four times the daily…

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Shock firework injuries video aims to hammer home Bonfire Night safety message

Fire chiefs are using a video featuring horrifically-scarred victims to highlight this year’s Bonfire Night safety campaign. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has called this year’s campaign Scarred for Life, as it encourages everyone to stay safe and…

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Shields Ferry passengers rescued in emergency training exercise

Emergency services took part in a training exercise by responding to a fire on board the Shields Ferry. The exercise, which took place on Wednesday, was a chance for the emergency services and the Ferry crew to co-ordinate their response…

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Fire station set to lose engine as ‘disgraceful’ cuts bite service

A plan to cut the number of engines at a South Tyneside fire station will put people’s lives at risk, claims a local councillor. Coun John McCabe has branded the move at Hebburn Fire Station – brought on by funding…

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Fire safety advice saves Sunderland man

Safety advice provided by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service helped save a man and his home when a suspected electrical fault caused his washing machine to catch fire. Arthur Butler, of Bellamy Crescent, Sunderland, was doing his laundry…

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Emergency services sign new collaboration agreement

Emergency services have joined forces in a pledge to work even closer together for the benefit of the public. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFS), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and Northumbria Police along with their three…

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