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Avon fire service wants to be first with helicopter

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  • November 26, 2010
Avon Fire and Rescue Service is aiming to become the first brigade in the country to buy a multimillion-pound helicopter. Fire chiefs have said it would be quicker and more efficient to fly in specialist teams to road crashes. But the Fire Brigades U...

Specialist flood trucks unveiled in Staffordshire

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  • November 26, 2010
Six trucks capable of travelling through up to 2m (6.5ft) of floodwater are to be based in Staffordshire. The vehicles, which have been adapted from military trucks, will be used to deliver vital supplies to people hit by flooding around the UK. Red ...

Arsonists target saved railway signal box near Bognor

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  • November 26, 2010
An Edwardian signal box that campaigners fought to save from demolition has been severely damaged in an arson attack in West Sussex. The Barnham Signal Box was moved to playing fields in Westergate, near Bognor Regis, last year and was being used a c...

London fire chairman: 'Union leaders thick and nasty'

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  • November 26, 2010
London Fire Authority's chairman has been quoted in a newspaper saying Fire Brigades Union (FBU) officials are "a thoroughly unpleasant and nasty lot". "Most of them are thick, can't string a sentence together and, frankly, are incoherent," Brian Col...

Man, 31, dies after garage fire in Ellesmere Port

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  • November 26, 2010
A 31-year-old man has died from severe burns after a fire at a garage in Cheshire. The emergency services were called to a row of garages in Denbigh Court, Ellesmere Port at 1030 GMT on Thursday. They found the man in a critical condition. He was tak...

Burnt-out Tockwith waste plant wreckage stolen

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  • November 26, 2010
Thieves have stolen the wreckage of a hazardous waste management plant which was gutted in a chemical fire. Police said the metal-framed building structure had been taken from the site of BCB Environmental Management in Tockwith, North Yorkshire. The...

Pet dog rescued from large Dorset house fire

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  • November 26, 2010
About 35 firefighters have tackled a large fire in a detached home in west Dorset, from which a pet dog was rescued. Crews in seven engines were called to the house in The Street, Charmouth, on Thursday night. Both floors of the property were damaged...

Frozen water warning for by Leicestershire fire service

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  • November 26, 2010
People in Leicestershire are being warned to stay away from areas of frozen water by the county's fire and rescue service. Crews were called to eight incidents last winter in which people or their dogs got into trouble in icy conditions. In January t...

Man rescued from flat fire in Cardigan

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  • November 26, 2010
A man is recovering after being rescued from a fire at his home in Cardigan during the early hours of the morning. Crews from the Mid and West Wales Fire Service were called to the blaze at Rhyd y Felin just after 0300GMT. The man was rescued by fire...

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