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Firefighters 'lacked equipment' for 7/7 London bombings

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  • November 1, 2010
Firefighters lacked the training and first aid equipment to treat the most seriously injured, the 7/7 London bombing inquests have heard. Firefighter Sean Jones said some of the wounded in the 2005 attack at Aldgate were untreatable by the fire servi...

'Gas explosion' rips through Oxfordshire cafe

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  • November 1, 2010
A suspected gas explosion which sent debris flying through the air forced a number of residents to be evacuated from their homes. Fire crews were called to Gemma's Cafe in East Challow, on Sunday evening. Debris scattered over a 100m (330ft) area and...

London firefighters stage second eight-hour strike

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  • November 1, 2010
More than 5,500 London firefighters have completed a second eight-hour strike in a dispute over new contracts. The walkout, which ran from 1000 to 1800 GMT, was called by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). It said London Fire Brigade (LFB) staff faced th...

Bravery awards over Shrewsbury fire rescue

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  • November 1, 2010
Two firefighters who saved the live of a Shropshire woman in a house fire are being rewarded for their bravery. John Bee and Richard Brazier carried Laura Smith out of her bedroom after her family home in Severn Street, Shrewsbury, caught alight. Mr ...

Lone man found dead in Hampshire flat fire

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  • November 1, 2010
A man was found dead in a fire at a block of flats in Hampshire. A member of the public called the fire service at about 2200 BST on Saturday after smoke was seen coming from the block in Stratfield Gardens, Havant. Firefighters pulled a lone male oc...

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