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South Yorkshire fire cuts: 'Seven stations could close'

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  • October 2, 2012
A third of South Yorkshire's fire stations may have to close with the loss of 150 jobs, the county's most senior fire officer has warned. Chief Fire Officer Jamie Courtney said he fears the government would announce a £10m budget cut in December, on...

Sixteen year-old boy saves toddler from a house fire

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  • October 2, 2012
A teenager in Southampton saved the life of a two-year-old boy who became trapped in a house fire. Nelson Fonangwan, 16, was asleep when he heard his mother shouting and came out of the house to find his neighbour looking panicked, having locked hers...

West Midlands Fire Service jobs 'threatened by changes'

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  • October 2, 2012
More than 2,000 staff at West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) could lose their jobs unless they accept new working conditions, a union has claimed. The Fire Officers' Association (FOA) says the service wants to change the employment terms including redu...

China highway tourist bus fire kills six in Tianjin

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  • October 2, 2012
Six people were killed after a tourist bus crashed and caught fire on a highway near China's capital Beijing, state media report. The coach ran into a lorry in the port city of Tianjin and was then engulfed in flames, the official Xinhua news agency ...

Volunteer plan for Avon Fire and Rescue Service

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  • October 2, 2012
Volunteers could be brought in by Avon Fire and Rescue Service to carry out jobs that would help free up fire officers. They would be used in a variety of roles such as home safety checks and conducting local campaigns. Mick Dixon, from Avon Fire and...

Firefighters call off threat to take industrial action

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  • October 2, 2012
The Fire Brigades Union has lifted its threat to take unofficial industrial action over allegations of the treatment of its members by the Department of Health. An email sent to members by a FBU official and seen by BBC Radio Foyle, highlights the co...

Two men locked in in Newry bar arson attack

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  • October 2, 2012
A gang who locked in two men at the back of a bar in Newry, County Down and then set the pub on fire could have caused their deaths, it has been claimed. It is believed four men burst into McCoy's Bar on Kilmorey Street at about 23:30 BST on Sunday a...

Essex cottage thatched roof collapses in fire

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  • October 2, 2012
A 91-year-old woman and two other people managed to escape when a fire engulfed the thatched roof of an Essex cottage, causing it to collapse. More than 50 firefighters from Essex and Hertfordshire were called to Chickney Road in Henham on Saturday. ...

Man arrested and baby treated following Torquay fire

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  • October 2, 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and a baby treated following a fire next to a shop in Torquay. Firefighters were called to a four-storey building on Tor Hill road at about 06:50 BST after flats above the shop became heavily smoke-logged...

Woman arrested over Albert Drive flats blaze

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  • October 2, 2012
A woman has been arrested in connection with three fires in Glasgow including one which forced three men to jump from a tenement window. Emergency services were called to a blaze at flats in Albert Drive, Pollokshields, on Monday. Strathclyde Police ...

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