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Bravery awards for life-saving Lancashire police officers

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  • October 4, 2012
Three Lancashire police officers have received bravery awards for saving the lives of two men in north Lancashire. The officers were presented with the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Awards in a special ceremony at Lancaster town hall. PC Jam...

New review of Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue

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  • October 4, 2012
Progress made by a fire service since a critical report about how it was managed and the training of its staff is to be examined. The Accounts Commission raised concerns about the Highlands and islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) in March. The pu...

Lancashire Fire Service to move Fulwood HQ to Chorley

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  • October 4, 2012
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is to move its headquarters from Fulwood to Chorley. The project to relocate the head office to the Euxton site, which is an international training centre, is estimated to cost £10m. Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny ...

Fire tackled at ITW Foils factory in Blaenavon

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  • October 4, 2012
More than 40 firefighters tackled a factory fire at an industrial estate in Blaenavon, Torfaen. Crews from Blaenavon, Ebbw Vale, New Inn, Aberdare, Cwmbran and Abersychan were called to the ITW Foils factory on the Kays and Kears Industrial Estate at...

Men honoured for Oxford Plastics fire rescue

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  • October 4, 2012
Two men from Oxfordshire are being given a fire service bravery award for entering a burning plastics factory to save a colleague. Batisz Pytko and Arthur Biegala, from Banbury, broke through a wall to search for Pat McDonald trapped inside. The pair...

Stirling park fire could have been serious, warn police

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  • October 4, 2012
Police have warned that a fire at a park in Stirling had the potential to become very dangerous had it not been caught early. Emergency services were called to the fire at the King's Park Pavilion about 09:15 on Thursday morning. A wooden panel cover...

Dumfries and Galloway smoke alarm failure checks urged

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  • October 4, 2012
Home owners in Dumfries and Galloway have been urged to check their smoke alarms are working. The warning came after it emerged the region had the highest rate of fire-damaged homes in Scotland where smoke alarms failed to go off. Figures for the pas...

NI Fire Service manager 'ran own business' selling uniforms

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  • October 4, 2012
A senior member of the NI Fire Service was allowed to run a private business selling uniforms and other protective equipment while he was in charge of buying them for the service. He was John McGrath, a stores manager, with responsibility for orderin...

Crews tackle blaze at disused warehouse in Newtownabbey

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  • October 4, 2012
The Fire and Rescue Service are attending a fire at the Shore Road in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. The blaze broke out at the disused BHF Bargains warehouse on Wednesday evening. Six appliances and two aerial platforms are tackling the blaze. The Sho...

Isle of Man industrial estate fire 'difficult to trace'

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  • October 4, 2012
The cause of a fire at a garage on an industrial estate in the Isle of Man may not be found, according to a senior firefighter. Emergency services were called to the blaze on the River Valley industrial estate at about 02:30 BST on Tuesday. Station O...

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