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Government fire chief to lead efficiency review of fire and rescue

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  • December 18, 2012
  An expert led review into the operational efficiency of the services delivered by fire and rescue authorities in England was announced today. Despite the public sector deficit, the government has protected fire and rescue authority funding. Some r...

Hadleigh fuel depot fire: Man arrested

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  • December 18, 2012
A man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to three tankers at a Suffolk fuel depot, causing £500,000 of damage. Crews were alerted to the blaze at Ukay Fuels in Hadleigh on 16 November after eyewitnesses reported explosions on the Lady Lane...

Twitter could be used to take 999-style emergencies, fire brigade says

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  • December 18, 2012
The London Fire Brigade has said it is considering allowing people to tweet emergencies instead of dialling 999. It currently advises against using social media to make the service aware of fires as it is not monitored 24 hours a day. But it has ackn...

Methil care home residents flee from fire

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  • December 18, 2012
Fifty elderly residents have been moved from their rooms after fire broke out at a care home in Fife. The alarm was raised at the Forth View Care Centre on Sea Road in Methil at about 04:30. The residents and six members of staff have been taken to a...

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