Deprecated: Function session_register() is deprecated in /home/sites/fire.org.uk/public_html/init.php on line 88 Archive for March 2014
 Current Threat Level in the UK SEVERE  Issued by homeoffice.gov.uk

Forum Links

News Archive

Archive for March 2014

Worcestershire village fires 'were arson' say police

  • News Item
  • March 26, 2014
A series of fires in a Worcestershire village were started deliberately, police have said. Officers said they knew of four fires and one attempted fire in Broadway between 17:00 GMT on Monday and 08:00 on Tuesday. The village's 11th Century church, c...

Police investigate death of woman in Kilwinning house fire

  • News Item
  • March 26, 2014
Police have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in a house fire in North Ayrshire. The body of the woman, who has still to be formally identified, was found in the house in Glenapp Place, Kilwinning, at about 02:00. Fire crews re...

Back surgery fire boss should 'consider resigning'

  • News Item
  • March 26, 2014
A fire service chief should think about stepping down after claiming £3,000 for private surgery, a councillor has said. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue's Mark Yates put the money towards back surgery costing more than £5,000. "He ought to r...

Elderly woman dies in 'severe' static caravan fire

  • News Item
  • March 26, 2014
An elderly woman has died in a static caravan fire in a Worcestershire village. The "severe" blaze at Three Counties Park, Upper Pendock, started at about 04:30 GMT, the fire service said. "Unfortunately, the body of an elderly woman was found inside...

Teenager charged over Millais School fire in Horsham

  • News Item
  • March 26, 2014
A 16-year-old girl has been charged over a fire at a girls' school in West Sussex. The fire, which badly damaged the top floor of Millais School in Depot Road, Horsham, broke out about 15:00 GMT on Thursday. The girl, who was arrested on Sunday, has ...

Two in hospital after garage fire at Henllan, Denbigh

  • News Item
  • March 25, 2014
Two men have been taken to hospital following a fire in a garage next to a row of bungalows. Fire crews were called to the blaze at Henllan, near Denbigh, at 17:23 GMT on Monday. A man in his 40s suffered burns to his hand while another man, in his 6...

Tyne and Wear Fire Authority station closure plan approved

  • News Item
  • March 25, 2014
Fire chiefs in Tyne and Wear have voted to close three stations and axe 131 jobs. The fire authority want to make the cuts over the next four years to trim £8.8m from its budget. But it said under-threat Sunderland, Wallsend and Gosforth stations wo...

Warwickshire Fire Service jobs will go in cuts

  • News Item
  • March 25, 2014
About 30 firefighter jobs are to go in Warwickshire as the fire service tries to save £2.4m over the next four years. Five control room staff will also be made redundant, the service said. It said jobs would be lost by not replacing staff that retir...

Up to 108 missing after US mudslide

  • News Item
  • March 25, 2014
Authorities say they have 108 reports of people missing or unaccounted for after Saturday's huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington. Eight bodies have been recovered so far after the 177ft (54m) wall of mud swept near the town of O...

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue criticised after surgery claim

  • News Item
  • March 25, 2014
A fire authority has been criticised after reports its chief officer claimed £3,000 for private surgery. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue's Mark Yates put the payment towards a £5,090 back operation, according to Freedom of Information data ...

Forum Login

Please login or register to our forum.

CS Todd Vacancies
IFPA Spopnsor
RIFA advert