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History of the Extinguisher Maintenance Course

History. We agreed in Council that a code of practice for extinguisher servicing might do more harm than good ‘as it might get into anyone’s hands’. Nothing more was suggested for several years, then on 11.9.1962 our lunchtime speaker was Mr Struther, Director of the Fire...
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Kebab shop faces full-blown fire

Blaze: 35 firefighters at the scene in Essex Road, Islington. London Fire Brigade. Kebab shop.   Dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze at a kebab shop in Islington this afternoon. A basement beneath Angel Kebab takeaway and flats in Essex Road, Islington, caught fire in the...
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Spain forest fire causes mass evacuation

Firefighters in Spain are battling a huge forest blaze on the Costa Blanca that has forced the evacuation of thousands of people including tourists. More than 300 firefighters have been deployed to tackle the fire some 120km (75 miles) south-east of Valencia. Three fires were...

Rule breaches cost landlord over £15,000

The Bridge Road trading estate where a rule or two was breached A trading estate landlord from Keynsham has been ordered to pay out nearly £15,500 for breaching not one rule, but multiple regulations, including fire safety. Allan Dykes, of Durley Lane, Keynsham submitted guilty...
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House fire caused by 3 youths?

A house fire in Caversham has closed a road and required the attention of at least four fire crews Huge clouds of smoke were seen billowing from a house fire in Caversham on Thursday, September 1. Firefighters have closed Oakley Road while they deal with the blaze. At least four...
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Blaze to burn for 24 hours

A blaze that broke out at a recycling plant in west Belfast on Wednesday continues to burn. Six fire engines and about 30 firefighters are still in attendance at the Wastebeater facility on the Blackstaff Road, off Kennedy Way. People living near the facility have been advised to...
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London grassland fire takes 60 firefighters

More than 60 firefighters brought the flames under control using grass beaters and water backpacks in London   A blaze ripped through an area of grassland the size of three football pitches in London. Around three hectares of scrubland were alight on Tottenham Marshes in Lee...
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Restaurant fire called for 60 firefighters

Dozens of firefighters tackle flames which can be seen for miles around A well-known restaurant and former nightclub was on fire today, Thursday. Around 60 firefighters were at the scene of the blaze at Hickory’s Smoke House in Kidderminster Road, Wall Heath . The blaze...
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Blaze breaks out at Academy School

Twelve fire crews were sent to tackle the blaze at Cecil Jones School in Southend at 16:30 BST Firefighters had to use water from a nearby swimming pool to bring a blaze at a school in Essex under control. Twelve fire crews were sent to Cecil Jones Academy in Southend after the...
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Old nightclub faces devastating fire

A large fire has gutted an old nightclub venue in South Yorkshire. The old Chicago Rock club, on New Street in Barnsley was “well alight” when firefighters arrived at 05:20 BST. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said eight fire engines were sent to the large...