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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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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...
fire risks

Death from fire figure rises

The death figure in fire-related incidents in England has seen its biggest percentage increase in 20 years. Fire fighters attended 7,000 more fires across England last year, the death figure rises. Data published by the Home Office shows the death of 303 people in fires in...
Landlord fined

Serious fine for Milton Keynes couple

The owner of a house in multiple occupation (HiMO) in Milton Keynes and her husband have been ordered to pay fines for serious fire safety breaches. Mrs. Mahin Begum Choudhury and Mr. Ajjequr Rahman Irshad have been ordered to pay £27,485.08 after pleading guilty to 10 serious...
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Bus fire kills 26 people

At least 26 people have died after a tour bus caught fire in Taiwan’s Taoyuan city, according to local officials. The bus smashed into a roadside barrier on a national highway and caught fire, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported. It had been bringing the group...
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Home Office releases fire statistics

The Home Office has published the first set of fire statistics since assuming control of fire services. This was from the Department for Communities and Local Government earlier this year. The latest figures include detail on the causes of fires and the use of smoke alarms. Also...