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Fire Service medical scheme continued

The fire service in County Durham have saved 24 lives since the launch of a new scheme earlier this year which saw firefighters respond to emergency calls. County Durham and Darlington fire service has been called out to 1,758 emergency medical response incidents, arriving on the...
Nursing home

Older people; Higher risk of danger

Home is where we feel safe, but it is also the place where we’re most likely to die in a fire. For the older generation, the most recent government statistics are shocking. In the 2014/15 government report, it was found that 41% of all fatalities from fires in England were...
council

Council fine landlords £11,000

Three landlords fined £11,000 by council for housing offences Obstructed stairs on 3rd floor landing at Shezan restaurant property Credit: OCC Three Oxford landlords were fined a total of £11,000 after being convicted of housing offences. Environmental Health Officers from Oxford...
lancashire loandlord

Homeowners face £28k charges

Homeowners will have to foot a massive bill up to €2.2m after serious fire safety issues were discovered in a city centre apartment complex, the Herald can reveal. The Distillery apartments in north Dublin – finished in 2005 at the height of the boom – is the latest...
bus

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...
lancashire landlord

Luton landlord: 4 properties, 4 fines

A ROGUE landlord has been hit with a quadruple fine for owning four unlicensed homes in Luton – all of which had inadequate fire protection potentially putting lives at risk. Following joint action with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, 99 Pomfret Avenue, 65 Spencer...
tenants

Tenants with no escape from fire

A landlord has been fined £5,000 after providing accommodation without an emergency exit to a young family of tenants in Folkestone. Jack Kensell, of Capel-le-Ferne, was found of putting his tenants at risk of harm at Dover Magistrates’ Court on July 1 in connection with a...
Bracknell

Property destroyed, 13 lives at risk

A LANDLORD with 19 properties in North East Lincolnshire was branded a “penny-pinching profiteer” who lied to police about fire safety in his property. Judge Peter Kelson QC said he was considering locking up Keith Newsum, 53, of Humberston Avenue, after he risked the...
ambulance

Ambulance patients treated by Firefighters

A trial, which has seen North East firefighters deal with life threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests since is to be extended. The firefighters would be treating ambulance patients. During the trial, which started at the beginning of this year, firefighters...
tenants

28 tenants, 7 rooms, no fire safety, £20,000 fine

A landlord has illegally converted a Stoke Newington house to squeeze 28 tenants into just seven unsafe rooms. He has been handed a £20,000 fine after enforcement action by Hackney Council. Alfred Landau ignored basic safety standards at the overcrowded home in Allerton Road....