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Firefighters Cut 130+ Gone!

Fire authority announces cuts to firefighters Following a public consultation in which the views of 17,000 local people were gathered, the Essex Fire Authority has decided to reduce wholetime firefighters from 570 to 432 (a 24% reduction). On-call firefighters will rise from 437...
Fire Service Dispute

Sussex Fire Service takeover clash

West Sussex County Council said it already had an “excellent model” for its Fire Service Plans set out by the Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) to take charge and merge the fire service in East Sussex and the fire service in West Sussex have met with...
New Collaboration

New Collaboration in Fire Safety Knowledge

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire Service College (FSC), have come together to form a new collaboration which helps research and developement. A joint memorandum of understanding, which was signed this month, clearly...

Restaurant Owner handed record fines for Safety Breaches

A former restaurant owner in Preston has been handed a £4700 fine, a suspended jail sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service after a string of safety breaches. Mr Wen Qaing Cai, who owned the China House restaurant, pleaded guilty to four offences, after a...

Landlord Handed £11,000 Fine for Fire Safety Breaches

A landlord has been handed an £11,000 fine and ordered to pay over £1000 in costs after being found to have put tenants’ lives at risk. Mr Javeed Hossain was found guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates Court of having failed to obtain an appropriate  house of multiple occupation...