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Teenage girls pulled from River Wear in rescue

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  • June 15, 2011
Two girls had to be pulled from the River Wear in Sunderland after one fell and the other jumped in to save her. A member of the public spotted the teenagers near the Queen Alexandria Bridge on Wednesday, threw them a lifebelt and raised the alarm. A...

Surrey emergency teams test response in Hindhead tunnel

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  • June 15, 2011
Emergency teams have tested their response to a major incident in the new Hindhead tunnel in Surrey. Police, fire and ambulance crews dealt with a staged scenario involving 16 casualties from two separate vehicle crashes and a serious fire undergroun...

Fire service partnership seeks government support

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  • June 15, 2011
Fire authorities in Shropshire and Hereford and Worcester have said they are looking for government support to help them enter a partnership. The deal would see the two services share control room operations during particularly busy periods. Shropshi...

FBU criticises Devon and Somerset fire service job ads

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  • June 15, 2011
A fire service which cut 16 jobs has been criticised for advertising two other posts less than a month later. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has advertised for a process improvement officer and a zero-based budgeting project support offic...

Firefighters tackle major industrial blaze in Cleland

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  • June 15, 2011
A 200m exclusion zone has been put in place by firefighters at a major blaze in Lanarkshire. Gas cylinders were being stored in a unit at the Biggar Road Industrial Estate in Cleland when the fire started. Five fire pumps and the Strathclyde Fire and...

Sheep on house roof in Pontycymmer escapes unhurt

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  • June 15, 2011
Firemen have rescued a sheep from the roof of a terraced house in south Wales. The lost sheep spent 40 minutes on the tiles at Nant-Yr-Ychain Terrace in Pontycymmer near Bridgend, which backs onto a hill. "It must have gone through a neighbour's back...

Police in Leeds given River Aire rescue training

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  • June 15, 2011
Police officers in Leeds have been given rescue training to help cut the number of drownings in the River Aire. The training, which has been taking place on Leeds waterfront, aims to make sure officers have the skills to recover a victim while stayin...

Man freed from under tractor in Bridgnorth

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  • June 15, 2011
A man has been rescued from under the wheels of a tractor in a Shropshire town. Fire and ambulance crews were called to King's Loade, Bridgnorth, at about 1900 BST on Tuesday. A spokesman for the fire service said the man was freed by crews who rolle...

Pembrokeshire teenagers arrested over Solva gorse fire

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  • June 15, 2011
Two teenagers have been arrested following a large gorse fire in Pembrokeshire which threatened properties in a seaside village. Some people in Solva were advised to leave their homes as fire crews tackled the blaze last week. Dyfed-Powys Police said...

Newtonabbey fire leaves baby needing medical treatment

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  • June 15, 2011
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life after a fire in Newtownabbey left a baby needing medical treatment. The incident happened in the Glenville Park area early on Wednesday, during which petrol was poured through...

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