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Plan for Jersey to get its own emergency response team

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  • February 18, 2013
A charity in Jersey plans to start a new service supporting people who have been affected by disasters in the island. The British Red Cross emergency response team will help those affected by disasters ranging from a house fire to a major incident. T...

Arsonists attack Hellas gold mine in northern Greece

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  • February 18, 2013
Dozens of masked intruders have raided a gold mining operation in northern Greece, officials say. The attackers used petrol bombs and flammable liquid to set fire to machinery, vehicles and containers, police told the Associated Press. The Hellas Gol...

Walker saved from waterlogged Swanage beach

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  • February 18, 2013
A walker had to be rescued by fire crews after becoming stranded on an "extremely dangerous" stretch of beach. Purbeck District Council has criticised people for ignoring the warning signs on Swanage beach, Dorset, which is situated near recent lands...

Fermanagh flood training exercise takes place

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  • February 18, 2013
The largest emergency flooding training exercise ever held in Northern Ireland has been held in County Fermanagh. The event in Lisnaskea was organised by the Fire and Rescue Service. The 12-hour operation - Exercise Overflow - involved 200 people sim...

'Substantial' fire at stainless steel factory in Wrexham

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  • February 18, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a "substantial" blaze at a factory producing stainless steel rods on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The fire broke out at 23:52 GMT on Friday at an industrial unit on Abbey Road. Eight crews from Wrexham, Johnstown, Buckley, Dee...

Southampton man rescued from bedroom fire

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  • February 18, 2013
A 61-year-old man was rescued by fire crews after a severe fire broke out in a first-floor bedroom of a house in Southampton. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property on Osborne Road South in Portswood on Friday afternoon. Statio...

Woman seriously injured in Conwy flat fire

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  • February 18, 2013
A 34-year-old woman who was rescued from a flat fire in Conwy town centre is in a serious condition in a hospital intensive care unit. A man of 36 escaped and is being receiving treatment for smoke inhalation after the fire at a first floor flat in B...

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