Fire Service

Latest stories

1h
Daily Mirror
Bungling homeowner sets house on fire when he tries to smoke out wasps' nestconverted garage. Firefighters said the blaze caused 'five per cent damage' to
Bungling homeowner sets house on fire when he tries to smoke out wasps' nest
Daily Mirror / Posted an hour ago
converted garage. Firefighters said the blaze caused 'five per cent damage' to the garage A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: “It looks as if the family or someone there was trying to smoke out a wasps' next in the flat roof above a... Read more
1h
WSOC-TV Charlotte
Memorial service planned for firefighter killed in line of dutyto the Pineville Fire Department. One of Sheltra’s closest friends, Derek Stra
Memorial service planned for firefighter killed in line of duty
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted an hour ago
to the Pineville Fire Department. One of Sheltra’s closest friends, Derek Straub, told Channel 9 that Sheltra loved the fire service. "That boy lived, ate and slept the fire department and that's what he wanted to do. That's what he died doing... Read more
2h
Ipswich Star
How has austerity affected council bosses, police chiefs and fire service leaders in Suffolk and Essex? District councils in Suffolk and north Essex spent more than £20million on re
How has austerity affected council bosses, police chiefs and fire service leaders in Suffolk and Essex?
Ipswich Star / Posted 2 hours ago
District councils in Suffolk and north Essex spent more than £20million on redundancy packages over a five-year period, with some departing staff... Read more
2 related stories
4h
Reading Evening Post
Three people injured in Whitley crashThe incident happened in Whitley Wood Lane just before 2pm on Tuesday, May 3.
Three people injured in Whitley crash
Reading Evening Post / Posted 4 hours ago
The incident happened in Whitley Wood Lane just before 2pm on Tuesday, May 3. Police, ambulance and the fire service are all at the scene and the road has been closed in both directions between the B3270 and B3031 Basingstoke Road / Imperial... Read more
5h
Chichester Observer
Specialist alarms highlighted in awareness weekfor the hard of hearing, including an under-pillow pad that vibrates when the s
Specialist alarms highlighted in awareness week
Chichester Observer / Posted 5 hours ago
for the hard of hearing, including an under-pillow pad that vibrates when the smoke detector is activated. The fire service said that these specialist alarms can save lives, alerting people to a fire in their home even if they remove... Read more
1026 related stories
8h
Spalding Today
UPDATE TUESDAY: 10.30AM: Spalding house fire deaths not suspicious, say policesaid: “It has not been safe for investigators to enter the building and the cau
UPDATE TUESDAY: 10.30AM: Spalding house fire deaths not suspicious, say police
Spalding Today / Posted 8 hours ago
said: “It has not been safe for investigators to enter the building and the cause of the fire is still not known. “A joint fire service and police investigation continues. “We are in the process of identifying the deceased and tracing next of... Read more
6 related stories
8h
New Kerala
Complex dedicated to demi-god Panthou Masaikon turns into battlefield - newkerala.com #58174prevented at first by the locals of the area but later forced inside along with
Complex dedicated to demi-god Panthou Masaikon turns into battlefield - newkerala.com #58174
New Kerala / Posted 8 hours ago
prevented at first by the locals of the area but later forced inside along with additional team of Imphal East Police. The Fire service extinguished the fire from causing more damage inside the complex. Even after the intervention of the police... Read more
10h
Express and Star
Arson not ruled out after blaze destroys Wolverhampton gym « Express & StarBut fire investigators said they are unsure if it was arson. West Midlands fir
Arson not ruled out after blaze destroys Wolverhampton gym « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 10 hours ago
But fire investigators said they are unsure if it was arson. West Midlands fire service confirmed that further investigations were being carried out at the scene of the fire, at Bushbury Weights & Fitness Centre, Primrose Avenue. The fire took... Read more
2 related stories
10h
Norwich Evening News 24
Probe continues into Norwich bungalow fire on Sundayengines turned up.” Investigations into the fire, which started at about 10.45
Probe continues into Norwich bungalow fire on Sunday
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 10 hours ago
engines turned up.” Investigations into the fire, which started at about 10.45pm on Sunday, were continuing yesterday with fire service investigators and police forensic services at the site which had been sealed off as the drama unfolded. Roy... Read more
10h
Western Advocate
Knock knock, we need a new trailerin the event of an emergency. He said they use the trailer when they are calle
Knock knock, we need a new trailer
Western Advocate / Posted 10 hours ago
in the event of an emergency. He said they use the trailer when they are called on to feed police or members of the rural fire service whenever there is a police operation or a bushfire. In 2012, The Salvation Army set up the trailer at Carcoar... Read more
11h
Express and Star
101 deliberate prison cell fires in JUST one year « Express & Starnear Uttoxeter, HMP Drake Hall near Eccleshall, HMP Oakwood in Featherstone, HM
101 deliberate prison cell fires in JUST one year « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 11 hours ago
near Uttoxeter, HMP Drake Hall near Eccleshall, HMP Oakwood in Featherstone, HMP Swinfen Hall and HMP Werrington. The fire service has warned that the risk of cell fires is extremely high and could easily result in prisoners being killed due... Read more
11h
Oxford Mail
More on-call firefighters needed to save lives day and nightor retained, firefighter is someone who works a civilian job but signs up for a
More on-call firefighters needed to save lives day and night
Oxford Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
or retained, firefighter is someone who works a civilian job but signs up for a certain number of hours with their local fire service per week. Assistant chief fire officer Grahame Mitchell, 44, said he wanted to train ordinary people to do... Read more
12h
chroniclelive
Latest breaking news, sport, traffic and travel updatesFirefighter call-outs overnight Here are some of the incidents the fire servic
Latest breaking news, sport, traffic and travel updates
chroniclelive / Posted 12 hours ago
Firefighter call-outs overnight Here are some of the incidents the fire service attended overnight: A Crew from Washington attended the #Donwell area to assist an elderly person who had become stuck in the footwell of a car Crews from Sunderland... Read more
13h
Bolton News
Life-saving firefighter who served in Bolton and Bury retires after 30 yearsBostock represented Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service at football and
Life-saving firefighter who served in Bolton and Bury retires after 30 years
Bolton News / Posted 13 hours ago
Bostock represented Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service at football and has run in his employer's colours at the fire service national games when he won a handful of bronze medals. The keen kayaker is looking forward to paddling down... Read more
14h
The Toledo Blade
Springfield Township OKs Spencer fire takeoverhas maintained uninterrupted service. The Spencer Township trustees at a speci
Springfield Township OKs Spencer fire takeover
The Toledo Blade / Posted 14 hours ago
has maintained uninterrupted service. The Spencer Township trustees at a special meeting two weeks ago voted to transfer fire service to Springfield Township, saying it was the fiscally responsible thing to do because the township could not... Read more
14h
Scoop.co.nz
Fuel Spill RNZN Naval Base DevonportTuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:39 pmPress Release: New Zealand Fire Service North Yard
Fuel Spill RNZN Naval Base Devonport
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 hours ago
Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:39 pmPress Release: New Zealand Fire Service North YardAt 1229 The New Zealand Fire Service Northern Communications Centre were responded to a fuel leak... Read more
15h
WCNC Charlotte
Community mourns fireman killed Saturdayby a lightning strike, and 20-year-old Richard Sheltra died as a result of smok
Community mourns fireman killed Saturday
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 15 hours ago
by a lightning strike, and 20-year-old Richard Sheltra died as a result of smoke inhalation. "We have a saying in the fire service 'everyone goes home.' And that's our overall goal is to make sure everyone goes home at the end of the shift,"... Read more
15h
The New Zealand Herald
Deep fryer cause of Hamilton blazehere. I saw smoke coming up. There was smoke all around. It was even coming int
Deep fryer cause of Hamilton blaze
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
here. I saw smoke coming up. There was smoke all around. It was even coming into our shop." A worker was trying to put the flames out with water and just when they thought they had them under control they flared again and the fire service took... Read more
15h
The New Zealand Herald
Blaze believed to be linked to police siegea considerable distance away, and many Porirua residents shared photos and vide
Blaze believed to be linked to police siege
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
a considerable distance away, and many Porirua residents shared photos and videos on social media. Just after midnight, a Fire Service spokesman said the blaze had been extinguished, but crews remained on site cooling down hot spots. Related... Read more
2 related stories
16h
The New Zealand Herald
Major fuel spill at the Devonport Naval Base in Aucklandto the scene at 12.30pm. File photo Up to 30,000 litres of diesel has leaked f
Major fuel spill at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 hours ago
to the scene at 12.30pm. File photo Up to 30,000 litres of diesel has leaked from a tank at the Devonport Naval Base. A fire service spokesman said the fuel was leaking form a 30,000L tank at the base. "It appears to not have entered into any... Read more
16h
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Johnston Fire Chief Resigns Following InvestigationChief Mike Gentosi will be in charge of the operations of the Johnston Fire Dep
Johnston Fire Chief Resigns Following Investigation
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 16 hours ago
Chief Mike Gentosi will be in charge of the operations of the Johnston Fire Department and Grimes Deputy Fire Chief Ron Schipper will be in charge of the operations of the Grimes Fire Department. Krohse was involved in the fire service for 37 ye... Read more
17h
Irish Examiner
Macroom fire: Heroic neighbour is the reason Nóirín survived fatal blazeO’Mahony, from the other end of Macroom. One of Nóirín’s next-door neighbours
Macroom fire: Heroic neighbour is the reason Nóirín survived fatal blaze
Irish Examiner / Posted 17 hours ago
O’Mahony, from the other end of Macroom. One of Nóirín’s next-door neighbours is understood to have raised the alarm. The fire service control centre in Limerick said the call was received just shy of 3.55am, with local units in Macroom and... Read more
3 related stories
19h
Ipswich Star
Container full of rubbish on fire in Henley Road, Ipswichrubbish alight, along with more rubbish in the surrounding area. A second crew
Container full of rubbish on fire in Henley Road, Ipswich
Ipswich Star / Posted 19 hours ago
rubbish alight, along with more rubbish in the surrounding area. A second crew was called to assist in the operation. A fire service spokesman said: “Crews quickly asked for a second crew to attend for help with water. Crews wearing breathing... Read more
22h
The Young Witness
Creek fire spreads quickly in Young’s eastRural Fire Service crews from Boara and Maimuru were called to the scene of a f
Creek fire spreads quickly in Young’s east
The Young Witness / Posted 22 hours ago
Rural Fire Service crews from Boara and Maimuru were called to the scene of a fire on Victoria Gully Road last Friday afternoon. Rural Fire Service crews from Boara and Maimuru were called to the scene of a fire on Victoria Gully Road last Friday... Read more
1d
Daily Liberal
Another unoccupied house fire at WellingtonElizabeth and Dibbs streets at Wellington have become hotspots for fires. The
Another unoccupied house fire at Wellington
Daily Liberal / Posted yesterday
Elizabeth and Dibbs streets at Wellington have become hotspots for fires. The Rural Fire Service was called to a fire in another unoccupied house at Wellington. Photo: NATE THOMAS Elizabeth and Dibbs streets at Wellington have become hotspots for... Read more
1d
Belleville Intelligencer
Arson determined cause of Sills Road fireof the residential property were not involved with the deliberately set fires.
Arson determined cause of Sills Road fire
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted yesterday
of the residential property were not involved with the deliberately set fires. Mutual aid tanker support was provided by fire service neighbours and was “greatly appreciated” by the Belleville Fire Department. The investigation was a joint... Read more
1d
Daily Mail
Fire crew called out to deal with hungry bearbeen precariously poking his head out the door, bolts out of the room and disap
Fire crew called out to deal with hungry bear
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
been precariously poking his head out the door, bolts out of the room and disappears around the corner of the hallway. The fire service encouraged residents in the area everyone to keep their windows and doors shut and to make sure garbage is not... Read more
1d
The Chronicle-Telegram
Lorain Fire Dept. service fee off the tableLORAIN — The fire service fee is officially off the table. Mayor Chase Ritenau
Lorain Fire Dept. service fee off the table
The Chronicle-Telegram / Posted yesterday
LORAIN — The fire service fee is officially off the table. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the fee, which was initially proposed as a way to aid in the city’s $3.6 million budget shortfall, is no longer being considered because legal counsel from the... Read more
1d
Norwich Evening News 24
Aerial photos show damage caused by thatch blaze that destroyed cottages near Aylshamterraced cottages form part of the Trust’s Blickling Estate and are occupied by
Aerial photos show damage caused by thatch blaze that destroyed cottages near Aylsham
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted yesterday
terraced cottages form part of the Trust’s Blickling Estate and are occupied by tenants and are now being assessed by the fire service and the National Trust for their structural stability. The roof has been completely wiped out by the fire and... Read more
16 related stories
1d
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Aerial photos show damage caused by thatch blaze that destroyed cottages near Aylshamterraced cottages form part of the Trust’s Blickling Estate and are occupied by
Aerial photos show damage caused by thatch blaze that destroyed cottages near Aylsham
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
terraced cottages form part of the Trust’s Blickling Estate and are occupied by tenants and are now being assessed by the fire service and the National Trust for their structural stability. The roof has been completely wiped out by the fire and... Read more
16 related stories
1d
Express and Star
House set on fire as attempt to smoke out wasp nest goes wrong « Express & Starwhen tackling the wasp nest, leading to crews from Bloxwich and Willenhall fire
House set on fire as attempt to smoke out wasp nest goes wrong « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
when tackling the wasp nest, leading to crews from Bloxwich and Willenhall fire stations being called out. West Midlands Fire Service received reports at 6am this morning of a fire in a utility space at a property on Fletcher Road,... Read more
1d
Express and Star
'It's devastating for the community': Heartbreak as blaze destroys Wolverhampton gym « Express & Stardestroyed thousands of pounds-worth of equipment Another neighbour, who wished
'It's devastating for the community': Heartbreak as blaze destroys Wolverhampton gym « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
destroyed thousands of pounds-worth of equipment Another neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous said she alerted the fire service to the flames. "It was just so fierce. "I got on the phone straight away. "It's such a shame, the people who... Read more
2 related stories
1d
The Local
Fire rips through apartment block, 157 homes evacuatedwith us, all of our stuff is still inside," resident Aevan Kwrkis Karaykous tol
Fire rips through apartment block, 157 homes evacuated
The Local / Posted yesterday
with us, all of our stuff is still inside," resident Aevan Kwrkis Karaykous told regional newspaper GT. The region's fire service said that the cause of the fire remained a mystery, but it has been classified as a potential arson attack while... Read more
18 related stories
1d
Spalding Today
UPDATE MONDAY 9AM: Spalding house fire death toll rises to threesaid: “It has not been safe for investigators to enter the building and the cau
UPDATE MONDAY 9AM: Spalding house fire death toll rises to three
Spalding Today / Posted yesterday
said: “It has not been safe for investigators to enter the building and the cause of the fire is still not known. “A joint fire service and police investigation continues. “We are in the process of identifying the deceased and tracing next of... Read more
6 related stories
1d
Bdnews24.com
Fire service probe over Karwan Bazar fireThe fire service has formed a four-member probe body headed by its Dhaka Divisi
Fire service probe over Karwan Bazar fire
Bdnews24.com / Posted yesterday
The fire service has formed a four-member probe body headed by its Dhaka Division’s Regional Director Mozammel Haque. “The probe body will look into the cause of the fire and assess the damage. It will also work on recommendations to avert such... Read more
3 related stories
1d
Lisbon Morning Journal
Unity fire station revivedgoing defunct, the Unity Township Fire Department operated as a not-for-profit
Unity fire station revived
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted yesterday
going defunct, the Unity Township Fire Department operated as a not-for-profit corporation the township contracted with for fire services until 2002. During that time, and then after, the township also contracted with the East Palestine and New... Read more
1d
The New Zealand Herald
Bakery fire at shopping centreFire crews attend to a fire at a bakery in the Flagstaff Shopping Centre in Ham
Bakery fire at shopping centre
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Fire crews attend to a fire at a bakery in the Flagstaff Shopping Centre in Hamilton. Photo / Niki Preston The fire service is on the way to a call out at the Flagstaff Shopping Centre, in north Hamilton after smoke was seen coming from the... Read more
1d
New Kerala
Fire breaks out in Dhaka's largest wholesale market - newkerala.com #57475Sunday night. The fire broke out at about 8.00 p.m. in the one-storey kitchen
Fire breaks out in Dhaka's largest wholesale market - newkerala.com #57475
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Sunday night. The fire broke out at about 8.00 p.m. in the one-storey kitchen market housing some 300 wholesale shops, a fire service official told Xinhua news agency. It was put out about two hours later. However, there was no reports of any... Read more
3 related stories
1d
Salem News
Fire station revived as satellite locationgoing defunct, the Unity Township Fire Department operated as a not-for-profit
Fire station revived as satellite location
Salem News / Posted yesterday
going defunct, the Unity Township Fire Department operated as a not-for-profit corporation the township contracted with for fire services until 2002. During that time, and then after, the township also contracted with the East Palestine and New... Read more
1d
Manning River Times
Woman missing two nights in Deuasearching the area on Monday, May 2. Ground crews include members of the Volun
Woman missing two nights in Deua
Manning River Times / Posted yesterday
searching the area on Monday, May 2. Ground crews include members of the Volunteer Rescue Association, the Rural Fire Service and members of the public. The United States national was last seen about 3pm on Saturday, April 30, after... Read more
24 related stories
1d
KXII Sherman
Local rescue team evacuates people in Houston floodingis the second time this year the team has been deployed. "It shows the commitm
Local rescue team evacuates people in Houston flooding
KXII Sherman / Posted yesterday
is the second time this year the team has been deployed. "It shows the commitment that these guys have to not only to the fire service but to their fellow man," said Gainesville Fire Chief Wally Cox. "That's one of the main deals when you become... Read more
1d
Goondiwindi Argus
Woman missing two nights in Deuasearching the area on Monday, May 2. Ground crews include members of the Volun
Woman missing two nights in Deua
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted yesterday
searching the area on Monday, May 2. Ground crews include members of the Volunteer Rescue Association, the Rural Fire Service and members of the public. The United States national was last seen about 3pm on Saturday, April 30, after... Read more
28 related stories
1d
Scoop.co.nz
Kokiri Cresent fireCresent address where there were reports of a fire.When police arrived, the hou
Kokiri Cresent fire
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Cresent address where there were reports of a fire.When police arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames however the Fire Service was able to bring the blaze under control a short time later.Once the fire was put out, Police and Fire... Read more
4 related stories
1d
Scoop.co.nz
Suspicious fires in Feilding overnightare investigating two suspicious fires in Monmouth Street, Feilding from overni
Suspicious fires in Feilding overnight
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
are investigating two suspicious fires in Monmouth Street, Feilding from overnight.AT about 4.55am this morning, the Fire Service were called to a fire in Monmouth Street. On arrival they discovered a vacant house ablaze. Shortly afterwards,... Read more
1d
Daily Star
Two men killed in Yorkshire plane crash ‘were RAF pilots’they tried to land like that I don't know. "I cannot say where they were going
Two men killed in Yorkshire plane crash ‘were RAF pilots’
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
they tried to land like that I don't know. "I cannot say where they were going and what they were doing in the air. "The fire service attended the scene just to make sure the area is safe because of worries about the amount of fuel - they have... Read more
69 related stories
1d
Scoop.co.nz
Elderly woman's death reminder to check smoke alarmsMonday, 2 May 2016, 9:35 amPress Release: New Zealand Fire Service 1 May, 2016,
Elderly woman's death reminder to check smoke alarms
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:35 amPress Release: New Zealand Fire Service 1 May, 2016, and get out fast.Firefighters say the death of a 79-year old... Read more
2 related stories
1d
This is West Country
Fire service called to Taunton homeless shelterTHE fire service were called to a homeless shelter in Taunton after one of the
Fire service called to Taunton homeless shelter
This is West Country / Posted yesterday
THE fire service were called to a homeless shelter in Taunton after one of the residents reported smelling burning. One fire engine from the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service was sent to the scene in Upper High Street, Taunton shortly after... Read more
1d
Otago Daily Times
Siege house fire 'suspicious'our own home anymore, it's getting out of control." He believed the fire was l
Siege house fire 'suspicious'
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
our own home anymore, it's getting out of control." He believed the fire was linked to the siege. Just after midnight, a Fire Service spokesman said the blaze had been extinguished, but crews remained on site cooling down hot spots. An... Read more
2 related stories
1d
NZCity
Suspicious fire at Porirua siege housean armed standoff with police for around 24 hours. Te Kira was found dead insi
Suspicious fire at Porirua siege house
NZCity / Posted yesterday
an armed standoff with police for around 24 hours. Te Kira was found dead inside the house by police the following day. A Fire Service spokesman said the "extensive" fire, that was suspicious, had been extinguished and fire investigators would... Read more
2 related stories
1d
Daily Mirror
Fire crews tackle huge blaze at Glasgow hospitalin Springburn Glasgow. The situation is believed to be ongoing, with as many a
Fire crews tackle huge blaze at Glasgow hospital
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
in Springburn Glasgow. The situation is believed to be ongoing, with as many as four fire engines at the scene. A fire service spokeswoman said: "We've had quite a large quantity of calls due to the amount of smoke coming off it. "The... Read more
13 related stories
More

People in this news