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Proposals for emergency services to combine revealed
The Government has revealed plans to allow the combining of emergency services in a bid to save money and improve efficiency. The new proposals would mean that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) would be able to assume the role of Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) where there is a ...
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Fire service cuts branded ‘disgraceful’ by FBU
The Fire Brigades Union has called proposals by Gloucestershire fire service to close a fire station and cut all the full time firefighters at another ‘disgraceful’. The FBU argues that the proposals will cause significant risks to public safety. Scott Turner, secretary of...
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Landlord fined as councils crack down on unsafe properties
A landlord in Nottingham has been fined £3,650 after ignoring rules around fire safety which put his tenants’ lives at risk. Mr Sukhvinder Singh Swali pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates Court to four breaches of housing legislation in relation to a property under his...
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Derby business owner fined over fire safety breaches
A Derbyshire landlord has been slapped with fines totalling over £6000 after an inspection by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service revealed a number of fire safety breaches. Mr John Mark Cashin rented the property from its owner; he then went on to sub-let the property to four indi...
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Cambridge landlord reprimanded over fire safety offences
A landlord in Cambridge has been ordered to pay £15,000 in fines after one of his properties was found to be breaching multiple safety rules. The property in question, belonging to Mr Selvakumar Francis, was raided by the local council, who found unsafe living conditions, overcr...
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New Dementia Care Centre Selects C-TEC Systems
A pioneering new dementia care centre in North Wales is reaping the benefits of C-TEC’s innovative life-safety systems.   Part of the award-winning Fairways Care group of homes, Ty Cariad in Abergele is dedicated to the delivery of high intensity dementia care and helping r...
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Retail Legend Protected by Advanced Panels
The UK’s newest Harvey Nichols, which recently opened in Birmingham, is protected by industry-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced.  Advanced’s benchmark MxPro fire panel range has been specified for its flexibility, reliability and ease of use. The fully int...
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PCSOs to undertake firefighting training
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Herefordshire and Shropshire will undertake training to become on-call firefighters as part of a new pilot scheme. The scheme was developed in collaboration between Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), Shropshire Fire a...
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Northern Ireland fire station plagued by false alarm calls
Carryduff fire station in Northern Ireland was called out to 160 false alarms, data from 2015/15 has revealed. This accounted for over half of the callouts for fire crews, who responded to 262 incidents over the time period. Of the 160 false alarms, 158 were attributed to automatic fir...
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Regional Scottish fire service called out to 447 false alarms last year
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews in Clackmannanshire attended nearly 500 unwanted fire alarm signals (UFAS) in 2014/15, representing 70% of callouts. Of the 447 calls, 339 were false fire alarms, started by apparatus or equipment, including accidental initiation by persons. Loca...
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