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Nov242015

A Helpful Overview Of Deciding Upon Important Factors For Fire Doors In London

This will involve numerous community events and a schools education programme. One of the areas high on the agenda is making sure that back lanes throughout the city are clear of bulky waste and rubbish bags that could be used to create illegal bonfires. People are being urged to dispose of their items in residential refuse bins or at one of the three approved recycling centres at Byker, Brunswick and Walbottle. For further details please visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/environment-and-waste Councillor Nick Kemp, Chair of Safe Newcastle, said: As the dark nights draw in and we get close to bonfire night, we really must look to make sure that we keep an eye on the fly tipping and general rubbish being left in back lanes. We know from experience that the rubbish dumped is often used for unofficial bonfires which can lead to all kinds of problems, from safety of the people involved but also damage to property and of worry to elderly residents. Our enforcement officers will be out monitoring the streets and back lanes to look to prevent bulky items being dumped and left and to prevent people collecting rubbish for unofficial fires. The City holds a number of official organised bon fires and we encourage people to attend these events. We would like to stress that the Council will prosecute those individuals or businesses who break the law and choose to ignore warnings and littering and fly tipping. All year round the Council operates the Keep it Clean campaign that is aimed at encouraging behavioural change amongst people who litter, fly-tip and dont pick up after their pets in Newcastle. It is hoped this campaign will help to stamp out a problem that has a knock-on effect across the city. Also, Your Homes Newcastle, the arms-length management organisation responsible for managing the citys council housing will be organising 34 clean-up events over a two week starting from Tuesday 20th October. This will give residents the chance to clear out any rubbish from their gardens before Bonfire Night. During the events, skips will be delivered to estates across the city and Your Homes Newcastle staff will be out-and-about helping people to make use of the temporary resources. Quite often rubbish left in residents gardens can be set alight or used on illegal bonfires so people are being encouraged to take this opportunity to have a clean-up and help keep their estates safe and tidy. A list containing all of the dates and times of the community clean-up events are available at www.yhn.org.uk/events.aspx . The Darker Nights programme looks to point people in the direction of official firework displays and bonfire events that are being organised by licensed and fully trained operators. The following events have been confirmed so far in the Newcastle vicinity. Sunday 1st November / 5.30pm-7.30pm


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Nicole Kidman named best actress in London stage awards - Yahoo News


View photo Australian actress Nicole Kidman speaks at the Women in the World summit in London, Britain, October LONDON (Reuters) - Nicole Kidman won the best actress award for her performance as a DNA researcher in the play "Photograph 51" at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday. James McAvoy won best actor for a revival of "The Ruling Class" while Imelda Staunton took the award for best performance in a musical for her portrayal of Momma Rose in a revival of the 1959 Broadway musical "Gypsy". The Oscar-winning Kidman, performing on the London stage for the first time since 1998, has won rave reviews for her portrayal of Rosalind Franklin, whose use of X-ray diffraction images helped lead to the discovery of DNA's double helix structure. In other categories, the award for best play went to "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" by Stephen Adly Guirgis and the best director award went to Robert Icke for his revival of Aeschylus's "Oresteia". The award for best design went to Anna Fleischle for "Hangmen" while Molly Davies received the award for most promising playwright for "God Bless the Child". The emerging talent award was won by David Moorst, for his role in "Violence and Son" and the newcomer in a musical award went to Gemma Arterton, for her musical theater debut in "Made in Dagenham". Actors Judi Dench and Ian McKellen served as co-hosts of the event, along with the Evening Standard's publisher Evgeny Lebedev. (Reporting by Michael Roddy; Editing by Ros Russell) Humanities


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The warning comes after youths threw bottles and other objects at firefighters tackling a fire in a wheelie bin at a skate park in Blakelaw, Newcastle, last Saturday night. One firefighter was struck five times by the missiles and suffered a minor injury. Assistant Chief Fire Officer at TWFRS Chris Lowther said: We will not tolerate any verbal or physical attacks on our staff. Thankfully our firefighter was not seriously injured in the incident in Blakelaw but throwing objects at our crews clearly has the potential to cause serious harm. That is totally unacceptable and we will work with our partners in the police to ensure the people responsible are brought to justice. Attacks on crews not only hinder them from fulfilling their role to make our communities safe but also risk putting emergency equipment out of action which could be needed to save a life at any time. The safety of our firefighters is of primary importance, and whilst attacks on our staff are rare, we will do everything to protect our staff and have CCTV fitted to every fire appliance. We will use this evidence for prosecutions of anyone who targets our staff. Northumbria Police Chief Inspector Steve Hails said: "Firefighters are there to save lives and it's appalling that they should face being attacked while doing their job and trying to help the public. "We won't put up with those that think it's acceptable to target fire fighters in this way and it's important they get the message that what they are doing is thoughtless, dangerous and could cost lives.


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Nov242015

Clarifying Selecting Significant Factors In House Fires In York

The free event in Park Road South, Middlesbrough will be held between noon and 3pm and includes a range of activities as well as advice and information on how to stay safe. Demonstrations will include a rescue from height at 12.30pm, a road traffic collision rescue at 1.30pm and chip pan unit demonstrations from 2-2.30pm. Visitors will be able to sit in a fire engine and have a go at using a hose reel. Other features include a climbing wall, games and a raffle in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity with the chance to win a signed Middlesbrough FC away shirt . Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: We are very proud of our brand new station which has been designed to be a community facility with a gym, meeting rooms and a Mini Fire Station for young people to take part in a range of activities. The open day is a great opportunity for the community to find out more about the work of firefighters and learn how they can protect themselves against the risk of fire. There will be lots happening during the event to suit people of all ages and we hope that people take the opportunity to come along. They will also have the opportunity to arrange a free Home Fire Safety Visit which involves firefighters visiting people in their homes and fitting free smoke alarms where necessary. Cleveland Fire Brigade officially unveiled the new Community Fire Station earlier this month which forms part of a multi-million pound programme to bring buildings up to 21st Century standards. The 4.4m state-of-the-art station replaces the previous 75-year-old building and was officially opened by Her Majestys Lord Lieutenant Barry Dodd CBE, Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, Councillor Jan Brunton and Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton.


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Jury hears conflicting portrayals of ex-Assembly speaker - StarTribune.com


Defense attorney Steven Molo countered by accusing the government of embracing a flawed theory of a circumstantial case. In their eyes, "If a fact gets in a way of that theory, you ignore it, and if you can't ignore it, you twist it," he said. He added: "A lesser person would have folded, but Sheldon Silver is a fighter. He knows he did not commit a crime. There was no quid quo pro. He did not sell his office." Silver, 71, has pleaded not guilty to bribery and extortion charges in an investigation that increased scrutiny of politicians in Albany. The jury was expected to begin deliberating on Tuesday. On Monday, Goldstein detailed one alleged quid-pro-quo deal in which he said Dr. Robert Taub steered his patients with cancer caused by asbestos to Silver's law firm, allowing the lawmaker and lawyer to secure more than $3 million in referral fees from personal injury claims. In exchange, Silver steered $500,000 in taxpayer funds to Taub's research projects and helped his son and daughter get a job and an internship, the prosecutor said. "The defendant got one hell of a quid from the asbestos scheme," Goldstein said. "The defendant gave Dr. Taub all kinds of quo." Aside from the asbestos scheme, prosecutors have accused Silver of persuading some of New York's biggest developers to hire a second, smaller law firm that secretly funneled $700,000 in fees to the ex-speaker. During the same period, Silver worked behind the scenes to deliver tax-abatement and rent-control legislation that favored developers part of a pattern of corruption that netted the lawmaker $5 million in illicit income during his reign as speaker, prosecutors say. Molo sought to highlight testimony by Taub claiming that he didn't view his involvement with Silver as extortion or a bribery scheme, and that of developers who said they didn't even know Silver was collecting legal fees. "It takes two to tango," the defense attorney said.


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The two-week long visit is part of Cleveland Fire Brigades partnership with the international fire and rescue charity Operation Florian and Zimbabwes Harare Fire Brigade. This will be the second of five planned visits between 2014 and 2018. Firefighter Andy Cook, who is based at Redcar Community Fire Station, will lead the team and will be accompanied by Nick Jones, Dave Bradshaw and Mike Williamson along with retired Cleveland firefighter Bill Hatfield. Andy Cook said: Cleveland Fire Brigade has been working in partnership with Operation Florian to help develop the Fire and Ambulance Service in Harare, through the donation of surplus equipment, uniform, personal protective equipment and allowing our firefighters to carry out training in Harare. This project provides excellent development of our own staff and the equipment that is no longer required in Cleveland is helping to save lives in communities worldwide such as Zimbabwe. Everyone is looking forward to the trip and if we can play our part to assist vulnerable communities around the world then that can only be a good thing. Operation Florian is a UK Fire and Rescue Charity that works to assist Fire and Rescue services worldwide through the donation of equipment, appliances and training. Over the past twenty years the charity has worked in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. The Cleveland team will be joined by a number of firefighters from other UK brigades including Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Royal Berkshire and Kent. The training provided to the Harare fire-fighters will include Incident Command, road traffic collisions, use of breathing apparatus, emergency care, hazardous materials and fire safety. Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer with Cleveland Fire Brigade, added: I am delighted that once again we have been able to join forces with other fire and rescue services in the UK to offer support to our counterparts in Zimbabwe. Clearly, the level of advancement of UK fire and rescue services means that we can help by putting our old equipment to good use and by passing on our knowledge and expertise theres no doubt that this will help to save lives and prevent injuries.


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Nov242015

Some Basic Answers On Useful Fire Doors In Leicester Products

Over the next couple of weeks, the service will be meeting men and women who are interested in becoming retained firefighters - from factory workers to company directors. Retained staff are vital to the Gloucestershire service and nationally provide fire and rescue cover to around 60 per cent of the UK. The only criteria is they must be more than 18 years old, physically fit and living or working within five minutes of a fire station. Recruitment nights will be held for the following stations: Cinderford - 4th February, from 6.30pm until 9pm Painswick - 5th February, from 6.30pm until 9pm Moreton, Stow and Chipping Campden (at Moreton) - 10th February, from 6.30pm until 9pm Wotton - 11th February, from 6.30pm until 9pm Gloucester North - 12th February, from 6.30pm until 9pm Cirencester - 13th February, from 6.30pm until 9pm Gloucestershire's Deputy Chief Fire Officer Geoff Sallis said: "This is a chance to become a member of a highly-skilled team and to contribute to the safety of the communities in which we all live." "It's an important job, which requires great energy and dedication. But it's also a highly rewarding role working within a tight-knit team. Retained firefighters come from all sections of the community, so anyone who thinks they can do something extraordinary should step forward" Successful applicants will be given full training in attending emergencies and paid a monthly retainer fee, including additional pay for call-outs. Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Gloucestershire County Council cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure, said: "We are all in the business of making sure communities and individuals are as safe as they can be - and our retained firefighters are a vital cog in the wheel." "Anyone who thinks they have what it takes to be a firefighter should take this first important step to find out more about the role." ENDS Issued by Keith Coles, Gloucestershire County Council's Media Team 01452 425391 Email: rdsrecruitment@glosfire.gov.uk for more information about becoming a retained firefighter. Follow Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service on www.facebook.com/glosfire or www.twitter.com/glosfire 30th January 2014


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Leicester City-Newcastle United Preview - Yahoo Sports


NCAA Women The winger for Algeria has seven goals - tied for second in the Premier League - and five assists after totaling just four and three in 30 matches last season. He had a brace in the Foxes' last road match - a 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Oct. 31 - and contributed a goal to the Desert Foxes' 9-2 two-legged aggregate victory over Tanzania during the international break to progress to the third round of 2018 World Cup qualifying in Africa. Yet the recess came at an inopportune time on the Tyneside, for Newcastle not only collected four points from their last two matches, but they also recorded clean sheets in both. Ayoze Perez made Newcastle's lone shot on target count as his 27th-minute goal stood as the winner in the Magpies' 1-0 victory at Bournemouth on Nov. 7. "It was a really good win for everyone," Cheick Tiote told the team's official website. "We are out of the relegation zone now and that is very important. We have the opportunity to climb up the league now and that is what we will try to do." Injuries are still a concern for Steve McClaren's side. Third-choice goalkeeper and current starter Rob Elliot did not play in Ireland's two-legged playoff versus Bosnia-Herzegovina that resulted in qualifying for next year's European Championships due to a niggling thigh injury he played through in the victory over Bournemouth, though second-string Karl Darlow may be available. Starting keeper Tim Krul is out for the season with a torn ACL, and midfielder Jack Colback is sidelined until next month with a knee injury. The home team won both matches last season, with Newcastle emerging 1-0 victors in the corresponding fixture on Gabriel Obertan's 71st-minute goal. Leicester City salvaged a split with a 3-0 romp in the most recent contest May 2 as Leonardo Ulloa had a brace and Marc Albrighton provided two assists.


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23/11/2015 Today (Monday, November 23), Essex County Rescue and Fire Service hosted the launch of emergency resource book, What If..? I Have Autism. The University of East London, in collaboration with Essex Civil Protection and Emergency ... 20/11/2015 More than 30 firefighters took part in an training exercise yesterday (November 19) which simulated a large fire caused by a firework hitting an oil storage tank. Crews from Orsett, Grays, Corringham, Stansted and Maldon Fire Stations took part ... 17/11/2015 Essex County Fire and Rescue Service appeared on the big screen after Community Connector Les Nicoll helped promote the work of a project that supports elderly people living in isolation. The film, which was produced by ITN, captured Les talking ... New fire appliances for Essex Seven new custom-built fire appliances will begin their working lives in Essex shortly, thanks to a joint money-saving purchasing arrangement with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS). The new appliances are part of a 10 million contract with Angloco to provide a total of 42 new fire appliances over the next four years to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The first seven appliances will be new Heavy Rescue Pumps which have been designed on a bespoke basis to meet the needs of Essex.


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Nov242015

Fast Secrets Of Fitting A Fire Door In Birmingham Clarified

On arrival crews reported the house is 100 percent well alight. Update 01:27hrs - Crews wearing breathing apparatus are using two main jets and one hose reel to tackle the fire. Update 01:42hrs: Crews are continuing to tackle the fire. The Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) is now is use pumping water on the fire from above. Update 02:00hrs - Steady progress is being made. The Ambulance Service is in attendance treating one female suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. Update 03:19hrs - The fire is now out. Crews will remain at the scene turning overand dampening down hot spots. Crews fromFrinton and Witham will take over at 04:00hrs continuing to turn over an dampen down, using a thermal imagng camera to identify remaining hot spots. An investigation will be carried out by the fire service to establish the cause of the fire.



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Birmingham Fire Department donates hundreds of coats in communit - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.


Member Center: Birmingham Fire Department donates hundreds of coats in community drive Posted: Source: Devin Wyatt/WBRC BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham Fire Department gave out about 500 coats to the needy today at its community coat drive. Coats, gloves and hats for all ages were on hand. There was even hot coffee, food, and music to enjoy. Organizers say that Saturday was no different than any other day of service in the community. "Everybody's aware of what's going on with the unfortunate citizens. You can ride downtown you see them all the time. Just riding by a waving and seeing is not necessarily always good enough. You need to get involved so we chose to get involved," Lt. Orlando Reynolds explained. Coats left over from the drive will be distributed to surrounding shelters. Copyright 2015 WBRC . All rights reserved. Trending StoriesTrending Stories More>>


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"The Celebration of Success is a wonderful opportunity for the friends and family to gain an understanding of all of the hard work and effort that the participants have put in over a number of years and it is a great chance for the Service to show its appreciation too." Ed Case - Learning and Development Training Manager Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Becci Bryant attended the awards ceremony along with Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority Len Bloomer. The respective Station Managers and four members of the Ceremonial Squad also attended the event. Those who received an award in the north of the county include: Sam Copeland, Biddulph, Lee Turner, Burlsem, Graham Jones, Hanley, Carl Speakman, Burlsem, Gareth Salisbury, Kidsgrove, Oliver Thomas, Kidsgrove, Lee Towey, Ipstones, and Stephen Wright, Cheadle. Those who received an award in the west of the county include: Marc Longworth, Gnosall, and Joe Thompson, Codsall. Those who received an award in the east of the county include: Warren Clark, Lichfield, and Anthony Doolan, Barton-under-Needwood. Learning and Development Training Manager Ed Case, who hosted the evening, said: "Id like to congratulate everyone who has achieved the status of becoming fully competent. It is no mean feat, particularly on top of other commitments that people may have. "The Celebration of Success is a wonderful opportunity for the friends and family to gain an understanding of all of the hard work and effort that the participants have put in over a number of years and it is a great chance for the Service to show its appreciation too." Following an initial induction, the retained firefighters have studied four modules acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding in using firefighting equipment, dealing with hazardous materials, wearing breathing apparatus, medical assistance, water training and using specialist cutting equipment at road traffic collisions. During the evening of celebration, the new firefighters, their families and friends viewed a DVD which demonstrated how they trained for during the course. The firefighters are all retained which means they are on call and respond to emergencies via an alerter. The recipients all joined Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service within the last 36 months and have been working over this period of time to complete each of the training modules whilst serving at their respective stations.


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Nov242015

Top Information For 2015 On Deciding On Major Factors Of House Fires In Nottingham

The Service received a call at 08:26 hours this morning. The overheated cargo was discovered as soon as one of the ships holds was opened on arrival at the Port. Approximately 100 tonnes of pellets were unloaded from the ship by Port of Tyne cranes before being spread across the quayside and cooled by crews with water jets. In total, six pumping appliances, one Aerial Ladder Platform, a Command Support Unit and a fire boat were in attendance from stations across Tyne and Wear. Assistant Chief Officer, John Baines, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "This was a difficult incident for the crews. The smouldering cargo was deep seated inside the hold of the vessel which was moored on the river. Our crews, working together with Port of Tyne staff, continually assessed operational tactics to deal with the difficult conditions they faced. Fire crews who were mobilised from all over Tyne and Wear should be praised for their professionalism and swift actions which helped to bring the situation under control quickly. Firefighters remained on-site for some time and we would like to thank the Port of Tyne for their assistance. No-one was injured in the incident.


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(credit: Alen Lin) Featuring a secret door, guests here are offered two choices: a two-drink minimum, or its omakase style drink menu. The bar, which can be described as quite intimate with only 27 seats, is a hideaway where talented mixologists and barkeepers will help you choose from their great menu of cocktails. (credit: Mare) www.redbird.la Offering an elegantly designed interior, Redbird is among the best-looking restaurants in town. Situated in downtown, the restaurant offers a craft-cocktail program and gourmet dining featuring everything from house-made pastas, fresh trout, venison, and seafood to drinks that are all thanks to renowned cocktail architect Julian Cox. Cox, known as one of LAs most sought after cocktail consultants, helped Redbird build a menu that delights even the most pickiest of patrons. The DTLA eatery, which sits in the former Vibiana Cathedral rectory space, offers indoor and outdoor seating with exotic and exciting architecture. Its just an added benefit along with the tasty cocktails and carefully cooked dishes from chef Neal Fraser. (credit: The Chestnut Club) www.thechestnutclubsm.com Brought to Santa Monica by Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix, The Chestnut Club is Santa Monicas answer to a bar in which Santa Monica locals and LA residents can grab great cocktails and small bites. Located off the beaten path, this intimate modern-day speakeasy with leather booths, brings a top-notch cocktail program with inspiring cocktails that pay homage to some of Southern Californias earliest and most iconic destinations such as Bullocks Wilshire (bourbon, rum and cynar), Ocean Park (Jamaican rum, pineapple, ginger, lemon and soda) and the Westside (vodka, Orgeat syrup, lime, cucumber and mint, bitters). Add in great music from DJs to the mix, and youve got a spot that Westsiders have fallen in love with. (credit: The Corner Door) www.thecornerdoorla.com A sleek Culver City bar with a beautifully curated craft cocktail menu, The Corner Door is an inviting space offering a tasty dinner menu with small bites, as well as larger plates and sweet treats. But, while this Culver City outpost offers terrific fare, the centerpiece here are the drinks. With a regular drinks menu, as well as a happy hour and late-night happy hour menu, drinkers enjoy everything from classics like margaritas and Moscow Mules to house specialties. The Minor Incident, a concoction featuring bourbon, apricot liqueur, lemon and habanero honey, is a favorite.


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"The Celebration of Success is a wonderful opportunity for the friends and family to gain an understanding of all of the hard work and effort that the participants have put in over a number of years and it is a great chance for the Service to show its appreciation too." Ed Case - Learning and Development Training Manager Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Becci Bryant attended the awards ceremony along with Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority Len Bloomer. The respective Station Managers and four members of the Ceremonial Squad also attended the event. Those who received an award in the north of the county include: Sam Copeland, Biddulph, Lee Turner, Burlsem, Graham Jones, Hanley, Carl Speakman, Burlsem, Gareth Salisbury, Kidsgrove, Oliver Thomas, Kidsgrove, Lee Towey, Ipstones, and Stephen Wright, Cheadle. Those who received an award in the west of the county include: Marc Longworth, Gnosall, and Joe Thompson, Codsall. Those who received an award in the east of the county include: Warren Clark, Lichfield, and Anthony Doolan, Barton-under-Needwood. Learning and Development Training Manager Ed Case, who hosted the evening, said: "Id like to congratulate everyone who has achieved the status of becoming fully competent. It is no mean feat, particularly on top of other commitments that people may have. "The Celebration of Success is a wonderful opportunity for the friends and family to gain an understanding of all of the hard work and effort that the participants have put in over a number of years and it is a great chance for the Service to show its appreciation too." Following an initial induction, the retained firefighters have studied four modules acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding in using firefighting equipment, dealing with hazardous materials, wearing breathing apparatus, medical assistance, water training and using specialist cutting equipment at road traffic collisions. During the evening of celebration, the new firefighters, their families and friends viewed a DVD which demonstrated how they trained for during the course. The firefighters are all retained which means they are on call and respond to emergencies via an alerter.


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