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Nov172015

Ideas For Consideration Of Down-to-earth Methods For Smoke Detectors In London

In total the Brigade attended 99 incidents on 5 November, 36 of which were fires. There were 26 deliberate bonfires compared to 48 on Bonfire Night last year. Cleveland Fire Brigade figures 5 November 2014 2015 %+/- Total Incidents162 99 -38.9 Fires 75 36 -52.0 Deliberate Secondary Fires (grassland/refuse)69 31 -55.1 Bonfire-related fires48 26 -45.8 Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: Our staff coped very well last night from managing the calls to our control centre, to assessing the dangers of each bonfire we were notified of, to the crews out and about dealing with incidents. Were pleased to see a reduction in overall incidents including deliberate bonfires and want to thank the public for helping keep bonfire night safe this year. As we move towards the weekend we want to remind people to be safe and the best way to do that is to attend an organised display. If people must buy fireworks for use at home we would urge them to only buy ones which comply with British Standard BS7114 and to please follow the Firework Code. This is not only for their safety but for that of their family and friends as well. The Brigade is also issuing a reminder that only adults should set off fireworks and parents should make their children aware of the dangers of playing with them. The Firework Code Keep fireworks in a closed box Follow the instructions on each firework Light all fireworks at arms length Stand well back Never go back to a lit firework Never put fireworks in your pocket Never throw fireworks Do not drink alcohol if setting off fireworks. If anyone has any information about arson or anti-social behaviour in their area, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the Police on 101. For further information and safety advice visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/bonfire or follow us on Facebook (/clevelandfb) or Twitter (@clevelandfb).


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England players honour Paris dead ahead of France match - Yahoo News


View photo England players Adam Lallana (left) and captain Wayne Rooney observe a minute's silence in tribute to victims of the Paris attacks during a team training session in London on November 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Justin Tallis) London (AFP) - England's football squad joined a Europe-wide tribute to victims of the Paris terror attacks ahead of their friendly against France in London on Tuesday. The 20 fit England players, together with the coaching staff, stood for a minute's silence at 11:00 am local time (1100 GMT) before they started their training session at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground in England, north London, on Monday. Similar silences were observed at the same time in major cities all across Europe. After a series of attacks across Paris on Friday that left at least 129 people dead, there had been speculation that Tuesday's match between England and Euro 2016 hosts France at London's Wembley Stadium might be called off. But a spokesman for the French Football Federation told AFP on Saturday: "After talks with the English FA who assured us there was no particular risk in holding the match, we decided to go ahead." FA chairman Greg Dyke, confirming the game would be played as scheduled, said: "We will use the opportunity to pay our respects to all affected and also to express our solidarity with the people of France." His words were echoed by England manager Roy Hodgson, who said the match would be a chance to show that the "football world is united against these atrocities". Meanwhile England fans have been encouraged to join with travelling supporters in singing 'La Marseillaise' when the national anthems of both countries are played before kick-off. Friday's attacks touched football particularly closely, with three suicide bombers blowing themselves up outside the Stade de France as France played Germany. The cousin of France midfielder Lassana Diarra was one of those killed, while the sister of his team-mate Antoine Griezmann escaped unhurt from the assault on the Bataclan concert hall. France coach Didier Deschamps was due to hold a press conference at Wembley later Monday before his squad's training session at the ground. Deschamps's side will be looking to record a sixth straight win following their 2-0 victory over world champions Germany.


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Fire and rescue crews have been called to assist at 44 crashes in the county since 1 December, 16 of which have required casualties to be cut free. Mr Buckley said: Our hearts go out to all those people who have been affected by incidents on our roads in the last month, especially the families who have lost loved ones. It is a tragic situation, and I am saddened and shocked both at the number of incidents weve attended and the frighteningly high number of fatalities. There is never a good time to experience an accident on the road, but it is particularly upsetting when these things happen so close to Christmas, a time when families and loved ones should be together. The police will no doubt be working hard to determine the cause of each of these tragic events, but in the meantime I urge everyone to take extreme care when out and about this Christmas. The weather can impact dramatically on road conditions, whether its through heavy rain, ice or the low winter sun obstructing the drivers view, so please do all you can to stay safe and in control of your vehicle. Slow down, avoid distractions and never drive if youve had a drink. We want everyone to enjoy this festive period with their families and friends, and have a peaceful and happy Christmas and New Year. Even if it takes a little more time to get there, arrive safely. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is also reminding people to take extra care during three periods of planned industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union as part of a dispute with the government over pensions. These will take place between 7 pm and midnight tonight (24 December), between 6.30 pm and half past midnight on New Years Eve and from 6.30 am to 8.30 am on 3 January 2014. The Service will respond to genuine 999 calls but may be slower than usual due to the limited number of resources available.



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Nov152015

A Click Away From Simple Tactics Of Smoke Alarms In York

Fire officers joined Northumbria Police in warning that anyone caught assaulting firefighters will be investigated and prosecuted. 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. "I'd urge anyone involved in such behaviour to think twice about the consequences of their actions, they could end up hurting someone and if caught they could end up with a criminal record all because of something they probably see as a prank. "As Bonfire Night approaches we will be increasing our patrols both covertly and overtly to catch those responsible for this type of behaviour in Newcastle and anyone who has information about who is involved in such activity should get in touch with police as soon as possible."


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Cirque sets sights on New York - Lowell Sun Online


"The genre of circus is traditionally not one of storytelling. It's more abstract. And New York City is a city that has built a theater community -- a world of theater -- on very specific, very clear storytelling," she said. "Storytelling is not their first concern. And it's our first concern here." Other Cirque shows that have come through the city in recent years include "Totem" at Citi Field, "Zarkana" for two summers at Radio City Music Hall from 2012-13, the winter show "Wintuk" at Madison Square Garden from 2007 to 2010 and "OVO" on Randall's Island in 2010. But unlike Las Vegas -- where eight Cirque shows are running -- the company has never really had a permanent foothold in New York, even though its shows are tourist-friendly spectacles not depending on dialogue, star or story. The first step Cirque took for a new New York strategy was to open an office in the city about 18 months ago led by Scott Zeiger, a co-founder of BASE Entertainment. He quickly understood that New York was special and so he built "Paramour" to be different. In Vegas, shows compete with gambling, shopping and food.


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Statistics show that in 2013/14 alone, there were 2,139 fires in industrial premises, 5,561 fires in commercial/retail, and 1,898 fires in schools, higher/further education and health/hospital premises. Throughout the week Cleveland Fire Brigade will join other fire and rescue services across the country to hold a range of events and activities to engage with businesses in their communities, working with them to help improve their knowledge of fire safety. In Teesside, businesses will be visited by the Brigade who will offer fire safety advice, help identify appropriate training courses or suggest a fire safety audit is undertaken. The brigade can also take enforcement action where appropriate. Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: We would encourage all businesses to ensure their staff are fully aware of potential fire risks and hazards, and know what to do in an emergency. Fires can devastate businesses resulting in long-term consequences for employers and employees but there are simple measures that can be taken to prevent fires occurring. Peter Dartford, CFOA President, added: UK Business Safety Weeks message may be a SIMPLE one, but its essential that businesses consider fire risks in their organisations, and make sure that their employees are aware of the causes and consequences of fire. Fire services work closely with businesses, helping them to effectively manage their fire risks, safeguarding their staff, premises, stock and potentially their livelihood. Keep it simple and keep your business safe. Notes to editors: About CFOA 1.The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) is a professional membership association and a registered charity. CFOA members are drawn from all UK Fire & Rescue Services (FRSs) representing the senior executives and managers of the Service. Through the work of its members the Association supports the Fire and Rescue Services of the UK in its aspiration to protect the communities they serve and to continue to improve the overall performance of the fire sector. CFOA provides professional and technical advice to inform national fire policy.


For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/2015/09/cleveland-fire-brigade-offering-simple-fire-safety-messages-to-businesses/



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