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Dec222015

Fire Doors Can Save Lives !

The damage caused by the fire has made the structure of the building potentially unsafe and so it has been extremely difficult for fire and police officers to get inside the building and carry out a full investigation of the premises. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and a full investigation will be carried out. A limited search has been undertaken and we can confirm that a body has been located in the building. Although a formal identification has not been made it is believed that this may be the body of 81-year-old Brian Sandells. Brian is known to live at Kard Bar and has not been seen since yesterday and his family have been unable to contact him. Northumbria Police are keeping the family updated and will continue to support them at this difficult time. Northumbria Police Superintendent Bruce Storey said: This is a very difficult and complex investigation due to the nature and severity of the damage caused to the building and detectives are working alongside specialist fire investigation officers and structural engineers to carry out enquiries as to how and why the fire started. We are extremely saddened to say that we believe that Brian Sandells, who was a resident in one of the flats above the shop, was inside his home at the time the fire happened and may have passed away during the fire. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and we working to try confirm this for his family.



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Manchester United Transfer News: Wesley Sneijder Eyed Amid Jose Mourinho Rumours | Bleacher Report


His record in England & CL is top class. Wed be foolish to ignore #MUFC Rob B. (@_Rob_B) December 19, 2015 Whether or not itd be worth bringing Sneijder along is another matter entirely. The Dutch midfielder enjoyed the finest spell of his career under Mourinho at Inter, and as is evident in the clips above, he still possesses the guile to have a positive impact on games at the highest level. As we can see here, courtesy of OptaCan, Sneijder has been in brilliant form as of late for the Istanbul giants: 7 - Wesley @Sneijder101010 was involved in seven goals in his last nine league games for @Galatasaray (two scored, five assisted). Prolific. OptaCan (@OptaCan) December 20, 2015 Even so, the midfielder is past his best, and while the quality of the Turkish Super Lig is constantly on the up, it doesnt compare to the furious nature of English football. Sneijder remains sharp cerebrally and can still pick a pass, but the industry that made him so good under Mourinho would be tough to rekindle in a second spell together. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Sneijder could still do a job for United, but he's past his very best. Indeed, if United were to appoint Mourinho, history has shown us the Portuguese will target players who are at the peak of their powers.


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When the clocks go forward this weekend make sure you only lose an hour and not your life - by checking your smoke alarms at the same time. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) is encouraging residents to ensure their families are safe and all the alarms in the house are working as British Summer Time starts this Sunday (30th March). A total of 211 people across the country died in fires in the home last year, and more than 70 per cent of these weren't alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, so it's vital to test them regularly. A working smoke alarm can buy families the valuable time they need to get out, stay out and call 999. Chief Fire Officer Stewart Edgar said: "Anyone can spot when a clock stops ticking, but it's not so easy to be sure that your smoke alarm is still in working order." "And, as more than half of the people who died in home fires last year were 65 years old or above, this is also a perfect opportunity to test alarms for older relatives who might find it hard to reach their alarms but are at greater risk." "By pushing the test button on every smoke alarm, you could save the lives of your nearest and dearest." Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure, said: "There's no excuse not to have your smoke alarm tested regularly, and this is the perfect opportunity for people to make sure their family is safe." Smoke alarms are inexpensive - less than 10 from DIY stores and many supermarkets. GFRS Community Safety Advisers identify fire risks within the homes of the most vulnerable people in our communities. They can fit smoke alarms free of charge, advise on hazards and how best to remove them and put householders in touch with other agencies that can provide systems such as telecare (equipment that allows people to call for help and assistance). If you know of a vulnerable person who doesn't have a working smoke alarm, GFRS has a supply of alarms that can be supplied and fitted for free just by ringing 0800 180 41 40. Ends How do I look after my smoke alarm? Once a week - Check the alarm by pressing the button Once a year - Change your battery (unless it's a 10-year alarm) Twice a year - Vacuum and wipe the smoke alarm casing to ensure dust isn't blocking the sensor chamber (For mains wired alarms, switch off first) Every 10 years - fit a replacement smoke alarm. They don't last forever Always make sure that smoke alarms meet the BS5446 Part 1, have a KITEMARK and that they are fitted in accordance with the instructions provided.


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Dec222015

Working Smoke Alarms And Correctly Installed Fire Doors Honestly Do Save Lives

21/12/2015 Service to help Care UK stay fire safe Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has signed an agreement to provide fire safety advice to Colchester-based Care UK for all of its 114 care homes at its sites nationwide. Under the Primary Authority Agreement, the first ECFRS has entered into, ... 18/12/2015 Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has today launched a new recruitment drive to encourage people to become an on-call firefighter. On-call firefighters support community safety activities including visiting schools and helping people stay ... Halstead firefighters charity cash for Lenny Firefighters have handed over money raised for a schoolboy with cerebral palsy whos set to undergo a life-changing operation next month. On-call firefighters from Halstead Fire Station visited Earls Colne Primary School, in Park Lane, yesterday, December 17, to meet seven-year-old, Lenny Pyne who was diagnosed with quadriplegia spastic cerebral palsy when he was just 13-months-old. ECFRS staff raised 310 through a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, December 11. The condition affects Lennys ability to walk and he currently uses two sticks to help with his mobility. The money will go towards funding an operation, taking place on January 9, which will help the brave youngster walk on his own two feet for the first time. Sarah Hume, Lennys mother, said: Ive been overwhelmed by the support from the whole community from kind hearted locals to generous Essex County Fire and Rescue Service staff.


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Soccer-Chelsea restore order after Mourinho axe, Leicester five clear - Yahoo News


Ahead of the festive matches against Liverpool and Manchester City, all the Italian would say was that if his team won both they would have 44 points, four more than the first objective he had set, to avoid relegation. Leicester, who avoided going down in May thanks to a late run of victories under Nigel Pearson, began the season at odds of 1,000-1 to be top of the Premier League at Christmas. That encouraged one optimistic fan to wager five pounds ($7.43) on them with bookmakers Ladbrokes. The supporter celebrated after a 3-2 win at Everton on Saturday helped Leicester go into the holiday fixtures with a two-point lead over second-placed Arsenal. Ranieri, who took over in the close-season after Pearson was sacked, said he was looking no further than Saturday's return to Merseyside to play Everton's neighbours Liverpool. "We are doing well but haven't achieved anything yet," he told reporters. "If we win the next two games we have 44 points, I hope with 40 we are safe. "I'm proud of my players and our fans. The fans are dreaming and I don't want to wake them up." Ranieri, back in English football after being sacked by Chelsea in 2004, has been impressed by the spirit at the club, exemplified by seeing injured midfielder Danny Drinkwater sitting among the visiting fans at Everton. "I don't know if it was our best (performance)," he said of that win.


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Dec222015

Fire Doors Can Save Lives !

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: Deaths and injuries caused by drink driving devastate families and communities. "People who drive under the influence of drink or drugs may easily kill or injure not only themselves, but other road users and pedestrians, ruining the lives of many. "I hope this re-construction has demonstrated the need to keep our roads safer and reduce the number of drink driving incidents emergency services have to deal with in the future. Chairman of Tyne and Wear Fire Authority, Councillor Tom Wright said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all partners involved in this exercise, particularly South Tyneside Council for assisting with the road closure and Jarrow Coachworks for donating the cars used in the demonstration. This exercise has beena valuable training opportunity for crews and anexcellent way topromote the devastating consequences ofdrink driving." Northumbria Police Chief inspector John Heckels, head of the forces Operation Dragoon road safety initiative, said: We will not tolerate any form of drink or drug driving on the regions roads. So far this month we have already arrested 81 people for drink or drug driving offences and we will continue to test anyone involved in a collision or anyone who has been driving suspiciously. Driving while under the influence of either drink or drugs could lead to an innocent person being killed on our roads and it is shocking that people continue to take that risk. "We are committed to doing all we can to make sure the roads are safe for everyone this Christmas and we are better equipped than ever before to take offenders off the roads. "To help make our campaign work we still need the public's help and we need people to tell us who the drink and drug drivers are so we can take action. "Reporting these people could help to save lives and make a real difference out on the roads." Paul Liversidge, Chief Operating Officer, at North East Ambulance Service, said: Frontline staff at North East Ambulance Service can attend hundreds of road traffic collisions in their career, including those caused by drink driving. Many of these collisions can be serious traumatic and life changing events for both the patients and their loved ones, as well as our crews who come to their aid every day. This initiative builds on the work of Operation Dragoon and the festive drink and drug campaign. By supporting such campaigns, we hope to help drivers consider the wider impact of such an incident before they get behind the wheel. Councillor Tracey Dixon, Chairman of the South Tyneside Community Safety Partnership and Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council, added: We fully support this initiative. Its important to raise awareness of the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, particularly around this time of year when people are enjoying themselves over the festive period.


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"The thing with Manchester United is that he will go to one Premier League team and won't be going to another [after that]," he toldThe Guardian. "There is one chance you have one chance to get him. He won't go to Manchester City and then to United; he is not going to go to Chelsea and then United. "It won't happen, so you have got one chance to get the best manager on the planet.Is Guardiolabetter than what they have got? That is what United and City should be asking. If the answer is yes then you go for it, surely. "It is like with the best players in the world if someone like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi becomes available, everyone is interested. I don't think it is different with a great manager. "The best manager in the world is definitely Guardiola and when he becomes available people are going to be interested, and I think United are no different." Ferdinand believes the United job is still hugely attractive despite the club's failure to win a trophy since Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013. "Every manager on the planet, probably bar the man at Manchester City, would love the Man United job," said the former England international. "It is a huge job. Especially now, it is a job where, if you go in and do well, you will be seen as a hero someone who has turned it around. "It is a tantalising job. It is a job where you could create something with legacy. That is what Pep Guardiola likes to do, but he has got options. "People talk about Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal .


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I am hugely proud of what the Service has achieved in recent years and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Staffordshire. I have been and remain immensely impressed by all those who I have worked with over the last 17 years and am extremely appreciative of the efforts made by all members of the Service." Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford Peter began his career at Hertfordshire Fire Brigade in 1981 at the age of 18 and joined Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service as a Senior Divisional Officer in 1999. Quickly rising through the ranks Peter was promoted to Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Deputy Chief Fire Officer before being appointed Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services in 2008. Peter was awarded the Queens Fire Service medal in 2014. Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: This has been the most difficult decision of my career. However I believe it is the right decision and best for me, my family and the organisation. I am confident Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service can rise to meet the challenges ahead and continue to deliver positive outcomes for communities. I am hugely proud of what the Service has achieved in recent years and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Staffordshire. I have been and remain immensely impressed by all those who I have worked with over the last 17 years and am extremely appreciative of the efforts made by all members of the Service.


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Nov302015

Getting The Facts On Systems In Smoke Alarms In Nottingham

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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Doolin names Ireland Under-18 squad for Czech Republic friendlies - Yahoo Sports


View photo The Boys in Green youth manager says that the friendly games give him an opportunity to assess players coming through the ranks Paul Doolin has announced a 19-man Under-18 squad ahead of two friendly games against the Czech Republic. The panel contains a mixture of domestically based players and players who ply their trade abroad. Shamrock Rovers trio Shane Hanney, James Doona and Trevor Clark are joined by St Patrick's Athletic pair Jamie Aherne and Conor Kane in the squad. Cork City's Conor McCarthy and Shelbourne goalkeeper Eric Donnelly are also included. The Boys in Green boss says that the fixtures provide an opportunity for players to impress him and stake a claim for a place in his U-19 panel. "These fixtures gives us a chance to see what's coming through," Doolin said. "There's a mixture of home-based players with players from abroad. "When we played with a similar group last year we did very well. There are some good players in this group. I've only seen these players so most of them are new to me in terms of working directly with them. "It's a good opportunity for the players to step up the levels. We'll do the same as we've done with the players and hopefully they will benefit from the experience." The Republic of Ireland take on the Czech Republic on Saturday November 28 at 15:00 before contesting a second game at 12:00 on Monday. Both games will be played at Whitehall. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U18 SQUAD: Eric Donnelly (Shelbourne) Corey OKeeffe (Birmingham City) Luke Wade-Slater (Stevenage) Brandon Payne (Celtic FC) Conor McCarthy (Cork City) Darragh Leahy (Coventry City) Conor Kane (St Patricks Athletic) Shane Hanney (Shamrock Rovers) Steven Kinsella ( Everton ) Jonathan Lunney (Preston North End) Leo Donnellan (QPR FC) Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers) Liam Brady (Stevenage) James Doona (Shamrock Rovers) Jamie Aherne (St Patricks Athletic) Kyle Finn (Coventry City) Jamie Gray (Stevenage) Daniel Mandroiu (Brighton & Hove Albion) Gerry McDonagh (Nottingham Forest) Sports & Recreation


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Dave Turton, Head of Community Safety at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: This religious festival is a busy time, as families and friends get together and symbolic candles are lit. All of these ingredients increase the risk of fire in homes as it is easy to get distracted with all of the festivities going on. When celebrating, please follow our simple safety advice. Treat the Diva (candle) as you would any other flame: oUse only enough ghee (clarified butter) to last your Puja (worship). oPlace it in a suitable fire resistant candleholder and do not leave it unattended oKeep the flame a safe distance from curtains, furniture or decorations at all times. Long hair and clothing are also very flammable. Treat fireworks with great caution: oOnly buy fireworks marked with British Safety Standard BS7114 oAlways follow the firework code www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/bonfire Keep fireworks and candles out of the reach of children and ensure they are supervised at all times. If you decide to cook deep-fried food: oStand by your pan never leave cooking unattended. oDry your food before placing it in the hot oil. oIf the oil starts to smoke, turn off the heat and leave the pan to cool. oNever fill the pan more than one-third full of oil.



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Nov282015

Some Emerging Guidelines On Necessary Criteria In Smoke Alarms In Nottingham

Local people will be able to learn more about the job done by today's fire and rescue crews with displays and firefighter demonstrations on the day. Firefighting equipment will be on full view, with a chance to look around the county's incident response unit. There will be community fire safety advice from specialist officers with demonstrations of chip pan fires and a smoke house for people to experience a smoke filled room in safety. A gallery of photos from training exercises and incidents will give a flavour of the varied work the fire service carries out. There will be a raffle, a tea and cake stall and an ice cream van to raise money for good causes. There will also be a special appearance of sci-fi characters from the TV and movies. Police vehicles will also be on display. Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for communities, said: "I encourage local families to go along to this free event in Cirencester. There's lots going on and it's a great chance to learn more about fire safety and to have some fun at the same time." Cirencester Fire Station is based on School Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YL. ENDS Issued by: Sarah Williams, Gloucestershire County Council Media & PR Team, 01452 425093 You can follow Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service on www.facebook.com/glosfire or www.twitter.com/glosfire You can also follow the Chief Fire Officer on www.twitter.com/glosfirechief 18th September 2013


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