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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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