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Nov242015

Some Guidance On Real-world Smoke Detectors In Leicester Plans


Andre Ayew backs Swansea to get back into shape - Yahoo Sports


View photo The Swans midfielder believes his beleaguered manager will revive their Premier League campaign after series of poor results Swansea City midfielder Andre Ayew believes his side will get back into shape following an ongoing poor run in the English Premier League. Swansea's last win came at the Villa Park in September when Ayew's late strike gave them a 2-1 victory but the former Olympique Marseille star insists things will change very soon. Everything is going to get back into shape and we just need some time. You need that in football when things are difficult, Ayew told the club's website. We believe we have great players, a great squad, a great manager and everything will be okay. We just need to keep working hard and don't give up, he said. Swansea are billed to face Liverpool , Leicester, Manchester City and West Ham next in the league but Ayew believes they will stay focused in all games. When you're in a club like Swansea that wants to grow and you don't get the results everybody gets the pressure. That's normal, but we just want to stay focused on the field and not look at what's happening outside. We just concentrate on the pitch and listen to what the coach has to tell us about the tactics and what he wants to do. That's what's important, he added. Swansea are currently lying 14th on the log with 14 points, three points away from safety.


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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. They combine the proven reliability of a Scania chassis with innovative new design features created by appliance builders Angloco. They incorporate a raft of specialist rescue equipment along with pumps and hoses which mean they can be deployed at a wide variety of incidents from house fires to complex rescues including road traffic collisions. The design of these appliances has been based on a consultation with six fire services in the Eastern Region. Each fire service contributed their best specification elements which has resulted in a modern fire appliance using advanced technology and innovation to make firefighting more effective and safer for Essexs crews. Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley said: These appliances have been designed to meet the demands of a modern fire and rescue service. Their flexibility reflects the wide range of work our crews carry out and they provide an excellent response capability which can deal with a huge range of incidents and emergencies. This is the latest investment we have made in frontline equipment. We are working to create a Service fit for the future and providing an excellent response by our highly trained crews in the right vehicles with the right equipment is at the core of that.



In its basic form, a fire door is designed to prevent a fire from spreading. When used as part of a property's protection scheme it lessens the spread of fire through a building thus allowing the occupants to escape safely. There's a massive range of UK fire doors comprising solid, glazed and semi-glazed types on

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Nov242015

A Helping Hand With Recognising Central Criteria Of Smoke Detectors In London

The initiative was devised by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and was launched with widespread support from MPs, Councillors and Chief Fire Officers. They have signed an open letter to government asking for a review of provisions for fire sprinklers in building standards as well as a more proactive approach to the use of sprinkler and fire suppression systems. The sprinkler issue is already a high priority for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Service has worked extensively with housing provider Nottingham City Homes to identify which of their properties are occupied by people who are most at risk of fire. As a result Nottingham City Homes is installing sprinklers into some of its high rise blocks and new build bungalows and flats. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has also invested in a number of portable misting systems which will be allocated to some of the countys most vulnerable residents. Officers from the Services Fire Protection team are using Fire Sprinkler Week to raise awareness and promote the use of sprinklers in commercial premises. Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann said: For some time now nearly all fire and rescue services across the country have been promoting the use of sprinklers in both domestic and commercial properties. Many, like us, have been working alongside partners such as housing providers to ensure sprinklers are either retro-installed as necessary or are included in the plans for new-build properties. Although the issue has been on the national agenda for a while, it is important that initiatives like this are used to further promote awareness and understanding, as well as winning support from the government. We are therefore pleased to support Fire Sprinkler Week and will do all we can as a Service to continue to keep this issue at the forefront of peoples hearts and minds.


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Soccer-Two-goal Kane on target again as Spurs thrash West Ham - Yahoo News


View gallery A worker cleans paint off a gravestone at the Harefield churchyard in Hillingdon, Britain November 23, LONDON (Reuters) - Graves of Australian soldiers killed in World War One have been daubed with graffiti for the second time in seven months in London. Blue paint sprayed on headstones at a churchyard in Hillingdon, west London was discovered on Sunday morning. It follows a similar attack at the same Harefield Church graveyard in April ahead of celebrations to commemorate 100 years since Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)forces landed in Gallipoli, Turkey in their first major military action of World War One. "We are extremely disappointed by this deliberate act of vandalism and deplore the actions of those responsible," said Mike Bullen, assistant director general for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) which manages the graves. There are no clear words or symbols which can be made out in the graffiti to indicate any motive. Around 10,000 ANZAC forces died in the Gallipoli campaign against Ottoman Empire forces in 1915 and April 25 is used around the world as a day to remember all those Australians and New Zealanders who died in conflict. A worker cleans paint off a gravestone at the Harefield churchyard in Hillingdon, Britain November 2 The graveyard is a major British site for the annual remembrance celebrations. Police said they were investigating the incident. The CWGC said such attacks on its graves were rare and plans to restore them to their original condition. (This corrected version of the story removes reference to New Zealand graves being damaged in first and second paragraphs) (Editing by Stephen Addison)



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Nov242015

Basic Ideas For Handy Solutions For Fire Doors In Birmingham

The initiative forms part of the Brigades close links with the UK Fire Service and Humanitarian Charity, Operation Florian which has resulted in several Cleveland firefighters passing on their skills and experience to counterparts in less deprived countries. Just two months ago a six-strong team representing Cleveland Fire Brigade visited Harare in Zimbabwe where they spent three weeks training local firefighters in a range of fire and rescue exercises including measures to prevent injuries and save lives. Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: The four appliances are around 20 years old and have come to the end of their useful working lives for Cleveland Fire Brigade. They have very little monetary value and it therefore makes sense to donate them to Operation Florian which is an extremely worthwhile charity that does great work around the world to help others less fortunate than ourselves. A number of our firefighters have just returned from Harare in Zimbabwe where they passed on their skills and expertise to local firefighters as part of Operation Florian. Whilst the firefighters there are quite highly skilled, they just dont have the equipment that we have and often attend incidents in vans and trucks. Hopefully, we can help to change this with the donation of our surplus appliances. Councillor Jan Brunton, Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, commented: Having listened to the Cleveland firefighters who have visited Zimbabwe recently, it brings it home to me just how far advanced we are in this country in terms of our fire and rescue services. Through Operation Florian there is some tremendous work to support others less privileged than ourselves and I think it is very fitting for Cleveland Fire Brigade to support this charity. Mike Doherty, Chair of Operation Florian, said: The four appliances donated by Cleveland Fire Brigade is a significant contribution to the charity and there is no doubt that this will help to save many lives in the years to come. Cleveland Fire Brigade has been incredibly supportive of the work that we do.


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Fire doors are supplied in a number of ratings that indicate how long the door can offer a barrier against fire and heat. The lowest rating is FD30, offering 30 minutes protection. Fire doors rated as FD30, be they glass, semi-glazed, panel or flush are typically 45mm thick, as opposed to the standard door thickness of 35 mm. Clicking the link will show you more information on cheapest glass fire doors together with some great prices on modern, stylish fire doors.

Birmingham, Montgomery honor victims of Paris attacks | TuscaloosaNews.com


16, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., to honor the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris. Multiple attacks across Paris on Friday left scores dead and hundreds injured. Last Modified: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:37 p.m. BIRMINGHAM | Birmingham Mayor William Bell says flags will be lowered throughout the city in solidarity with victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Bell said in a statement Monday that flags will fly at half-staff until sunset Thursday. Gunmen and suicide bombers killed more than 100 people and wounded about 350 in attacks at a stadium, concert hall and other spots around Paris Friday. Bell says city officials have worked with leaders of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which is headquartered in Paris, and have developed friendships with some of the citys residents. In Montgomery, the RSA Tower Complex was lit in colors of the French national flag on Monday to honor the victims of the attacks. The RSA Tower Complex is lit in colors of the French national flag on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., to honor the victims of Friday's ... TuscaloosaNews.com November 16, 2015 11:37 PM

BIRMINGHAM | Birmingham Mayor William Bell says flags will be lowered throughout the city in solidarity with victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Bell said in a statement Monday that flags will fly at half-staff until sunset Thursday.


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Crews wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a dry powder extingusher to quickly tackle the fire. Crews had extingiushed the fire by18:12hrs. Crews reported that the fire had started in the cooker. Incidents like these show the importance of taking extra care when cooking. More fires start in the kitchen than any other room in the house and cooking accounts for more than a third of all house fires. To make sure you stay as safe as possible in the kitchen follow our simple safety tips: Keepyour oven, hob and grill clean and in good working order. A build up of fat and grease can ignite a fire Never leavecooking unattended If you have to leave the kitchen to answer the door or send a text, turn off the cooker Check toasters are clean and placed away from curtains and kitchen rolls Take care when cooking with hot oil, it sets alight easily. If the oil starts to smoke, its too hot. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool.


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Nov242015

No-nonsense Solutions In Fitting A Fire Door In Birmingham Across The Uk

Its important to remember that a candle is not just a decorative feature. Poorly positioned or unattended candles could leave a trail of devastation. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking people to take extra care with candles this winter. To prevent candle fires from starting in your home, you should make sure your candles are kept away from flammable materials like curtains. Candles should be positioned well away from pets and children who could accidentally knock them over. Always ensure candles are put out when you leave the room, even for a moment. Blackouts are more prevalent during the winter months. Always opt for torches instead of candles and keep one in a location that is easily accessible in the dark. Head of Risk Reduction, James Bywater said: We would urge anyone using candles to ensure that they are in appropriate holders and are not placed on top of TVs or close to any combustible materials, such as curtains or bedding. We would also advise that candles are never left unattended and are extinguished before leaving the room or going to bed.


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Samford tops Kennesaw State 77-65 - Yahoo Sports


(AP) -- Darius Jones-Gibson had 13 points, and Samford used a balanced offensive attack to top Kennesaw State 77-65 Saturday night. Six players scored at least seven points for Samford (2-1). Marcus Johnson and Iman Johnson had 12 points, and Matt Rose added 11. Iman Johnson was 5 for 5 from the field and nabbed four steals. Yonel Brown scored 22 points on 10-of-21 shooting for Kennesaw State. Aubrey Williams came off the bench to score 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, and Kendrick Ray had 15 points, five boards and four assists. Both teams shot the ball well early, with Kennesaw State making 6 of its first 9 shots while Samford made 7 of 8. The Bulldogs led by as many as 23 points in the second half and forced the Owls into 20 turnovers. Basketball


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Last chance to have a say! Monday 27 January 2014 Residents and organisations in Nottinghamshire have just under a week left to give their views on how Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service proposes to keep people safe and respond to incidents during the next five years. The Service is currently consulting with the public on its Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP), which outlines how it proposes to keep people safe from fire and other incidents in the face of decreasing budgets.This includes providing an appropriate number of fire engines in the right places, giving out fire safety advice and inspecting businesses to make sure they are adhering to fire regulations. The 12-week consultation comes to an end on Sunday 2 February, and the Service is keen to encourage anyone who hasnt already taken part to do so. Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann said: Over the last three months our officers and staff have been out and about across the county, talking to people in town centres and market places, and engaging with members of our communities at some special forums organised in conjunction with an independent consultation company. Theyve been asking people for their opinions on issues such as whether we should collaborate more with neighbouring fire and rescue services, and how the Service could reduce its impact on the environment. People have been very interested in what we have had to say and many have taken away our consultation document to read and digest at home, before giving us their views and opinions online or via the form at the back of the document. This is your chance to help shape what Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service does in the future to help keep those who live, work and travel through our county safe, and I would urge everyone to make sure their views are included. Fire Authority Chair Councillor Darrell Pulk added: "This plan not only meets our legal obligation to produce an IRMP but also gives us the opportunity to focus our services on the needs of Nottinghamshire people. It will help us direct our fire and rescue activities for the next five years, during which time we expect to see our budget reducing further. We want to hear from as many people as possible, which is why we have used a variety of different methods for obtaining peoples opinions." Officers will be at Nottinghams Broadmarsh shopping centre on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January talking to people about the Services plans and encouraging them to take part in the consultation process. Details can also be accessed at www.notts-fire.gov.uk .


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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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Fire doors are available in a range of ratings that indicate the length of time that the door can resist heat and flames. The lowest rating is FD30, providing 30 minutes fire resistance. Fire doors rated as FD30, be they panel or flush, glazed or semi-glazed are typically 45mm thick, compared to the normal door thickness of 35 mm. Click on the link for further information on fire doors together with some great prices on modern, stylish fire doors.


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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