Rescue Service

Sedgemoor RNLI lifeguards are live at Burnham-on-Sea and Brean beaches

RNLI lifeguards will return to Burnham-on-Sea beach and will additionally provide a lifeguard service to Brean beach from this Saturday (July 2) until Sunday September 4. The charity urges visitors to the Sedgemoor coast to visit one of these supervised beaches. Matt Whitley, RNLI Senior Lifeguard Supervisor for North Devon and Somerset, says: “We are delighted to support Sedgemoor District ...

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Busy times for rescue teams and firefighters / Article

From June 22 to the early morning of June 27 at 6:30 a.m., the VUGD received 362 calls – 131 for firefighting, including four wildfires, 142 for rescue operations, while 89 calls turned out to be errors or hoaxes. “The VUGD spent the holidays actively. A number of fires in residential houses were extinguished due to careless handling of the ...

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Margate RNLI investigating report of drifting kayak

Margate Inshore Lifeboat RNLI investigated a report of a kayak drifting east of Margate. The UK Coastguard received a call from a yacht anchored off Margate at around 6pm today (Sunday June 26) reporting a sighting of a kayak with two occupants on board in difficulty east of Margate . Margate RNLI Class D Inshore Rescue Craft was tasked to ...

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BREAKING: Three rushed to hospital after accident shut down Manchester’s main road with huge queues – live updates

Three people have been rushed to hospital following an accident involving a car and a van on a busy north Manchester road. Officers are currently at the scene on the A664 Rochdale Road, near Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley. Firefighters and paramedics were also present, while eyewitnesses reported seeing an air ambulance land nearby. Emergency services were called to the ...

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Launch of the Fowey RNLI lifeboat to provide care for the injured

At 5.34pm on June 22, Fowey RNLI Lifeboat Station received a call from HM Coastguard requesting urgent assistance for a 70-year-old man suffering from what was suspected to be a heart attack on Vault Beach . It was a very warm evening with calm seas when Fowey’s all-weather lifeboat was launched. When they arrived at the beach, the volunteer crew ...

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Lawrence, Ohiowa, among the fire departments, received lifesaving equipment

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – Farmers and grain handlers know all too well how quickly entering a grain silo can become deadly. So to help, dozens of fire departments across the country are getting lifesaving equipment. Nationally, 58 fire departments will receive grain rescue tubes and hands-on training. Two of the selected departments are from our area: Lawrence Volunteer Fire and ...

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The rescuers and crews of the RNLI rescue canoes in the south of Wales save two swimmers in difficulty

Lifeguards from Whitmore Bay RNLI joined forces with volunteer Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat crews and the Coast Guard to save the lives of two swimmers who ran into difficulty at sea early Friday evening. Le sauveteur de la RNLI, Jai Gerrish, a repéré les deux jeunes hommes alors que l’un agitait le bras pour appeler à l’aide. I swam to ...

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3rd generation manages the family grocery store in Cassville | Tri-State News

CASSVILLE, Wis. “Working at Okey’s Market in Cassville has been a part of Elijah Okey’s life for as long as he can remember. “One of my first jobs (as a kid) was filling soft drink machines at age 5,” he said. “It was always cool to come and work with my parents. I had to take a DARE essay when ...

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Whistler has a new fire chief

Thomas Doherty is expected to take the reins when current fire chief John McKearney retires next month. A new face will soon be in charge at the Whistler Fire Rescue Service (WFRS). Thomas Doherty has been named the Whistler Fire Chief, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) announced in a statement Friday. Doherty will take office on July 18, succeeding ...

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Llandudno Lifeboat volunteer awarded special RNLI medal

Lifeboat press release Llandudno Lifeboat Shop volunteers Gill Baggs, Hazel Jowett and Carol Lowndes, along with Deputy Station Launch Authority Alun Pari Huws, called Edith Bellamy on Sunday afternoon June 12 for a special presentation. RNLI/LlandudnoEdith Bellamy receives a special 50th anniversary medal from Llandudno’s Deputy Launching Authority Alun Pari Huws Edith, who was a ...

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Cow rescued by Oxford firefighters after getting stuck in river

Firefighters rescued a cow stuck in the river after shouting “help”. At 3.15pm on Tuesday June 14, firefighters from Rewley Road and Slade Fire Station rushed to help a cow stuck in the river near the Tandem pub in Kennington, Oxford. Using ropes, fire crews managed to secure the calf and rescue it from the water. READ ALSO: Cyclist Involved ...

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Yellowstone National Park closes entrances due to landslides and flooding caused by ‘unprecedented’ rains

All entrances to Yellowstone National Park were closed following “unprecedented” rainfall causing “extensive flooding, landslides and mudslides on roads,” the National Park Service said Monday. Some roads have been washed out and others are covered in mud or rocks, according to the park service. Power was also cut in several parts of the park, officials said. The flooding Yellowstone River ...

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Busy Derby road reopens 10 hours after building fire

A large fire broke out this morning and affected two buildings in the industrial estate on a busy road in Derby. Six fire crews were at the scene on London Road, with two aerial ladder platforms also present when the fire first broke out at around 4.30am on Sunday morning (June 12). The road was closed for around 10 hours ...

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Live updates as 8 fire engines are called to the village pub of Stuart Broad in Nottinghamshire

Eight fire engines have been called to a blaze at a pub opened by England cricketer Stuart Broad on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border. The fire service has confirmed crews were called to a fire at the Tap & Run, Upper Broughton, co-owned by Broad and former Nottinghamshire star and seamer Harry Gurney. A spokeswoman for the Nottinghamshire Fire and ...

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Station Road Reading: Firefighters rush to scene of ‘burning incense’

Four fire engines, two ambulances and several police cars rushed to the scene on Station Road in the early afternoon. At 12:52 p.m. emergency services arrived at Tamar House, 7-11 Station Road after reporting fires in the building. Members of the public and local shop owners stood aside as firefighters entered the building through the main entrance. Chief firefighter at ...

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Council honors a firefighter for his rescue | New

HOMER CITY – That’s what firefighters do. He hastily dresses up for a midnight alarm, rushes to the fire station, drives a fully equipped truck, and battles against a fire, flood, or whatever disaster has happened. This is also what firefighters do. Give up answering the pager, rush across the street to the burning house, and help a stranded couple ...

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Photos: Firefighters rescue a startled horse from Hereford Creek

PHOTOS show how firefighters rescued a horse stuck in a stream in Hereford. The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to help the 16-handed thoroughbred horse who had been startled and fallen into the Lower Bullingham stream. A telehandler lifted Rio from the creek. Photo: Bromyard Fire Station Crews from Hereford and Bromyard Fire Stations attended the ...

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Emergency services honored in Fermanagh

Crowds of people watched in awe as the district emergency services demonstrate the tremendous work they do during Emergency Services Day, which was recently hosted in Broadmeadow, Enniskillen by Fermanagh and Omagh Community Safety Partnership , in partnership with leading emergency service providers. The main objective of this special event was to engage with the local community by highlighting and ...

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CapMetro received $780,000 from the US bailout

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s transportation agency has received nearly $800,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan. CapMetro announced Friday that it will receive $780,100 to help with staff recruitment, retention and training, as well as career development services. The agency said the U.S. Rescue Plan Route Planning Restoration grant would allow CapMetro to implement training for frontline personnel. This ...

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A busy May on and off the water for Harwich RNLI volunteers

With 12 calls and numerous events out of the water, including a visit from RNLI Chief Executive Mark Dowie, Harwich RNLI volunteers enjoyed one of their busiest Mays in many years. The calls saw volunteers respond to drifting ships in the heart of Ipswich. The incidents included reports of missing people, windsurfers and swimmers in distress, drifting and stranded ships, ...

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Troon RNLI coastal lifeboat launches to assist ambulance and coast guard

Lifeboat press release At 8.36pm on Wednesday 31st May 2022 Belfast Coastguard called for the crew to launch the Inshore Lifeboat to assist the Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team and Ambulance Service Scots in an incident at South Beach Troon. With the pagers activated, the volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station and soon ...

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James River crests over 9 feet create dangerous conditions

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Goochland Fire Rescue rescued five people and a dog in two separate incidents over the weekend. The Richmond Fire Department’s water rescue team also attended several water rescues over Memorial Day weekend, most of them in Belle Isle. The National Weather Service reported that the James River crested slightly above 9 feet on Memorial Day, creating ...

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Lighting a Jubilee beacon? Why you need to notify the fire department

People are warned to take extra precautions if they intend to light Jubilee beacons. Local beacon lighting event organizers have been instructed to light their beacons at 9.45pm on June 2 as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration. It is estimated that over 2,000 beacons will be lit across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and ...

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Drug Task Force Makes Large Fentanyl Seizure; The NAFRS Board retreat was effective; The Memorial Day Ceremony takes place on Monday mornings at Memorial Park

Fentanyl seized The Cannon River Drugs and Violent Offenders Task Force announced Wednesday that it had made a large seizure of fentanyl. On May 13, Faribault police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Cadillac STS belonging to Christopher James Page, a person known to the task force as a possible Fentanyl dealer, for a stop sign violation and a ...

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RNLI Wells assists 45ft motor cruiser with struggling seasick crew

The RNLI Wells all weather lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard at 3.36pm on 25th May to assist a motor cruiser as it sailed from Lowestoft to Hull. They were off Titchwell when weather conditions put the crew in difficulty in rough seas. The motor cruiser was not moving forward and two of the four crew members on board were ...

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A trapped caver rescued by a rescue team in Spain

A seriously injured caver was saved alive after workers fought a 17-hour battle to drill and blast a path through rock to reach him. A team of more than 50 rescuers were involved in the operation to save the 60-year-old woman from Cueva de la Gitana in the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park in Spain when she suffered a ...

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GF Tomlinson completes £3.4million Worksop Fire Station

GF Tomlinson has completed work on a £3.4million fire station for the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service The new fire station is located in the Vesuvius development off Sandy Lane in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and replaces an earlier fire station which was built in 1963 and is located in Eastgate. Plans for the project were submitted by the Nottinghamshire Fire and ...

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Merseyside Police PCSO and ACE amazing donation!

Belle Vale Police Station PCSOs and Active Community Enterprise staff raise over £1,000 for New Brighton Lifeboat Station New Brighton Lifeboat volunteers were on hand to meet the fantastic team made up of PCSOs from Merseyside Police, Belle Vale Police Station and staff from (ACE) Active Community Enterprise. Their combined efforts of a 15 mile walk, table sales and raffles ...

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Commission of £500,000 electric firefighters

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has commissioned its first electric motor. Teams will start using the device in early 2023, but a suitable location has yet to be identified. The vehicle was produced with the help of £500,000 funding from Transport Scotland and will be delivered to service later this year. The contract to build the low-carbon vehicle, capable ...

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Ducklings rescued in quack rescue from Brecon

Six ducklings have been rescued from a weir in Brecon – following a grueling rescue operation that lasted almost four hours. The ducklings had become trapped after their mother chose a rather uncomfortable place to have her babies – which was a small enclosed pond fed by the canal in the town center near Kensington Road. The difficult location meant ...

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Rangers rescue injured manatee in Everglades National Park

Wildlife officials have rescued an injured manatee in Florida’s Everglades National Park after visitors noticed a “large object” floating in the water, according to the park service. Everglades National Park Service Everglades National Park Service Wildlife officials rescued an injured manatee in Florida’s Everglades National Park after park visitors reported seeing a “large object” floating in the water, according to ...

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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service unveils ‘wrapped’ fire engine for Pride

His first appearance will be at Cheltenham’s Picnic in the Park event on Sunday May 15, which will be attended by GFRS members alongside colleagues from Gloucestershire County Council. The Pride wrap will be a permanent feature of the fire engine and it will support other Pride in Gloucestershire events taking place throughout the summer: Sunday June 12 – Pride ...

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Another day – another complex rescue for Appledore RNLI.

Shortly after 11am on Friday morning April 22, the Falmouth Coastguard notified Appledore RNLI of a boat in difficulty on the south tail, Bideford Bar . Two people were on a private fishing boat and had been fishing in the channel near Middle Ridge Buoy. When they lifted their anchor it became tangled around their propeller, the boat lost power, ...

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Vicksburg officials consider raising ambulance fares – The Vicksburg Post

Citing the rising cost of running the city’s ambulance service, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. appointed a committee to work out an interlocal agreement with the Warren County Board of Supervisors regarding the cost of the provision of an ambulance service in the city and could. Flaggs appointed the committee of Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, Deputy Chiefs Derrick Stamps and ...

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Ukraine celebrates Victory Day moderately and optimistically

People near the World War II memorial in downtown Irpin, Ukraine, on Monday. (Kasia Strek/Panos Pictures/FTWP) KYIV, Ukraine – The day many here feared Russia would step up its assault on Ukraine turned out to be very different. Instead of formally declaring war, annexing occupied areas or increasing bombardment, as many expected, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not even mention ...

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Llandudno lifeboat answers Mayday’s call on a busy afternoon

During a busy afternoon, Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat carried out two rescues of vessels in distress. The Llandudno All Weather Lifeboat William F. Yates was originally tasked to take off at 4:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon to rescue a struggling 32ft cruiser. The vessel, with 4 people on board, struck a submerged object causing mechanical difficulties and water ingress. The cruiser was ...

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Do you include hearing impaired people in your fire risk assessment?

Do you include hearing impaired people in your fire risk assessment? This Deaf Awareness Week, the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is raising awareness of safety measures to ensure those who are hard of hearing can be alerted in the event of a fire. The Service’s protection team works with businesses to ensure steps are taken to reduce the ...

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New Quay RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched twice in two days

Last week (Thursday 28th and Friday 29th April) saw the launch of the New Quay RNLI all-weather lifeboat in service twice in two days and the first service for the 12-13 Keep Fit Association rescue lifeboat since that she retired from Filey RNLI. On Thursday April 28, New Quay RNLI started early as the pagers rang at 5.42am. The all ...

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The garage fire was extinguished before it spread to the house

Photos: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service FIREFIGHTERS put out a fire in a garage before it had a chance to spread to the rest of the house. Banbury Fire Station was alerted to a fire in a garage on Dukes Meadow Drive on Sunday. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reel jets, before the fire had ...

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Andrew Burfield charged with murder

A man has been charged with the murder of Katie Kenyon. (PENNSYLVANIA) A 50-year-old man has been charged with the murder of missing mother-of-two Katie Kenyon. Ms Kenyon, 33, has not been seen since Friday morning when Lancashire Police believe she traveled in a van from Burnley. Andrew Burfield, 50, of Todmorden Road in the city, was charged with her ...

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Tobermory RNLI launches beached fishing boat

The Tobermory lifeboat has been asked to be launched by the UK Coastguard after a member of the public reported a fishing boat stranded in the Strait of Mull on Tuesday April 26, 2022 The volunteer crew’s pagers rang just before 9am and the all-weather lifeboat headed for the Sound of Mull, arriving on the scene near Pennygown 30 minutes ...

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Ukraine-Russia War News: Live Updates

KYIV, Ukraine – Russian tanks were crossing the border and Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, was gripped by fear and panic. Street fighting broke out and a Russian armored column, entering the city, advanced within three kilometers of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office. During those tense early days of the war, almost everyone — Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, military analysts and ...

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Several calls in 12 hours for Poole RNLI

A busy afternoon for Poole Lifeboat volunteers who were tasked three times on St Georges Day, Saturday 23rd April. The lifeboat was asked to launch at 3.45pm by the UK Coastguard following a report of a 38ft yacht with 3 people on board in difficulty having lost its direction. The occupants had issued a Pan-Pan distress call. Pan-pan radio calls ...

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Body found in wreckage of fire-ravaged Winters Hotel in Gastown

Breadcrumb Links News Local News “Throughout the process, investigators and the demolition crew were alert to anyone who may be in the building and proceeded with the proper precautions and care,” the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Department said. . A firefighter walks past the Winters Hotel at 203 Abbott and Water streets on Friday. The 1907 hotel suffered a devastating ...

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Torrington businesses and nonprofits can apply for federal rescue fund grants

TORRINGTON — A committee responsible for distributing Torrington’s $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding was named this week, moving the process of spending federal money forward. City Council members approved the creation of an ad hoc committee and named as members Councilor Anne Ruwet, Finance Council Member Laurene Pesce, Public Safety Council Member Molly Spino, Council Member of ...

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Responding to fires in homeless encampments

Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins says the fire department responds to three to five campfires each day. He also said it taxed an understaffed fire department. The department is reported to be operating with 9% fewer firefighters than expected. They are in the process of recruiting 90 firefighters. A hot spot is at 53rd Street and 14th Avenue in Ballard ...

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Coniston Mountain Rescue Service celebrates its 75th anniversary

The CONISTON Mountain Rescue Service celebrated 75 years of service to the county and its communities. The rescue organization had its first recorded rescue on April 13, 1947, following the formation of a search party for a missing person in the Coniston area. The authorities were assisted by local quarrymen, residents and neighboring farmers who knew the area. Following this ...

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A Woodstock firefighter shares his experiences after 18 years of service

A fire station shift supervisor from WOODSTOCK shared his experiences after 18 years of service. Nick Mason, an on-call firefighter for the Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, compares working for the service with his favorite sport, rugby. The former Witney Rugby Club scrum-half, who he did for 14 years, said: “Like in a rugby team, there’s a place ...

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Firefighters tackle restaurant blaze in Harlow – latest updates

Essex firefighters tackle a fire at a two storey restaurant in Fore Street, Harlow this morning. The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the incident on Twitter at 5.45am. The fire department said the premises, which measure about 10 meters by 20 meters, were 25% lit and completely smoky when crews arrived. The fire itself broke out in the ...

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The emergency funds I have are worth tens and thousands of dollars. I employed a simple five-part strategy to establish it

An emergency fund can be an essential lifeline that could assist you and your family members in the case of a loss in income or an unexpectedly high cost.With millions of jobs being lost due to the COVID-19 crisis, the need for an emergency reserve fund becomes evident.A steady and gradual savings plan can help you save months of money ...

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Additional staff and resources for the ambulance service in West Lothian

The demand and capacity program aims to ensure that SAS operates as efficiently as possible and has the resources to meet both current demand and projected future demand. As part of the review, across Scotland, 540 additional frontline A&E staff have been recruited this financial year – the highest number of staff to ever join the Service in a single ...

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Emergency services called the downtown building after reports of ‘people on the roof’

Emergency services were called to an apartment building in Manchester city center after reports of people seen standing on the roof. Firefighters were called to Great Ancoats Street at around 7.30pm this evening (Saturday April 9). The Greater Manchester Fire Service confirmed they sent a number of crews to the scene and used a short extension ladder to help the ...

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Governor Hochul Announces $34 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Energy Efficiency in More Than 1,000 Homes

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $34 million in federal grants for more than 1,000 homes to become more energy-efficient and climate-friendly. Awarded through the state’s Weatherization Stimulus Program, the funding will support electrification and electrification-ready upgrades that will reduce energy costs and improve health outcomes for tenants and homeowners eligible for income. “New York State’s major national clean energy goals ...

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WSAZ investigation | W.Va. Owners Rescue Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on area families. Job instability has made it difficult for many to pay their bills, resulting in long-term late payments. Now, a new program in West Virginia will help homeowners eliminate what they owe and get rid of that financial burden. NewsChannel 3’s Joseph Payton shows what you need ...

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The Kerala Fire and Rescue Service trains members of the PFI and SDPI; BJP and Cong slam government over incident

A major controversy erupts in Kerala after state fire force officials allegedly gave training to Popular Front of India (PFI) workers. Photos of an event organized by the group in Ernakulam district are now making the rounds on social media, with opposition leaders raising questions about it. The PFI is a fundamentalist group believed to have played a role in ...

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Road safety is top of mind for students at Meldrum Academy

Aberdeenshire Traffic Police officers provided training and safety awareness to a group of sixth year students at Meldrum Academy. The New Driver Early Intervention Program aims to encourage safe driving practices among new and learner drivers. The program targets drivers between the ages of 17 and 25, who are statistically more likely to be involved in a collision. Police Scotland ...

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Big spike in crashes on Derbyshire roads triggers joint emergency service warning

Derbyshire Emergency Services have issued a joint appeal reminding drivers of the dangers of speeding and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after a week of serious and fatal road traffic collisions. The number of accidents last week (March 21 to March 28) was more than double the figure for the same period last year. This weekend alone, ...

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A pet service that eliminates the risk of adoption

March 27, 2022 By Jeff Wilson– A cat can have nine lives, but Cotton would probably trade eight for the one he’s currently living. Dobbs Ferry resident Kristine Neufeld affectionately cuddled her ten-month-old adopted black kitten – Cotton was one of 70 rescued from a hoarder – as she spoke in an interview about the feline and where she was ...

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Prescribed Burning – Advice for Farmers and Landowners Following Wildfires

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are asking all their help during the dry weather of the current spring. DAERA Minister Edwin Poots said: “We have all seen the damage that was done in the Mournes last year and we must ...

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who came to the rescue of a cat stuck in a tree for two days

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – In today’s Lost and Found by Leigh, a desperate plea for help in rescuing a cat from a tree is answered. Hoodie the cat spent nearly 40 hours stuck about 30 feet in the air and it was a local tree service that came to the rescue. Chelsea Maynard spent hours screaming for her cat Hoodie ...

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Southfield firefighters rescue 87-year-old woman from burning house

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Firefighters knew something was wrong when they could see the smoke Southfield Highway. Returning home after teaching DPSCD Last Monday (March 14), Barbara Shaw said she also saw black smoke billowing from the freeway. “When I hit the drive-thru, I saw smoke billowing in the air,” Shaw said. When she turned into Westover Street and saw it ...

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Woman missing for 3 months found dead by C&O Canal

Cause and manner of death are undetermined at this time; Preliminary evidence shows there is no indication of foul play, officials said. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A woman missing since January was found dead March 8 by U.S. Park Police near the C&O Canal in Montgomery County, Maryland. On Thursday, January 6, United States Park Police went to an area ...

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Video shows cop chasing driver before fatal crash in Wheaton

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office released dash cam footage showing a three-mile police chase against a driver last month, which ended when the driver crashed in Wheaton and died. Noraly Paz Chavez, 26, of Riverdale, died in the Feb. 26 crash. The AG’s office identified the Montgomery County police officer who attempted to arrest and then pursued her, as Antonio ...

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BFRS battles home fire in Center Point neighborhood

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County Durham and Darlington is ‘British Fire and Rescue Service of the Year’

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) has been awarded the title of ‘British Fire and Rescue Service of the Year’ at the Public Sector Transformation Awards ceremony of IESE held in London earlier this week. The Service has been praised for its ability to put communities at the heart of everything it does and to strive to ...

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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service and county villagers support efforts in Ukraine

UK charity Fire Aid and International Development (Fire Aid) and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) are coordinating donations of more than 5,000 pieces of fire and rescue equipment and PPE to be sent in convoy to Ukraine. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has provided a kit including fire boots and masks as well as gas monitoring equipment which will now ...

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DPD van and car crash closing Liverpool’s main road

A main road in Liverpool has been closed after a DPD van and people carrier crashed. Merseyside Police rushed to Longmoor Lane in Fazakerley at around 9.30pm on Wednesday March 9 following reports of an accident. Once at the scene, officers discovered that a DPD van and a Ford S-max had crashed at the Lower Lane junction. READ MORE: Former ...

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Silver Spring apartment explosion deemed ‘accidental’ | WDVM25 and DCW50

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) – Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein announced Monday that the Friendly Garden Apartments explosion was deemed “accidental.” During a Monday briefing, Chief Goldstein said a maintenance worker called in for a plumbing problem accidentally cut the gas pipe thinking it was the drain pipe. According to the MCFRS, the maintenance worker was in ...

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‘I just wish the violence would stop’; Birmingham mother mourns her son’s murder as a vigil is to be held in his honor

Friends and family will gather today to remember a 26-year-old father who was fatally shot as he walked to his car in southwest Birmingham. KeAyron Hill died Tuesday on Powderly Avenue. He was found on the street with multiple gunshot wounds, said Sgt. Rod Mauldin, and pronounced dead at the scene by the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. His grieving ...

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Hundreds of animals dead as rescue services grapple with volume of calls and impact of flooding

Thousands of animals have died in recent flooding in Queensland and New South Wales, with rescue services unable to respond to all calls for help due to flooded roads blocked by debris. Key points: RSPCA, rescue services responding to hundreds of animal calls for help Many services unable to help livestock, routing calls to SES and Council Wildlife and livestock ...

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Five firefighters fired for allegedly racist remarks

Five Greater Manchester firefighters have been sacked for making allegedly racist comments – and a sixth is under investigation. As reported by Manchester Evening News in November, two firefighters were fired after an investigation into allegedly racist comments left on a WhatsApp crew group. At the time, two other firefighters were facing potential disciplinary action as part of the same ...

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Fire crews from multiple counties rescue 16-year-old Virginia boy stuck in well

ESSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Rural Essex County Fire and Rescue crews successfully rescued a Virginia teenager who was trapped in a well over the weekend. Essex County Fire Chief Paul Richardson said the 16-year-old boy was playing in the backyard with a friend when he stepped on a wooden well cover. “The lid gave way and it plunged about ...

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Plane ‘crashes’ into thick gorse 100 yards from Bodmin airfield

Emergency crews were called to Bodmin Airfield on Saturday after reports a pilot had landed short of the airstrip. The Piper PA-28 managed to land in windy conditions at 12:45 p.m. – but was 100 yards from the runway and ended up in thick gorse. Cornwall Fire and Rescue was called but the pilot and his passenger made it out ...

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Ipswich: Ashcroft Road bungalow fire

Published: 07:10 25 February 2022 Power to some homes in Ipswich is set to be cut after more than half a dozen fire crews tackled a house and garage fire this morning. Emergency services were called to the Ashcroft Road fire at 2.28am. Crews across the county were called just before 2.30am to the Ashcroft Road fire – Credit: Suffolk ...

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CP board members stand for election

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Editor-in-Chief Nine candidates will stand for election to the Canadian Pacific (CP) board of directors at the Class I railroad’s annual and special meeting scheduled for April 27. The candidates for the CP Board of Directors are:• Isabelle Courville: Courville joined CP’s board of directors on May 1, 2013 and became its chair on May ...

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Frantic rescue operation launched to save ponies from rising flood waters in North Yorkshire field

Distressing photos showing ponies stranded in floodwaters after Storm Franklin have been shared online. The photographs, which appear to show two ponies trapped by rising water in a field, were taken by the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The stranded ponies were stuck in their field near Bryam, Selby, North Yorkshire and specialist animal rescue teams were called in ...

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Bruceton-Brandonville VFD holds an alternative fuel vehicle extrication class

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va — North central West Virginia firefighters and paramedics gathered at the Bruceton-Brandonville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday to learn more about alternative fuel cars. The group learned how to safely handle hybrid, electric, natural gas and propane vehicles in the event of an accident. A trainer for the alternative fuel vehicle extrication class uses Jaws of Life ...

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Allerton Road closed as emergency services attend to man on roof

Allerton Road was closed this evening after reports of a man on the roof of a property’s bay window. Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the scene on the main road in Allerton while the incident was being dealt with. This led to the road being closed, with a number of witnesses reporting a large scene of emergency services ...

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3 more bodies found in shipwreck off Newfoundland

MADRID (AP) — Canadian rescuers have located three more bodies from a Spanish fishing boat that sank in rough seas off Newfoundland, bringing the death toll to 10. Efforts continue to find the remaining 11 crew members who were lost in the eastern Atlantic when the ship sank on Tuesday. Three members were saved alive. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center ...

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Your Harlow

RESPONSE times for fire and rescue services to major fires in England have slowed in the biggest way since 2015. The new figure is more than 2.5 minutes faster than in 19951. New figures show the average response time for primary fires in England was 8 minutes and 43 seconds for the year ending September 2021, a slowdown of six ...

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Lough Derg RNLI launched to investigate a report of a kayaker in difficulty.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 On Sunday afternoon February 12, the Valentia Coast Guard called the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat out to investigate a report from a member of the public that a kayaker was in difficulty by Navigation Mark J, at the northern end of Lough Derg. At 3:40 p.m. the lifeboat launched with helm ...

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Lucky third time! Northamptonshire fire chief announces retirement plan again

Northamptonshire Fire Chief Darren Dovey has said he plans to finally retire later this year – on the THIRD attempt – after 35 years in the fire service. He confirmed his intention to step down in October as soon as possible to give Mr Mold time to recruit a replacement. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise ...

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For Valentine’s Day, consider a special hot, furry, or creepy gift. Or has flippers.

Since 2011, the Bronx Zoo has offered the option of symbolically naming their Madagascar whistle … [+] cockroaches as a Valentine’s Day gift. Julie Larsen Maher Love can take on many different meanings, and one way to express your feelings for someone on Valentine’s Day is to name an animal after them. Or give from your heart by adopting a ...

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SA firefighters memorial: Emotional farewell for firefighter killed battling out of control bushfire

Family, friends, co-workers and fellow Country Fire Service volunteers have bid a touching farewell to South Australian woman Louise Hincks who was killed while battling a bushfire in south-east South Australia. At a service attended by dozens of CFS volunteers and staff, and watched by around 500 people online on Tuesday, CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones said Ms Hincks was ...

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Longtime search and rescue K9 retires – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A Hawaii Police Department investigator retired on Friday to spend more time rubbing his belly and digging. K9 Falcon, a 9-year-old Labrador mix, has served for over seven years as a search and rescue dog, tracking and finding missing people in eastern Hawaii. sergeant. James Steffen, who was Falcon’s handler for more than six years before being promoted to sergeant, ...

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Staff and pupils treated after an outbreak of illness at Cambs Nursery and Nursery School

Staff and pupils at a nursery and nursery school in Cambridgeshire have been treated by medical staff after a mysterious illness broke out. Yesterday (Thursday February 3), a clinician and a matron assessed those with the symptoms, including a rash and a cough, at Kindred Huntingdon daycare and preschool in Brampton. Investigations into the cause of the illness, which affected ...

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These are the incidents Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service teams have faced this week – Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February 2022

We’ll update this story daily with the latest firefighter news: – Domestic building fire on the South Shore Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Three Blackpool and South Shore fire engines, plus an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool, attended a domestic building fire in Trent Road at around 7.45am. The incident ...

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Fire breaks out at a dumpster hire depot near Penryn

An industrial building of a dumpster rental company was damaged by fire. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the fire occurred at Nick Ferris Skip Hire in Longdowns on the A394 road from Penryn to Helston. shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, January 31. Four pumps from Falmouth, Helston and Tolvaddon were called to the incident. A fire department spokesman ...

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Three years later, still no response to the MSP report on the fire of an art school

Gathering the Dust: Three Years Later, Still No Action on MSP Report on Art School Fire Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. google An icon of ...

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$10,000 reward offered for information on person of interest linked to Baltimore fire that killed three firefighters

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) field office is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that could identify a person of interest in the case of a deadly fire that killed three Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters. “The individual we are seeking to identify may have important information that could assist in ...

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Edward Boyd (1929 – 2022) Obituaries – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Edward Alexander (Buck) Boyd, Jr. passed away peacefully on January 23, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He lived a full life and was able to spend his last hours with his family. Buck was born July 17, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents Dorothy Dean and Edward A Boyd, Sr. He grew up with his older sister, Elizabeth (Betty) ...

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Government caving in to pressure to keep Waterford search and rescue base

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan bowed to pressure over the future of the Waterford Helicopter Search and Rescue Base by amending the tender for the new Coast Guard Aviation Service. The amendment will specify four helicopter bases, including Waterford, when it previously specified a ‘minimum of three bases’ – drawing criticism from politicians in the south east. The Department of Transport ...

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Mili (3) was rescued by a sausage drone

On Thursday, January 13, I set the stage for what could eventually turn into a dramatic and prolonged rescue. Millie, three, of mixed race, let go of her leash and let her escape into the big free world. lost horizon Emma Oaks, Millie’s landlady, contacted the Dinmaid Rescue and Search and Rescue Service, who sent a missing person report in ...

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Cornwall fire: Crews still tackling blaze at village property 12 hours after blaze started

Firefighters are still tackling a property fire in Cornwall this morning after the large blaze broke out last night. Crews across the county were called to an address on Dunder’s Hill in Trebetherick at 7.07pm on Friday January 21 following reports of a property fire. An update from the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service at 3.15am this morning confirmed they ...

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Spot Pet Insurance shares inspiring success stories from top service dog organizations

Read the entire article, Superdogs, to the rescue! on the official website of Spot Pet Insurance. Dogs’ ability to provide unconditional companionship is well known, but their profound impact on human well-being is sometimes overlooked. More than just companions, dogs are able to maintain life-changing and life-saving roles when trained as service animals. To show their appreciation for these remarkable ...

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G3 Systems supports helicopter search and rescue services in the Falkland Islands

G3 Systems recently completed its first field service visit to British International Helicopters (BIH) at Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands. The purpose of the visit was to provide condition assessment surveys and maintenance of essential ground support equipment (GSE) for two search and rescue (SAR) helicopters based on the islands. BIH, the largest UK-owned helicopter operator, works on ...

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Wind and waves cause major damage to Tahoe Douglas fire and rescue boat | Carson City Nevada News

See full picture Tahoe Douglas Fire’s Marine 24 as it was unveiled to the public off Edgewood Tahoe in 2017. Photo by STN. Paula Peterson, SouthTahoeNow.com A recent Lake Tahoe storm with wind gusts of 65 mph and above and waves 6-8 feet high caused damage to Marine 24, the fire protection district fire and rescue boat of Tahoe Douglas. ...

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Happy 200th Anniversary, HM Coastguard! Rescue service celebrates milestone

Credit: UK government press release Two hundred years of saving lives along Britain’s coasts and at sea, as well as coordinating the rescues of people in distress in international waters, are celebrated this year as HM Coastguard celebrates its milestone anniversary. It was on January 15, 1822 that HM Coastguard was officially established and has been working ever since to ...

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The ex-competitor of The Chase de Chatteris becomes a firefighter

Posted: 11:25 am January 13, 2022 Update: 12:01 January 13, 2022 A former contestant of The Chase, described as “the most amazing” in the history of the series, has chosen to add another dimension to his career. Josh Templeman will join the Chatteris Fire Station as a firefighter on duty with the Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service (CFRS) after completing ...

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Arson victim congratulates firefighters on quick response after car fire

The arson victim praised the firefighters who helped save his property from the blaze. In the early hours of Saturday, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) received a call indicating that a car was on fire in Ryhope. A team from the Farringdon Community Fire Station were on the scene in just seven minutes and were able to ...

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