Rescue Service

In pictures: Torrential rains cause flooding in Peterborough

At around 5:30 p.m., the skies opened and the city was flooded with precipitation, causing traffic chaos and extensive damage. Boulevard Bourges was flooded again but this time was perhaps one of the worst ever, with vehicles including an ambulance unable to move. Elsewhere, large puddles of water caused major traffic jams on the Fletton Parkway towards Eye, with some ...

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Boulder’s first female Battalion Commander bids farewell after 30 years of service

Carol Brown, who made history as Boulder Fire-Rescue’s first female battalion commander, officially stepped down from her longtime post on Wednesday. Brown’s retirement came exactly 30 years after he entered his career with the City of Boulder. After moving to Boulder from Lakewood, Brown began his training as a firefighter in 1991. Boulder Fire Battalion Chief Carol Brown, right, kisses ...

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Oxfordshire Fire Department film recalls residents’ safety challenges during pandemic

The Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service has released a new short film designed to highlight recent collaborations with other emergency services and showcase new ways of working over the past year . Residents can now count on a more experienced and better prepared fire department, thanks to the knowledge acquired by the teams while adapting to the challenges ...

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Mountain Rescue Volunteer and GP Receive Distinguished Service Award for Work During Pandemic

A mountain rescue volunteer and general practitioner received a Distinguished Service Award from the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association for her work during the pandemic. As a doctor, Paula Cook has been on the front lines to protect patients from the pandemic – but as a mountain rescue volunteer, the safety of her friends has also fallen on ...

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Up to 30 firefighters tackle biomass barn blaze near Market Drayton

The fire inside the barn. Photo: SFRS_MDrayton Teams have been called in to put out the flames at IEC Solution in Tyrley Road, Woodseaves near Market Drayton at 8 p.m. Monday. Firefighters tackle the Woodseaves blaze. Photo: SFRS_MDrayton They arrived to find a barn containing burning biomass boilers. The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the biomass inside the building ...

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