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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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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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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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Hiker falls near Virgin River Gorge

ST GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – A hiker was airlifted to St. George’s Hospital after falling 60 feet near the Virgin River Gorge on Saturday. Officials say they received a notification from a personal locator beacon (PLB) with a message that a 47-year-old climber had fallen about 60 feet with injuries and needed help. The hiker was south of Virgin River ...

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State studying how to support search and rescue groups

Colorado Search and Rescue listed a number of ways search and rescue groups could use more support. DENVER (KDVR) – Search and rescue teams are requesting resources and support to keep the backcountry safe. Colorado Search and Rescue listed a number of ways search and rescue groups could use more support. These include funding for their relief teams, covering the ...

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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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Gahler calls it a career as a firefighter after 35 years

“It was a cornerstone of my career. It has been the most challenging, rewarding and growth-enhancing professional opportunity I have ever had. I am comfortable retiring, having had the opportunity to help lead a growing and transitioning team. You don’t get many opportunities like that in life and I’m very lucky to have had it. CANMORE – After 35 years ...

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Czech rescuers protest against vaccine mandate

[ad_1] A policeman receives a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a trial at the National Vaccination Center located inside the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, April 9, 2021. REUTERS / David W Cerny Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, Jan.4 (Reuters) – Several thousand Czech firefighters, police and rescue workers have ...

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From rescue dog to Essex Fire Department lifeguard

[ad_1] A RESCUE dog is about to return the favor as proud trainers say he is one of their best students in training to be a search and rescue dog. It’s been a tough road for Bailey – a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever. The big-hearted dog was taken in by the Dog’s Trust after it was found stray, with some ...

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Pledge to bail out residents affected by Christmas Day flooding

[ad_1] The government has pledged to bail out residents, homeowners and businesses in the southeastern part of the country affected by flash floods on Christmas Day. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s pledge comes as a town in Co Wexford suffered the worst flooding in 62 years as torrential rains hit the area. A multi-agency response kicked into action in Bridgetown, County ...

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Exeter man arrested after scaffolding rescue in city center

[ad_1] A man has been arrested on suspicion of numerous offenses after he got stranded on scaffolding in Exeter. Emergency services were called to Fore Street at around 8 p.m. with concerns for a man’s well-being. As reported by DevonLive, the area was cordoned off and firefighters used an aerial ladder to help lower the man. Devon and Somerset Fire ...

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Black Isle’s water pressure issues could have hampered the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s response to a house fire

[ad_1] The service identified low pressure in some standpipes. Water pressure issues could have prevented the fight against a devastating fire in Black Isle, he revealed. The December 2 fire in Rosemarkie saw a woman treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The blaze was brought under control by six crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and ...

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US Army Adopts Hamlet of Coonoor Where Bipin Rawat’s Helicopter Crashed, Congratulates Rescuers | Kerala News

[ad_1] Chennai: The Indian military announced the adoption of the Nanjappa Sathiram hamlet in Coonoor in return for its residents’ efforts to rescue residents from the wreckage of last week’s helicopter crash that resulted in the death of the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat and 12 others. . Lieutenant-General A Arun, the general officer commanding the Dakshin ...

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County Council Considering $ 1.5 Million Payment To Settle COVID-19 Employee Labor Dispute

[ad_1] County executive administration Marc Elrich has offered to give around $ 1.5 million to 83 public security workers to settle a dispute over payments for COVID-19 risks. Of the roughly $ 1.5 million, about $ 626,000 would go to county police employees, $ 602,000 would go to county fire and rescue employees, and $ 224,000 would go to sheriff’s ...

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Scottish mother was terrified and disabled daughter was going to ‘burn down’ in apartment targeted by fire

[ad_1] A petrified Edinburgh mom saw her five-year-old daughter’s bedroom fill with thick smoke when a fire started on the landing of their building. Natalia Ruszkowska lives in an apartment on the 9th floor of Castleview House in Moredun, one of four high-rise buildings that are continually the target of fires, according to Edinburgh Live. The 30-year-old fears she and ...

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White van driver stuck in water calls on firefighters to help

[ad_1] Firefighters rescued a motorist who had driven a pickup truck through a submerged section of a tidal road. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services sent crews from Kingsbridge as well as Salcombe Fire Station to assist the driver stranded at Aveton Gifford on Thursday morning. Fire departments found the motorist “stranded in the water at the Bigbury end ...

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Emergency incident at Loch Lomond as three men struggle in the water

[ad_1] A MAJOR emergency has been triggered at Loch Lomond after three swimmers found themselves struggling in the water. Emergency crews rushed to the picturesque Luss around 11:30 a.m. after panicked onlookers sounded the alarm bells. 1 Three men struggled in the water at Loch Lomond Police confirmed that three men had been rescued from the water and taken to ...

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Reading Fire Station unveils new aerial ladder platform

[ad_1] A vehicle capable of rescuing people nearly 150 feet in the air was unveiled at the Whitley Wood fire station in Reading today (Friday). Its large capacity hose allows firefighters to distribute 3,800 liters of water per minute in the vehicle. The truck, named the aerial ladder platform, was presented to Royal Berkshire Fire Authority Chairman Colin Dudley and ...

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Two victims as Glasgow fire crews called for a fire on Wyndford Road from Maryhill

[ad_1] Firefighters were called last night to tackle a blaze in Maryhill that claimed two lives. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday after reports of smoke coming from an apartment on the third floor. Six fire trucks were deployed at the height of the now extinct fire. SFRS informed this morning that ...

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Chancellor cuts £ 5bn budget for dangerous coatings removal

[ad_1] CHANCELLOR RISHI Sunak used the latest budget to announce the government’s commitment of £ 5 billion to remove hazardous coatings from buildings most at risk. Speaking to Parliament, the Chancellor said this sum will be partly funded by the Residential Property Developers Tax (which will be levied on developers with profits exceeding £ 25million at a rate of 4%). ...

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Colchester Head Street: Police close Essex road as bus catches fire

[ad_1] Essex Police cordoned off a road after a bus caught fire. Emergency services, including Essex County Fire and Rescue Services and Essex Police, were called to Head Street in Colchester, after a bus caught fire around 4 p.m. yesterday after -midday (October 30). The road was completely blocked off at the Southway junction, Colchester, while emergency services dealt with ...

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Watch out for the “harmful” toxins from burning material spilled by flies on a bonfire night

[ad_1] The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has warned the public of the dangers of burning fly tipped material on bonfire night due to potentially ‘harmful’ toxins. The fire and rescue service is concerned that people will build larger and more dangerous bonfires during the bonfire night period using landfill waste found on the street. They urged people to attend ...

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soldier dies during training exercise on Salisbury Plain | Military

[ad_1] A soldier died during an army training exercise at a Wiltshire military installation, the Department of Defense has confirmed. Wiltshire Today reported that the soldier was seriously injured after a tank overturned during a drill. The Guardian has not been able to independently verify these claims. “It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier ...

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Retired Scottish Fire Chief Wayne McCollin recalls the racial intolerance he endured as a child after leaving Barbados in 1960

[ad_1] Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article. Wayne McCollin, who rose to the rank of Deputy Chief Officer in the former Lothian and Borders Fire Department, first experienced racial intolerance when he moved to the UK with his family in 1960 . Now retired, he remembered the racist slurs that ...

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Emergency services could be even more inclusive, says one of Scotland’s first black police officers

[ad_1] A founding member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Board and one of the first black police officers in Stirling – and Scotland – said more needs to be done to make the Scottish emergency service “really diverse”. Robin Iffla (photo) has served communities in Scotland for over 40 years. Son of Jamaican cricketer Irvin who came to ...

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Award-winning Bedfordshire firefighters are a breath of fresh air

[ad_1] A team from the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service won the award for the best breathing apparatus team at the National Breathing Apparatus Competition On Saturday 2nd October the team visited the Fire Service College to participate in the competition open to all UK fire and rescue services and is the opportunity to showcase best practice and firefighter safety ...

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Rescue operation for an 82-year-old man trapped under a tractor

[ad_1] Suffolk firefighters and rescue teams were called in to help an 82-year-old man today, Friday October 8, after he got trapped under his tractor. The rescue team was called at 11:45 am this morning, to the scene of the incident on Holton Road, near Halesworth. The man was released after 25 minutes and later transported to hospital by ambulance. ...

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UK weather: Torrential rains will turn dry by Wednesday | UK weather

[ad_1] Heavy rains that have hit Britain throughout this week are expected to give way to milder, drier weather on Wednesday. It comes after torrential rains hit much of northern England on Tuesday afternoon, while the south experienced flash floods the night before. However, all of the persistent showers – forecast for Tuesday evening in eastern England – are expected ...

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Council member asks top mayoral candidates to sign ‘Buckhead Pledge’ amid town movement

[ad_1] By John Ruch Buckhead-area Atlanta City Council member JP Matzigkeit is asking the most popular mayoral candidates to sign a pledge to implement 10 policy proposals he says would respond to the controversial move for the neighborhood becomes its own city. JP Matzigkeit, Atlanta District 8 City Council Member Matzigkeit says his “Buckhead Pledge” – focused on public safety, ...

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Calling on the local population to be on-call firefighters

[ad_1] South Wales Fire and Rescue Service An appeal is made to the inhabitants of Abergavenny to join the firefighters. The brigade is launching a recruitment campaign asking Do you want to #BeMore and better serve your community? South Wales Fire and Rescue Services are appealing for applicants from all walks of life to become duty firefighters in Abergavenny. At ...

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Scottish fire services must prepare for wildfires amid climate crisis

[ad_1] The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been told it needs to adapt to cope with the increasing risks of flooding and wildfires. In a new Scottish Government consultation document, it is revealed that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will need to prepare for more extreme weather conditions due to the climate crisis. While SFRS’s top priority ...

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Closure of the North East fire-risk waste site

[ad_1] A court order is now in place prohibiting anyone from entering or depositing more waste at the Shee Recycling site in Durham Road, Birtley, after the waste stored there becomes a fire hazard. This is the second time that powers have been used in the Northeast. The restriction order was obtained in Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court last week (Thursday, ...

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Women firefighters bring new skills and diversity to the Merredin brigade

[ad_1] The stereotypical image of the buff, oiled and semi-nude firefighters adorning the cover of calendars is a far cry from the volunteer firefighters you’d likely see in Western Australia’s eastern wheatbelt. Key points: Women make up nearly half of Merredin’s fire and rescue service Lt. Sheree Lowe says brigade offers childcare program to attract female volunteers Statewide, women make ...

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12-year-old dies after petah Tikva house fire

[ad_1] A day after a fire consumed a home in Petah Tikva, a 12-year-old boy seriously injured in the blaze died on Friday evening. Emil Alufer was taken to hospital in critical condition in the early hours of Thursday with severe burns and smoke inhalations, doctors said. Another man in his 50s was seriously injured after rushing into the house ...

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Business News: September 25 | Nvdaily

[ad_1] F&M Bank F&M Bank welcomed two new team members, Kevin Nixon and Katherine Preston, and announced senior management promotions for Paul Eberly and Bobby Williams. • Nixon has been appointed Vice President and Director of Commercial Relations for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Commercial Team. He brings over 13 years of business lending experience, primarily as a Business Development Officer at ...

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Man stabbed, seriously injured in Jaffa

[ad_1] A man was stabbed and seriously injured in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, on Wednesday afternoon, police and medics said. The circumstances of the assault and the identity of the victim were not immediately clear. Police said the perpetrator was a Palestinian who entered Israel illegally and was arrested. Police said the motive was apparently a terrorist attack and identified ...

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The pressure is on for Kerry rescue volunteers

[ad_1] As Ireland celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, Myles Kinsella, a UCD student set out to climb Ireland’s highest mountain. Tragically, her day ended with a fatal fall from the east face of Carrauntoohil. Soon after, a member of an English school group also died while climbing in the same area. In light of these ...

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FCFRD News Blog: #MeetFCFRD: Captain Sean Evans

[ad_1] FCFRD News Blog press release: August 31, 2021 Captain Sean Evans is currently assigned to Fire Station 18, Jefferson, A-Shift. The born and raised resident of Fairfax County served as a firefighter in the department for over 27 years. Find out what’s happening in Tyson’s Corner with free real-time Patch updates. Growing up, Captain Evans did not envision a ...

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Suffolk cow swims for 24 hours before rescue

[ad_1] A Suffolk cow was rescued with lassos and canoes 24 hours after being stranded in a river. The heifer got stuck at Bakers Court, Great Cornard water on Wednesday night but “slipped into the night” away from the Suffolk fire and rescue services. Hunter Gary Thorpe was also on hand to slaughter the cow if the animal became dangerous ...

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New Halifax fire rescue boat named for the port it serves: Kjipuktuk

[ad_1] Smoke drifted through the salty air Monday as Halifax’s new lifeboat, bearing the Mi’kmaq name of the port it floats on, was officially greeted with applause and a cleansing ceremony. The Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the new Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Port fire rescue boat, sprayed long jets of water as it prepared for Monday’s dedication ceremony at the Alderney ...

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Spectacular rescue of a burning boat in the River Trent at Newark Castle as part of the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service training

[ad_1] A spectacular rescue of a burning boat in the river at Newark Castle was a working day for the rescue services yesterday (Wednesday). Onlookers may have seen Nottinghamshire Police taking part in an exercise to save the boat and its crew, on a mission which was only a stone’s throw from Newark Castle. This was part of a training ...

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Oxfordshire Fire Department film recalls residents’ safety challenges during pandemic

[ad_1] 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 ...

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Fishing company in court after ghillie dies in river tragedy

[ad_1] A fishing rights company has appeared in court charged with breaking health and safety laws after a ghillie drowned at a popular angling site. Father-of-three James Sinclair – known as Jimmy – passed away at the Canterland Rhythm of the North Esk River near the Kinnardy Pool fishing hut on August 31, 2018. The case was called yesterday at ...

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