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Firefighters support ambulance service Yorkshire Ambulance Service welcomes additional COVID-19 support from fire and rescue colleagues. Firefighter colleagues from the region's four fire and rescue services will be joining Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide additional support during the current coronavirus pandemic.

300 London firefighters to help ambulance coronavirus response Hundreds of firefighters have agreed to drive ambulances and assist paramedics to aid the London Ambulance Service's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Firefighters tackle building blaze and road cordoned off Firefighters were deployed to tackle a large blaze in Gainsborough. Seven crews were at North Parade where a fire has started in a building on the road. Smoke could also be seen billowing into the air. The roof of the building collapsed and the road was taped off.

Press Statement on Controlled Burning - Garden and Household Waste During these unprecedented times, we urge you not to be tempted to burn your garden or household waste. We understand that during this time of social distancing and self-isolating presents an opportunity to do some gardening and clear out your sheds.

South Yorkshire firefighters demand 'common sense' approach to garden fires Firefighters in Sheffield are calling on people across the county to use ‘common sense’ when lighting garden fires during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

London Road fire: Road closed as crews battle blaze at derelict car wash in Edinburgh A road closure was put in place between Jock's Lodge and Marionville Road, while bus services have also been diverted.

Warning not to burn rubbish due to tip closures Fire crews are warning residents not to burn household rubbish in their garden. It comes after the county's recycling centres were closed until further notice over the coronavirus. A spokeswoman from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue said: "During these unprecedented times, we urge you not to be tempted to burn your garden or household waste.

Bloomin' marvellous - fire crew delivers flowers to local care homes Surplus flowers donated by a local florist have been delivered to care homes in Penrith by firefighters. The kind donation was made by The Flower Bank, based in Wreay near Carlisle, following a delivery of fresh flowers from Holland that they were unable to sell due to the flower shop closing as part of COVID-19 guidelines.

Car on fire at Orbital shopping centre A FLAMING Mercedes in a Swindon retail outlet's car park alarmed shoppers. Firefighters raced to the scene after being called at 10.34am. A spokesman for the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "One crew from the Stratton fire station was mobilised to a report of a vehicle fire located in the car park of the Orbital centre.

Woman dragged from burning house as firefighters find her in blaze Police and fire officials have launched an investigation after a woman was rescued from her blazing home and taken to hospital this morning. Three fire engines and an air ambulance were among emergency vehicles to descend on the street after neighbours were alerted to the sound of a smoke alarm.

Extra funding for Cleveland Fire Brigade in coronavirus crisis Cleveland Fire chiefs welcomed the funding and said it will be used to help operational response provision remain effective and support other public service responses.

Fire crews called to chimney fire in Freshwater FIRE crews were called to a home in Freshwater yesterday evening to reports of a chimney fire. Crews from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to a home on Redlake Road in Freshwater at 7.18pm. A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We sent one appliance from Freshwater to a chimney that had caught alight.

Warning over 'nuisance fires' in Greater Manchester during stay at home measures "We all saw far too clearly just how devastating a moorland fire can be back in 2018 when our firefighters spent weeks tackling them across Greater Manchester and just this weekend we assisted colleagues from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service dealing with a large moorland fire near Bolton." "We have also dealt with two significant incidents...

Two-alarm fire rips through home in Kent - A two-alarm fire displaced a family of five Thursday evening in Kent. Puget Sound fire crews, along with Mountain View Fire and Rescue crews were called about 5:50 p.m. to the 15000 block of Southeast 274 Place.

Large fire engulfs building at Suffolk landfill SPSA officials on site say normal refuse collection schedules and transfer truck traffic in the morning will not be impacted and that affected staff will be relocated elsewhere at the facility.

Watch: Scottish firefighter belts out Scotland the Brave on bagpipes for NHS workers A Scottish firefighter played Scotland the Brave on the bagpipes as part of the national salute to NHS workers.

Brigade response to Government announcement on further steps to reform the building safety system A Government announcement on further steps to reform the building safety system has been welcomed by London Fire Brigade, but senior firefighters also have concerns it has not gone far enough.

Cold kitten stuck on roof rescued and warmed up by firefighters The female kitten quickly recovered after she was given milk, cat food, and was warmed in towels, a fire official told the Marietta Daily Journal. "A future fantasy life on the farm is in order for this adorable kitty," the post added.

Fabrics used to 'support NHS and healthcare' destroyed in warehouse fire Eight fire engines rushed to the scene of a textile factory in Huyton Road, Adlington, at 6pm on Wednesday evening. A warehouse at the Pincroft factory site was engulfed in fire and firefighters battled the blaze into the early hours of Thursday morning.

Major incident status will allow fire service to deal with coronavirus pandemic "Declaring this a major incident simply allows us to put in place clear structures and mechanisms, for our staff and for working with our partner agencies in the local resilience forum." Mr Strickland pointed out that declaring a major incident status has not been initiated because of a significant rise in cases of COVID-19 in the area.

London coronavirus: Firefighters to drive ambulances to help in Covid-19 crisis The new partnership between London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade was announced yesterday, and will see up to 300 LFB staff driving ambulances and assisting paramedics. London firefighters have already been trained by ambulance clinicians in basic life-saving skills, and are qualified to drive emergency vehicles on blue lights.

Firefighters called to swan on the M5 motorway IN yet another case of life imitating art, a Somerset fire crew was called to the M5 on Monday morning for a rescue with a difference after A SWAN was seen wandering the carriageways writes Paul Jones.

Future firefighters discover what life is like in the rescue service The children at Hurly Burly Day Nursery had a visit from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. The children were very excited that they could get hands on with real fire service equipment and kit and got to see the inside of the fire engine.

New health app portal partnership We have been working with Orcha, the World’s leading health app evaluation and advisor organisation, to provide our beneficiaries with access to a library of reviewed and evaluated health and wellbeing apps.

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