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Summary of Strike Period

During the strike period by FBU members between 9am on Thursday morning and 9am on Friday morning, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to 41 incidents across the county. The biggest of these incidents occurred at Megazone on the Promenade in Morecambe at 6:20pm when nine fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms were called to the property. Over 50 professional firefighters, who are employed on a day to day basis by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, were sent to the incident where over 30 people were evacuated from neighbouring properties. As of 7am … Continue reading

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Summary of Flooding Incidents in Preston Last Night

Last night, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a number of flooding incidents around the Preston area. Below are the summaries of the flooding incidents that we attended: The first incident was at 4.40pm – Red Rose Radio on St Pauls Square, Preston, called to say rainwater had got into a lighting circuit and was affecting several lighting units. A crew from Penwortham turned out and switched off the electrics, then advised the occupier to contact an electrician to check the system before switching back on. No pumping away of water was necessary. Next … Continue reading

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‘Beware of the morning after’ – Emergency Services Warn Drivers during World Cup

Lancashire’s emergency services are joining forces to warn drivers of the dangers of drink driving during the World Cup which starts later this week. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Constabulary have united with Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to provide safety messages to those people who will be staying up late to watch the World Cup matches and then drive the morning after. Last June, there was a rise in the number of drivers stopped by the police.  Just over 5% of those drivers stopped failed breath-tests – and Lancashire Fire and Rescue … Continue reading

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The Ugly Consequences of the Beautiful Game – pan-Lancashire World Cup campaign launches

FOOTBALL clubs and emergency services across Lancashire have today united to send a strong message to fans – don’t pay the penalty this World Cup. Preston North End, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers and Burnley have pledged to stand together against domestic abuse, after it was revealed reported incidents rose by around 25 per cent during England games at the 2010 World Cup. And now offenders are being warned to “Leave the Striking to the Players” as part of a powerful campaign designed to address traditional spikes in crime during major football tournaments. The “Ugly Consequences of … Continue reading

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Fire at Palm Beach Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool

Around 60 firefighters Fire are continuing to tackle a large blaze at a disused hotel in Blackpool. Crews were called to the Palm Beach Hotel on South Promenade, Blackpool just after 1.30 am after police officers had been called to reports of suspicious activity and had spotted the fire on the second floor. Two males are now in police custody. While the hotel has been empty and disused firefighters have been treating the fire as a ‘persons reported’ which means there is the possibility that someone could be in the building. Crews have been tackling … Continue reading

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Coroners Hearing for Fatal Burnley House Fire

In the early hours of 31st October 2013, James Thompson of Kay Gardens, Burnley, was killed in a house fire. Following the coroners hearing today (27th May) in Burnley, a cigarette igniting the bedding in the flat has been blamed for starting the fire. Firefighters from Burnley and Nelson fire stations were called to the property just before 1am on 31st October after neighbours heard a smoke alarm sounding and could see smoke issuing from the flat. When the fire engines arrived two teams of firefighters were sent into the property wearing breathing apparatus. James … Continue reading

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Boat Safety Week Launched

As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the Boat Safety Scheme are asking local boat owners to make vital safety checks and learn more about fire and carbon monoxide risks to stay safe this summer. In the past 20 years thirty boaters were killed in boat fires and another thirty lost their lives to the ‘silent killer’ carbon monoxide. The message, timed for the start of the boating season, is that owners should understand the risks, make regular, basic checks, and follow their engine and appliance operating guidelines, … Continue reading

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Fire in upstairs bedroom at 0500hrs

Location: Mercer Rd, Lostock Hall Further details: Fire involving upstairs bedroom of semi detached property. 1 hose reel, 2 breathing apparatus in use, 2 ppvu Damage: Moderate by fire to furnishings. Severe by smoke to upstairs. Contact: Bamber Bridge Fire Station Inc No. 1413

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Dryer fire in Blackpool at 0029hrs

Location – Wall St, Blackpool Further info – Fire involivng tumble dryer in bedroom of terraced property. Positive pressure ventilation in use. Damage – Severe by fire to quantity of clothing and dryer. Moderate by smoke to first floor. For further details contact Blackpool fire station Incident number 1412

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Road Traffic Collision in Morecambe at 00:25 hrs.

Location: Westgate, Morecambe. Further details: Road traffic collision involving 1 vehicle with 1 person trapped. 1 person rescued by fire service personnel, Holmatro Rescue equipment in use. Contact: Morecambe Fire Station. Incident number: 1411

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