A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, the city’s fire service has confirmed.
The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said.
Witnesses said at least six or seven fire engines are at the scene, and a pall of smoke is visible near the River Thames.
Helicopter hit crane at top of St George Wharf Tower in central London today and cartwheeled before [...]
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Are you a firefighter from a sleepy corner of this planet? Don’t feel much like a man because you don’t get much action? Don’t worry because you can now pay to become a Detroit firefighter for a day. Seriously.
Now don’t get all hot and bothered. It’s just in the planning stages.
Let me explain. Since Mayor Bing gutted the fire service, the department has been forced to close down [...]
Parts of Northern Ireland have been experiencing flooding following a series of heavy downpours.
Police said most of the main arterial routes in east and south Belfast were impassable because of flood water, abandoned cars and debris.
The fire service said it had put extra resources in place, but urged people to avoid ringing the 999 service “unless there is an imminent life risk”.
Northern Ireland Water said it received 2,800 calls [...]
So, I’m a proby on a Kone job. My boss is a six-figure corporate corporate guy with an “anxiety-ridden” wife who expects him to go straight to work, straight home, call several times in between, and hand over the check. The other team leader is a six-figure union union guy, with a smart-ass politician for an apprentice. Each team is working on an elevator and my boss is working as [...]
Erin Moran was injured by the lightning as she sat in the window of her home
A 10-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by lightning in Merthyr Tydfil.
Erin Moran was sitting in the window of her house at King Edward Villas and suffered injuries to the upper body and lower leg.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said her injuries were minor but could have been much worse.
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A roof has collapsed at a mall in the Auckland suburb of Albany and the building is being evacuated, reports say. Police have confirmed injuries in the area.
The Fire Service has dispatched multiple appliances to the area and is receiving 111 calls from residents.
Samantha Davey from Albany Optometrists said it appeared that part of the roof at the neighbouring [...]
Allen Parkâ€” The city’s finance director said today that Allen Park must lay off 25 to 30 employees by June to avoid a $600,000 deficit for the current fiscal year.
Tim McCurley said in an interview that the city sent layoff notices to everyone in the fire department to comply with a clause in the firefighters’ union contract requiring a 30-day notice. He said some or [...]
So here is a newpaper article from the quake zone in NZ on the other side of the Pacific.
It may serve to remind that brotherhood still exists in the family of man.
Christchurch firefighters honour NY counterparts
Leaving a backlog of calls, about 30 Canterbury firefighters marched to a 9/11 memorial service paying tribute to New York firefighters who lost their lives.
Since Saturday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake, firefighters have put their own needs [...]