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  • Queen's Birthday 2012 Honours List

    Congratulations to all local government, fire service and voluntary sector staff recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

    • Added: 16 June 2012
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Hard-wired for sound: Love to hate your smoke alarm

    Anyone who has ever burnt their bacon or smoked in the comfort of their home will know that an accidentally triggered smoke alarm can be a frustrating experience.

    • Added: 18 January 2012
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Chief Fire Adviser urges fire safe behaviour over the festive period

    The distractions of Christmas celebrations can often mean people put fire safety to the back of their minds. But this is just the time when additional fire hazards are in the home.

    • Added: 2 December 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Celebs pledge to test their smoke alarms this weekend

    British broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan and comedian Dave Spikey have voiced their support for the latest Fire Kills campaign to get people testing their smoke alarms when the clocks go back this weekend.

    • Added: 28 October 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • British summer time comes to an end this weekend. Make sure you don't.

    Getting you to test your smoke alarm at the same time as you change your clocks back is the aim of the new radio ad that is going out on local radio this week.

    • Added: 25 October 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • The riots one month on: the good work must continue

    This week marks one month since the worst of the rioting hit the streets of some of our biggest cities. Since then, councils have been pulling out all the stops to get affected areas back to normal.

    • Added: 7 September 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Eric Pickles praises Fire Brigades' professionalism and courage

    Eric Pickles praised the professionalism and courage of Fire Brigades across the country in saving lives and fighting fires during the disturbances in August 2011.

    • Added: 10 August 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Bob Neill on the 'Future of Fire'

    Fire Minister Bob Neill has re-affirmed that the Fire and Rescue Service has been given some protection in the Government's recent spending settlement.

    • Added: 10 March 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Top female firefighter among London's most influential women

    Top female firefighter Dany Cotton has been voted among the top five most influential women to live or work in London in the past century, according to a Metro poll to mark International Women's Day.

    • Added: 8 March 2011
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Be safe staying toasty this Christmas

    Keep safe keeping warm Fire and Rescue Services are warning people as the cold Christmas weather continues to bite.

    • Added: 23 December 2010
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Government publishes report on drying out flooded houses

    A report into the drying out of houses to help people get back in to their homes more quickly has been published.

    • Added: 19 November 2010
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Government ends regionalisation of fire services

    Forced regionalisation of Fire and Rescue Services has been halted as part of the Government's promise to abolish regional government.

    • Added: 28 July 2010
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Fire Minister Bob Neill visits Bromley Fire Station

    Fire Minister Bob Neill visited Bromley Fire Station to learn more about how the borough's Fire and Rescue Service is reducing arson and improving home fire safety.

    • Added: 13 July 2010
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • Council workers to help in radical plan to cut red tape

    A radical plan to banish nonsense red tape and repeal unnecessary laws was unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today.

    • Added: 7 July 2010
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
  • The Spirit of Fire Awards 2010

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles praised the bravery of firefighters around the country at a special reception he held at Downing Street for nominees of the Spirit of Fire Awards.

    • Added: 8 June 2010
    • Site: Fire and emergencies
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