UK Firefighters

Some Firefighters Have Created A Magic Carpet. Kind Of.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

Hands down the best non-lifesaving use of firefighter hose ever. These Russian chaps have managed to turn six hoses and what looks like a mini tram...

Firefighters Have To Perform Unusual Rescue

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

Firefighters tackled an unusual rescue when they pulled a cow out of a swimming pool. The animal, which was not distressed, had fallen into the poo...

'Racist' Ukip Councillor Quits After Controversial Remarks

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip county councillor Peter Lagoda has quit after an independent review found that controversial remarks he made during a fire station visit were "ra...

Ukip Cllr's Fire Station Remarks Were Racist, Review Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip county councillor Peter Lagoda's controversial remarks at a Cambridgeshire fire station were "racist, derogatory and discriminatory," an independ...

Student Gets Stuck Down Drain Trying To Find Her Phone, Rescued By Firemen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student was wedged in a rather awkward position after getting stuck down a drain in Dover trying to fish out her phone - with her feet. Firefight...

Ukip Councillor Admits To £25k Benefit Fraud After 'Racist Language' Furore

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip councillor Peter Lagoda has admitted to fiddling nearly £25,000 through benefits fraud just days after coming under pressure to be booted out of...

Ukip Under Pressure To Kick Out Councillor Over 'W*g' Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip is under mounting pressure to kick Cambridgeshire councillor Peter Lagoda out of the party and remove the whip from him outright for his "deeply ...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Disowns Councillor Over 'Disturbing Racist Language'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been forced to distance itself from local councillor Peter Lagoda over "disturbing" remarks he made during an impromptu visit to a fire stati...

Firefighter Funeral & Honours For Hero Eight-Year-Old Who Died Saving Six Relatives From Blaze

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

An eight-year-old boy who died in a blaze saving six of his relatives will be honoured with a firefighter funeral. Tyler Doohan was found in the b...

Firefighters Come to the Rescue During Floods

Matt Wrack | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Matt Wrack

Millions will have watched with sympathy and alarm as devastating floods hit large parts of the UK over the last few weeks. Our screens have been filled with footage of 'rescue workers' working tirelessly for days on end to keep communities safe and reduce damage to property. However, what's rarely acknowledged is that most of these rescue workers are actually firefighters.

The Left Should Not Hitch Its Wagons to the Duggan Crusade

Paul Embery | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Defending the Mark Duggans of this world does nothing to advance the fight against poverty, injustice, low pay, privatisation, racism, inequality and war. Duggan was no Steve Biko, and it ill-behoves us to present him as a victim of racist state oppression.

High Court Fire Cuts Challenge Fails

Gareth Milner | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Despite 94% of Londoners opposing cuts to the fire service, it looks like the closure of 10 fire stations and over 500 front line firefighters will be cut. The closure of these stations is expected to take place in January. In the high court, seven different local authorities argued that the planned cuts were "dangerous, irrational and unlawful". It was this high court challenge that failed.

Awww: Unconscious Puppies Revived By Firefighters

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Every now and then something happens which restores your faith in humanity. This time it’s these pictures of Las Vegas firefighters resuscitatin...

#SydneyFires: Readers' Pictures From Sydney Bushfires

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

Bushfires are currently raging around the outskirts of Sydney. The smoke is spreading through the state capital of New South Wales and engulfing th...

PICTURES: Dramatic Smoke Clouds Engulf Sydney As Bushfires Rage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

These dramatic images show smoke billowing from fires in the west of Sydney shrouding the famous harbour as huge bushfires hit New South Wales, Austra...

GRAB A KEBAB

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Firefighters are advising people to "treat themselves to a takeaway" to avert cooking disasters while they are on strike this weekend. Essex County...

WATCH: Firefighter Rescues Unconscious Kitten From Burning House

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Can you hear that noise? It's the sound of my heart shattering into a thousand pieces after watching this footage of a firefighter rescuing an unc...

Who REALLY Takes Your 999 Call?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

999 Call Handlers carry out one of the toughest jobs within the UK emergency services. They are often the ones who get to speak to casualties, victims...

'Get Stuffed'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson today told an Assembly Member to "get stuffed" after he accused the mayor of lying about the impact of cuts to the fire service. In a...

Firefighters Vote To Strike

PA | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Firefighters have voted by almost 4-1 in favour of strikes in a row over pensions, threatening the first nationwide walkouts in a decade. Members o...

Fierce Wildfire Kills Arizona Firefighters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A deadly wildfire fuelled by fierce winds has claimed the lives of 19 members of the same fire crew, northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. The fire starte...

WATCH: Suicide Jumper Caught In Mid-Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

This is the incredible moments firefighters in China caught a man trying to jump to his death. The unnamed man is reported to have been a drug addi...

Library Engulfed By Huge Fire In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Almost 100 firefighters and officers are tackling a "sizeable" fire at a library in south east London. Part of the roof of the Newington Library on...

30 People Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out In Derelict Hotel

PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Around 30 people were evacuated from their homes and a police major incident declared after fire broke out at a derelict seaside hotel. The fire at...

Hologram Camera Lets Fire Fighters 'See Through Flame'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech

A new technique uses holograms to enable firefighters to 'see through flame'. Developed in Italy, and reported in a paper at Optics InfoBase, the c...