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A project has been tackling the fire and health risks around hoarding in Merseyside to make people safer. See Page 15.
CONTENTS
Operational Incidents Finding The Vulnerable People On The Move
Mud Rescue
Protecting Historic Buildings Operational Incidents
JCC Project Completed
Caring For Our Communities Honouring A Past Fireman Reducing The Risks Of Hoarding Well Well Well
Operational Incidents
The Final Word
Main cover picture:
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FOREWORD
Welcome to the first edition of Hot News for 2015. It feels like we have been away quite a long time, but it’s good to be back again. We’ve tried to cram as much as possible in this edition and there is lots of stories on rescues by crews as well as other good work.
The Fire Fighters Charity received a funding boost thanks to work covered in an article on Page 4 and there was other help for charities from staff in the Service. This is covered in articles on Page 12 and 13.
If you have a story, tell us about it. We want to hear from you.
Karl Mansfield, Editor
0151 296 4412 or email: hotnews@merseyfire.gov.uk
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All boxed off. But what was inside these boxes? See Pages 12-13.
A life of service. See Page 14
for more.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits our Service headquarters to officially open the Merseyside Joint Command and Control Centre (JCC). See Pages 10-11 for more. Photo: Tony Thomas. The smaller photo shows Deb Appleton, Director of Strategy and Performance at our Service, front left, and Group Manager Gary Oakford, who leads the Prevention directorate at our Service, on front right of the photo. Behind them are members of the Strategy and Performance Team who have worked on a Vulnerable Person Index project, which has won awards, and Joanne Henderson from the Home Safety Team at our Service. See Page 5 for more.
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