managed to extinguish the fire soon after the explosion had taken place.
The union fears fire-fighters
will be made redundant if they fail fitness tests and are unable to find other work in the fire service.
The new system allows direct contact between fire-fighters
from different Fire and Rescue Services and other emergency services.
Union officials representing the part-time (or retained) fire-fighters
insisted they have sufficient strength to provide adequate emergency cover in 90 per cent of the UK.
It appears that once they get the fire-fighters
to do their bidding, those three words are used by their bosses to backtrack Val Henderson, Rubery
The UK has around 15,000 retained fire-fighters
typically employed outside main urban centres "on call" for between 120 and 168 hours a week.
Sean Bostrom and Paul Mandara volunteered to take part in their first cat rescue and reunited the pet with its owner, Ken Young.
A man refused to leave his blazing Coventry flat as fire-fighters
hammered on the door.
West Midlands fire-fighters
stage the first of their three-hour walkouts
The call comes from fire-fighters
concerned at the number of businesses storing such materials on their premises.
Michael Garner and Ben Onwukwe are to illustrate the safe way to enjoy Bonfire Night.
went out in Coventry city centre to get support from shoppers in a battle against cuts.