Feeling the Heat: The Fire and Rescue Service

It’s 3am a faulty games console has set alight quickly spreading to the curtains. The house is filling with thick black toxic smoke. Just a couple of breaths in this will render you unconscious. The temperatures downstairs is several hundred degrees, hotter than your oven on full. Racing through the quiet streets a fire crewContinue reading “Feeling the Heat: The Fire and Rescue Service”

Three Killed in 1913 Sewer Incident: Brave Rescue Attempt by Two Firemen ends in Tragedy

On Tuesday the 18th of March 1913, William Parry a 35-year-old sewer man working for Kensington Borough Council was carrying out some work in a sewer beneath Pembridge Place, Notting Hill. While he was working, he was completely unaware that coal gas from a nearby main had saturated the surrounding ground and was now beginningContinue reading “Three Killed in 1913 Sewer Incident: Brave Rescue Attempt by Two Firemen ends in Tragedy”

Rewind: The Headlines on October 19th in… (Part II)

Monday October 19th, 1914 Brilliant Naval Feat off the Dutch Coast: Victory for the Hero of the Amphion Glorious news came from the sea on Saturday, the Admiralty announcing that the British had sunk four German destroyers off the Dutch coast. The vessels taking part in this brilliant victory were the light cruiser Undaunted, andContinue reading “Rewind: The Headlines on October 19th in… (Part II)”