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1945 - London Road Fire Station

23/04/1945

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Description

Date of event

23rd April 1945.

Time of event

Unknown at this time. (INITIAL CALL)

Name of premises

National Fire Service (NFS) London Road Fire Station.

Location

Edinburgh.

Service area

The National Fire Service (NFS) now The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

Nature of incident

Fall from height.

Property type

Fire station.

Premises use

Fire station.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Firefighters.

Fire source and location of fire

N/A

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

On the 23rd April 1945 a firefighter (Ff) was injured at London Road Fire Station. He subsequently died from his injuries on the 24th April 1945(House & Settle et al, 2017).

Unknown author, 1945 states that the Ff was ‘killed by a fall from a window at the rear of London-road fire station, Edinburgh (Unknown author, 1945).

Further information hoping to be identified and still to be located.

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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Fire & Rescue Service summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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FBU summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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Other report summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons &recommendations

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IFE Commentary & lessons if applicable

None produced at this time.

Known available source documents

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FRS Incident Report/s

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FBU Incident Report/s

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Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s and/or improvement notices

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Police Scotland Incident Report/s

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Scottish Ambulance Service Incident Report

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Building Research Establishment (BRE) Reports/investigations/research

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Coroner’s report/s and/or Rule 43 and/or Regulation 28 Notices etc

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Dear Chief Officer Letters (DCOL), FRS Circulars, FRS Notices and/or Bulletins etc and/or Related Government Correspondence

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Notifications from National Operational Learning User Group (NOLUG) and/or Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)

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Other information sources

House, A. & Settle, P. et al. (2017). The firefighter memorial trust book of remembrance. [online]. Available at; http://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/FirefighterMemorialTrust/Content/Filler [Accessed 20th September 2017]. The Firefighters Memorial Trust.

Note. with the above source reference, it is not currently possible to link directly to the relevant page of the memorial book.

Unknown author. (1945). No title. Fire. June. Page 9.

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Kirkwood, G. (2018). William Peebles Dickson died on the 24th April,1945 as a result of injuries received in Edinburgh on 23rd April 1945. [online]. Available at; http://www.graemekirkwood.co.uk/LB/Memorial/Dickson.htm [Accessed 14th July 2018].

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Service learning material

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Videos available

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