Incident directory

1946 - Near Little Clayendon Street, Oxford

28/03/1946

Country:

UK

  • Fall/ working from height

Severity:

Description

Date of event

28th March 1946.

Time of event

Unknown at this time. (INITIAL CALL)

Name of premises

Near Little Clarendon Street.

Location

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Service area

The National Fire Service (NFS) – Oxford, now Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS)

Nature of incident

Fall from vehicle.

Property type

Highway.

Premises use

Highway.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Members of public.

Fire source and location of fire

False alarm malicious (FAM).

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A firefighter (Ff) was killed when he fell from an appliance en-route to a call that turned out to be a false alarm malicious (FAM) (House & Settle, 2016).

The Ff was onboard a Dennis motor pump that was responding to the FAM set by a youth, who pleased that ‘he had done it for a joke’. The Ff fell from the moving appliance and hit his head on the kerb and died ‘almost instantly’. One youth was sent to prison for 2 months while another who was stood by at the time of the call was fined £10 (Unknown author, 1946).

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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

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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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Thames Valley Police Incident Report/s

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South Central 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. (2016). 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. (1946). Oxford fireman killed answering false alarm. youthful ‘joker’ sent to gaol for 2 months. Fire. (May). Page 200.

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Service-learning material

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Videos available

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