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1946 - Unknown location, Bournemouth

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Description

Date of event

14th March 1946.

Time of event

Unknown at this time. (INITIAL CALL)

Name of premises

Unknown at this time.

Location

Unknown location at this time, Winton, Bournemouth.

Service area

The National Fire Service (NFS) – Bournemouth, now Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS).

Nature of incident

Fire - Struck by vehicle.

Property type

Unknown at this time.

Premises use

Unknown at this time.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

Believed to be a ‘Rick’ Fire.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A National Fire Service (NFS) section leader was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at an incident on the 14th March 1946 in Bournemouth (House & Settle, 2016).

Unknown author, 1946, states that the firefighter (Ff) was at a ‘rick fire’ when he was struck by a motor car and suffered a compound fracture of one leg and shock. The Ff was removed to Boscombe hospital where he died from suffocation during the progress of a surgical operation. During the subsequent inquest where evidence from 4 Doctors was heard, the coroner ‘decided the death was due to asphyxia’ (Unknown author, 1946).

No further information currently identified at this time.

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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

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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Dorset Police Incident Report/s

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South West 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

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

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

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

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). Hit by motor car: dies from asphyxia. Fire. (May). Page 192.

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Service-learning material

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Videos available

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