Incident directory

1955 - Fire Training Centre, London Road

08/06/1955

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  • Training

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Description

Date of event

8th June 1955.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premises

Fire Training Centre.

Location

London Road Fire Station, Manchester.

Service area

City of Manchester Fire Brigade now Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

Nature of incident

Fall - Training event/ladder drill.

Property type

Fire Station.

Premises use

Fire Station.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

N/A.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A recruit firefighter (Ff) died on the 9th June 1955 due to injuries incurred whilst on ladder drills on the 8th June 1955. The firefighter was on a recruit course performing a ‘carry down’ drill (House & Settle, 2016).

According to Unknown author, 1955, the Ff fell 20 ft from an escape ladder with another trainee while practising the drill. ‘He had previously carried the exercise out three times without a hitch and was two-thirds down the ladder when he appeared to overbalance, letting go of his right-hand grip and being pulled outwards by the weight of his “victim”, another trainee’ (Unknown author, 1955).

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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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Greater Manchester Police Incident Report/s

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North 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

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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. (1955). Fireman killed in practising lift. Need for training risk. The Manchester Guardian. (June 11th). Unknown page number. Courtesy of Bob Bonner and the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum.

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Service learning material

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Videos available

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