Incident directory

1955 - Pringles Garage & Kyleshill School

29/07/1955

Country:

UK

  • Illness

Severity:

Description

Date of event

29th July 1955.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premises

Pringles Garage.

Location

Pringles Garage and Kyleshill School, Glencairn Street, Saltcoats, Scotland.

Service area

South Western Fire Brigade (SWFB), then Strathclyde Fire Brigade (SFB), Then Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), now The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

Nature of incident

Fire and Illness on duty.

Property type

Commercial and educational.

Premises use

Garage and school.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Members of public, customers, pupils and staff.

Fire source and location of fire

Unknown at this time.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

On the 29th July 1955 a firefighter (Ff) died from ‘natural causes’ at the scene of an incident (House & Settle et al, 2017).

Unknown author, 1955 via Kirkwood, 2018 states that the Ff was ‘overcome by illness’ and died en-route to hospital in an ambulance. It is not known what caused or contributed to the death. A Divisional Officer (DO) had informed Unknown author, 1955 that the Ff had complained of a ‘headache’ to bystanders sometime before he collapsed (Unknown author, 1955 via Kirkwood, 2018).

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

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

FBU Incident Report/s

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

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Local 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

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. (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. (1955). Disastrous Saltcoats fire Pringle’s garage and Kyleshill school gutted fireman dies on way to hospital. Unknown publication. (Unknown volume or page). [Online]. Via Kirkwood, G. (2018). Strathclyde Memorial Page. [Online]. Available at. http://www.graemekirkwood.co.uk/SFB/Memorial/Rourke.htm [Accessed 8th April 2018}.

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

Service learning material

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Videos available

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