Incident directory

1970 - Speedwell Fire Station, Bristol

13/04/1970

Country:

UK

  • Building Fires

Severity:

Description

Date of event

13th April 1970.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premises

Speedwell Fire station.

Location

Bristol, Avon.

Service area

City of Bristol Fire Brigade now Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS).

Nature of incident

Fall from height - training

Property type

Fire station.

Premises use

Fire station.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Members of staff.

Fire source and location of fire

N/A.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A firefighter (Ff) died due to head injuries resulting from a fall from a drill tower (House & Settle, 2016).

It is currently understood that the Ff fell from the tower during a training drill (Jeffcock, 2017 & Unknown author, 1970).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avon and Somerset Police Service Incident Report/s

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

South Western Ambulance Service Incident Report

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

Building Research Establishment (BRE) Reports/investigations/research

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

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

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

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. (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.

Jeffcock, C. (2017). Firefighter fatalities 1945 – (unpublished work). [Private communication]. [Accessed 4th June 2017]. The Fire Service College.

Unknown author. (1970). Accidental death. Fire. (June). Page 8.

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

Service learning material

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

Videos available

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

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