Incident directory

1972 - Unknown Location, Swansea

24/09/1972

Country:

UK

  • Building Fires

Severity:

Description

Date and event

24th September 1972.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premise

Wolstenholme Hall Farm.

Location

Swansea.

Service area

Swansea County Borough Fire Brigade (SCBFB) now Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS).

Nature of incident

Road traffic collision (RTC).

Property type

Vehicle on public highway.

Premise use

Public highway.

Construction type and materials

Believed to be asphalt roadway.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

N/A.

Synopsis

Brief synopsis

On the 8th August 1972 a firefighter (Ff) died of injuries resulting from a fire appliance overturning en-route to a fire call, a grass fire (House & Settle et al, 2017).

The appliance had hit a tree and been badly damaged as a result. The coroner at the inquest had recognised that while outside the scope of the inquest, a new look at the design of some of Britain fire engines was needed (Assumed FBU author, 1972).

A Leading Firefighter (LFf) was also injured and later had both of his legs amputated whilst the other two crew members were also badly injured (Unknown author, 1972).

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Image from South Wales Evening Post (unknown photographer), courtesy of Simon Ryan, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) Heritage and Education Centre.

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Image from South Wales Evening Post (unknown photographer), courtesy of Simon Ryan, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) Heritage and Education Centre.

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 and 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

Further information to be identified and still to be located.

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 and Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s

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

South Wales Police Incident Report/s

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

Welsh Ambulance Service Incident Report

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

Building Research Establishment (BRE) Report/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.

Unknown photographer. (1972). No title. [jpeg]. [Accessed 7th October 2016]. Donated by Simon Ryan, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) Heritage and Education Centre.

Assumed to be The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) original source. (1972). Fatal Swansea crash. [jpeg]. Donated by Simon Ryan, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) Heritage and Education Centre.

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Unknown author. (1972). Mumbles fireman’s legs amputated. Evening Post. (October). Unknown page number.

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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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