Humberside Fire & Rescue

Over £200,000 has been paid out as compensation in the last three years to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service firefighters who have suffered injury or illness.

There have been nine instances of compensation payouts to a Humberside Fire and Rescue firefighter in the past three-and-a-half years. Amounts ranged from as low as £205 to £114,826. The compensation payouts add up to just under £220,000.

Cleethorpes’ popular Buck Beck Beach Bench has been burnt down to the sadness of the community.

The local landmark was built of driftwood, and fears that it had been lit on fire spread after a large fire was spotted on Cleethorpes beach last night.

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Vital training and skills are being carried out in Immingham in North East Lincolnshire this week to help firefighters in war-torn Ukraine.

For the past six years, Humberside Fire & Rescue service has been supporting the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation with its work in Ukraine. End of service fire engines, rescue equipment and firefighting kit have been donated.

The training, which continues this week, has previously been carried out in Ukraine, but because of Russia’s invasion earlier this year it’s being done in Immingham.

Ian Marritt, Station Manager at Humberside Fire & Rescue, told BBC Look North: “At this moment in time they’re doing a little bit of equipment familiarisation, so some of the equipment that we’ve got here perhaps isn’t what they’ve got on their own appliances back in the Ukraine so we’re just making them familiar with the kit.”

This special relationship is also why a Humberside fire engine once based in Grimsby was seen on news around the world when Russia attacked a shopping centre in Kremenchuk in Ukraine in June this year.

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