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Issue 50 - October 2016

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    Issue 50 - October 2016

    Issue 50 - October 2016

    Welcome to Octobers edition of The Burning Issue.

    Kent Fire and Rescue staged the rescue exercise ‘Night Train’ bringing together the South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (SECAmb’s HART), the British Red Cross and the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) in a scenario where a four carriage train packed with commuters had collided with a car. 

    You can read the full coverage on pages 10 and 11.

    We also have the fascinating life story of Oliver John Thomas, courtesy of Graham Jansen who emailed me the fateful tale of how he unearthed the London Firefighters forgotten story along with all of his research. 
    Two of Hampshire’s finest firefighters are featured for two very inspirational stories.
    Katie Cornhill, an ex-marine and current firefighter shares the story of her transition and experiences in the fire service as well as her work as a transgender equality champion.

    Firefighter Charlie Quinn who boxes in the light heavyweight division is turning pro, thanks to a few words of encouragement from a boxing legend; read his story on page 14.

    We also have our usual round up of News, Technology and Charity for you to enjoy!


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