PROTECTING THE PUBLIC
A Crew Commander visited a wholesale warehouse and noticed excessive storage of fireworks around bonfire night. It turned out the warehouse was storing up to five times more stock than the regulations allowed.
The fireworks were promptly relocated and the danger to the public was removed. This was a good call as, should a fire have occurred, there would have been an extreme risk to firefighters. This led to the company being prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order (first time) article 16 as the company failed to inform the relevant authorities.