November 1981.(Looking Back)

* The British Standards Institute has introduced a standard for small disposable aerosol fire extinguishers. A BSI spokesman said: "It is believed to be the first such standard in the world." The Fire Extinguishers Trades Association said: "It seeks to introduce some measure of control in an area where at present there is no control."

* A fire occurred recently in a timber yard near the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston. Royal Berkshire Fire Brigade were supported by crews from Hampshire FB and RAF Greenham Common.

* Mr B Martin Brigade Engineer of Greater Manchester Fire Service has said: "Too many fire brigades are unaware of the problems being experienced and solved by their counterparts in other fire brigades". …

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