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Attack on fire engine

Firefighters at Elm Lane fire station were returning from an incident at 7pm on Tuesday evening. While at the roundabout in Firth Park the fire engine was attacked by objects being thrown. Luckily no firefighters were injured and only very minor damage was done to the fire engine.

South Yorkshire Police have been informed and are investigating the incident.

Area Manager Mick Mason at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said; “We are absolutely appalled that our firefighters appear to have been targeted in this way.

“Attacks like this place the safety of our firefighters, and the people they are trying to protect, at risk. But thankfully, this type of incident is extremely rare in South Yorkshire and it is only a tiny minority of people who would ever consider acting in such an irresponsible and dangerous way.

“Attacks on firefighters are falling and we believe the introduction of CCTV on fire engines has contributed to this fall.

“However, even one attack on a firefighter is unacceptable – and we will work alongside the police to fully investigate any attacks and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”

If you have any information about this attack please call police via 101 and quoting incident number 885 from the 13 October or email

This content was last updated on October 14th, 2015