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‘Yes you can’ be a firefighter - Avon Fi…

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Posted in News all areas

‘Yes you can’ be a firefighter - Avon Fire & Rescue Services launches recruitment campaign

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be recruiting fulltime firefighters for the first time in eight years. Applications will be available for aspiring firefighters to download for one week only...

Crews attend cliff rescue

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Crews attend cliff rescue

Anchor Head, Weston-super-Mare Three crews from Weston super-Mare fire station attended an incident where a teenage boy had become trapped on a cliff edge.   The coastguard rescue helicopter was also in...

Crews rescue horse from water-filled dit…

Thursday 13 April 2017

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

Crews rescue horse from water-filled ditch

Wapley Hill, Westerleigh Firefighters have rescued a horse which had become trapped in a water-filled ditch. A crew from Yate Fire Station, along with colleagues from Bath Fire Station trained in animal...

Lady loses life in Sea Mills house fire

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Lady loses life in Sea Mills house fire

Sylvan Way, Sea Mills, Bristol Fire crews have attended a serious fire at a house in Bristol in which a lady has lost her life. Four crews from Bedminster, Southmead and Avonmouth...

Crews called to Bedminster fire

Friday 07 April 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews called to Bedminster fire

Hartcliffe Way, Bedminster Firefighters have tackled a fire involving a large quantity of polystyrene at Hartcliffe Way in Bristol. Crews from Bedminster, Temple, Kingswood, Southmead, Nailsea, Pill and Portishead were alerted after...

Crews tackle Nailsea roof fire

Thursday 06 April 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Crews tackle Nailsea roof fire

Chapel Close, Nailsea Five fire engines and a turntable ladder were called in to deal with a fire involving two houses. Crews from Nailsea, Clevedon, Bedminster, Temple and Portishead were alerted after...

One rescued after car overturns

Wednesday 05 April 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

One rescued after car overturns

Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol One person was rescued from a car on its roof following a collision with a bus. Three fire engines from Hicks Gate and Temple fire stations were called...

Fire in flat above Filton pub

Thursday 23 March 2017

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

Fire in flat above Filton pub

Gloucester Road North, Filton Crews were called to a fire in a flat above a two storey building used as a public house. When firefighters arrived on scene smoke could be...

One man rescued from Southmead house fir…

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

One man rescued from Southmead house fire

Westleigh Road, Southmead, Bristol Firefighters have rescued a man from a house fire in Southmead. Fire crews from Southmead and Patchway fire stations were alerted by neighbours who heard a smoke alarm...

Fire tackled at community farm

Monday 20 March 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Fire tackled at community farm

Saltmarsh Drive, Lawrence Weston, Bristol Firefighters have tackled a fire which caused extensive damage at a community farm. Three fire engines from Southmead and Avonmouth fire stations were called to the fire...

Fire at school classroom

Friday 10 March 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Fire at school classroom

Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe Crews were called to a fire at a single storey building used as a school classroom. The fire caused significant damage to the building. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one...