Latest news and incidents

Six Control Firefighters successfully co...

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Last week, six Control Firefighters successfully completed their two-year long course and were presented with certificates of achievement by the control training team at the Service's Communication and Control Centre...

Statement issued after Avon Fire Authori...

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Chief Fire Officer, Simon Shilton said: “Following on from the budget statement on local authority funding, we have a deficit of over £4 million over...

Hundreds of children welcomed to Weston ...

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Teams at Weston held an interactive event on 11 February, attracting hundreds of people and promoting children’s wellbeing. The event, hosted at Weston Fire Station, brought together AF&RS’ firefighters and expert...

Keep kids safe in the kitchen

Monday 12 February 2024

During the February half term, many children across the area will be spending more time in the kitchen, and we're calling for parents to take care.  Whether children are lending a...

Don’t flip out – a firefighter’s t...

Friday 09 February 2024

Ahead of Shrove Tuesday (13 February), Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are issuing top safety tips to make sure that local people have a safe and enjoyable Pancake Day. Shrove...

Celebrate safely this Lunar New Year

Wednesday 07 February 2024

With Lunar New Year events beginning on 10 February this year (2024), we're sharing key advice to help you celebrate safely. Lunar New Year, and the Lantern Festival (this year on...

Crews attend bin fire

Tuesday 06 February 2024

Ankatel Close, Weston-super-Mare Crews from Weston were called to reports of a fire at 20:21. On arrival, firefighters found one fire in a wheelie bin. Crews used one hose reel, small tools and...

Crews called to road traffic collision

Thursday 01 February 2024

Upper Bristol Road, Chelwood Fire Control received a call about a road traffic collision at 16:56.  Crews from Bath, Chew Magna and Bedminster were dispatched to the scene, and on arrival found...

Joint bin hanger campaign launches to pr...

Thursday 01 February 2024

We've partnered with North Somerset Council on a campaign to help prevent fires caused by the incorrect disposal of batteries, after three fires broke out in North Somerset over the...

Could you be your community's next hero?

Monday 29 January 2024

We're currently recruiting on-call firefighters to serve communities across the area.  An on-call firefighter is someone who responds to a range of incidents, ranging from emergency calls, working at open days...

Weston Fire Station to host children's w...

Wednesday 24 January 2024

With Children’s Mental Health Week falling between 5-11 February this year, Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are marking the occasion with an interactive wellbeing event for all the family...

We're going live to answer your question...

Tuesday 23 January 2024

We're going LIVE on Facebook and Instagram to talk to residents about their new Service Plan and encourage people to fill out their survey. In the Facebook and Instagram LIVE sessions...