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Meet AF&RS’ new recruits as they sca…

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Posted in News all areas

Meet AF&RS’ new recruits as they scale Everest

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is delighted to introduce 16 new recruits who will be attempting to scale Everest this Saturday (20/07). The team of 14 men and two women...

Fire affects three caravans and nearby b…

Monday 15 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Fire affects three caravans and nearby building

Princess Street, St Phillips At 14:22, crews from Temple and Bedminster fire stations were called to a fire involving three caravans that was affecting a nearby building. On arrival, firefighters used four...

Crews called to chemical incident

Monday 15 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews called to chemical incident

St Andrews Road, Avonmouth At 09:31, crews from Avonmouth and Patchway fire stations were called to reports of a chemical incident.  On arrival, firefighters found the incident involved a quantity of fertiliser. Following...

Casualty rescued from first floor window

Thursday 11 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Casualty rescued from first floor window

Willow Close, Patchway Crews from Patchway and Southmead fire stations were called to reports of a kitchen fire in a residential flat.  Following the initial call to Control, one residential confirmed he...

Crews called to accidental car fire

Thursday 11 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews called to accidental car fire

Brunel Way, Ashton Crews from Bedminster and Temple fire stations were called to a car fire.  On arrival, firefighters used one breathing apparatus for safety and one high-pressure hose reel to extinguish...

Five casualties rescued following commer…

Thursday 11 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Five casualties rescued following commercial property fire

Whiteladies Road, Clifton At 01:01, crews from Temple, Southmead, Bedminster, Kingswood, Avonmouth, Hicks Gate, Portishead and Patchway fire stations were called to a fire on the ground floor commercial property which...

Seagull stuck in netting

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Seagull stuck in netting

Monmouth Street, Bath One crew from Bath fire station, along with the turntable ladder, were called to reports of a baby seagull stuck in netting.  On arrival, firefighters used the turntable ladder...

Deliberate shed fire affects garden

Monday 08 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Deliberate shed fire affects garden

Woodmarsh Close, Whitchurch Two crews from Bedminster and one from Temple fire station were called to a fire involving a shed, greenhouse, fence panels and pieces of garden furniture.  On arrival, firefighters...

Temple fire station opens ahead of Brist…

Monday 08 July 2019

Posted in Bristol news

Temple fire station opens ahead of Bristol Pride

Temple fire station is throwing its doors open ahead of Bristol Pride, welcoming the LGBT+ community in support of the event. Having previously wrapped two fire engines in rainbow coloured wrapping...

Crews called to roof fire

Saturday 06 July 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews called to roof fire

Spingleaze, Knowle   Crews from Bedminster and Temple fire stations were called to a fire in the roof of a residential property on Springleaze in Knowle.   On arrival, six firefighters in breathing apparatus...

AF&RS look to half deliberate rubbis…

Friday 05 July 2019

Posted in North Somerset news

AF&RS look to half deliberate rubbish and grass fires

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is hoping to cut the number of deliberate rubbish and grass fires in half following a spike in 2018. Staff from Weston fire station will...

Car fire following RTC

Friday 05 July 2019

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Car fire following RTC

Bath Road, Charterhouse One crew from Bath fire station were called to a car fire following a road traffic collision where a car had left the road and struck a tree.  On...