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Avon Fire & Rescue Service urges peo…

Friday 15 December 2017

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Avon Fire & Rescue Service urges people to stay safe this Christmas party season

With Christmas almost upon us, and parties now in full swing, Avon Fire & Rescue Service is urging people to stay safe, particularly around our waterways. The warning comes as many...

Elderly man taken to hospital following …

Monday 11 December 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Elderly man taken to hospital following Weston flat fire

Bristol Road Lower, Weston-super-Mare An elderly man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his third floor flat. Three fire engines from...

Volunteers receive Chief Fire Officer’s …

Friday 08 December 2017

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Volunteers receive Chief Fire Officer’s commendation

Volunteers from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters’ (SARAID) Community Resilience Team have received Chief Fire Officer’s commendation for their life-saving actions. At the meeting of Avon Fire Authority on Friday...

Crews tackling Bedminster garage fire

Thursday 07 December 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews tackling Bedminster garage fire

St John's Lane, Bedminster, Bristol   Crews from Bedminster, Temple and Hicks Gate fire stations attended at a garage fire on St Johns Lane, Bedminster.   Firefighters used two high pressure hose reel and...

Firefighters rescue man from lift shaft

Friday 01 December 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Firefighters rescue man from lift shaft

Redcliff Street, Redcliff, Bristol  With the assistance of the South West Hazardous Area Response Team, crews from Bedminster and Temple fire stations have rescued a male lift engineer after he fell...

Kitchen fire claims the life of pet dog

Thursday 30 November 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Kitchen fire claims the life of pet dog

Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton Firefighters have tackled a fire which broke out in the kitchen of house in Midsomer Norton. Three fire engines from Paulton, Radstock and Bath fire stations were joined...

Crews called after car overturns

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Crews called after car overturns

Dunkerton Hill, Dunkerton Firefighters have rescued one person from a car following a road traffic collision near Bath. Three fire engines from Bath and Radstock were called to the incident which left...

Flooding affecting block of flats

Monday 20 November 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Flooding affecting block of flats

Temple Street, Keynsham  One crew from Bath fire station is currently at the privately owned flats as a result of flooding which is affecting the basement, ground, first, second and third floors...

Crews tackling Southmead house fire

Monday 20 November 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews tackling Southmead house fire

Eastleigh Road, Southmead Firefighters from Southmead, Patchway, Avonmouth, Temple and Bedminster fire stations were called to a fire involving the ground and first floor of a two storey semi-detached property. Crews in...

Firefighters take on Cotswold Way Challe…

Monday 13 November 2017

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Firefighters take on Cotswold Way Challenge for Children in Need

Firefighters and Support Staff from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be running, walking or cycling 104 miles, in a combined time of 80 hours to raise money for...

Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson passes …

Monday 06 November 2017

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Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson passes away

Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson 1959 - 2017 It is with great sadness we confirm the passing of Kevin Pearson, Chief Fire Officer of Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS). Kevin, who...

Stay safe and help prevent unnecessary 9…

Tuesday 31 October 2017

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Stay safe and help prevent unnecessary 999 calls this Bonfire Night

Firefighters are encouraging people to have a happy and safe Bonfire Night by attending organised displays and events. Organised events tend to be much safer with a reduced risk of injuries...