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Weston-super-Mare firefighters welcome #…

Thursday 16 February 2017

Posted in North Somerset news

Weston-super-Mare firefighters welcome #PressToTest competition winners to fire station

On Thursday 16 February, firefighters from Blue Watch at Weston-super-Mare welcomed #PressToTest competition winners to their fire station. The #PressToTest competition was organised by Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) which...

Man rescued from water in Bristol

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Man rescued from water in Bristol

Welsh Back, Bristol Crews rescued a 27 year old man from the water near Welsh Back in Bristol. Firefighters used water safety equipment including ladders and throw lines. The man was treated at...

Toilet fire at Weston train station

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Toilet fire at Weston train station

Railway Station, Station Road, Weston-super-Mare Crews were called to a fire at a toilet block in a train station. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two high pressure hose reels and a jet...

Crews attend Stockwood bedroom fire

Monday 13 February 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews attend Stockwood bedroom fire

Showering Close, Stockwood Crews were called to a bedroom fire at a two storey property. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high pressure hose reel and a jet to tackle the fire...

Pony rescued from ditch

Saturday 11 February 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Pony rescued from ditch

The Bury, Locking, Weston-super-Mare Firefighters rescued a pony from a water filled ditch after the animal got stuck overnight. The animal rescue team worked with the pony’s owner and vet to bring...

Avon Fire Authority approves Integrated …

Friday 10 February 2017

Posted in News all areas

Avon Fire Authority approves Integrated Risk Management Plan

Members of Avon Fire Authority have today (Friday 10 February) voted to approve the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2016 – 2020. All fire and rescue services are required to produce...

Man taken to hospital following garage f…

Thursday 09 February 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Man taken to hospital following garage fire

Goosard Lane, High Littleton Crews attended a small fire at a four bay garage. Firefighters used a high pressure hose reel to dampen down the garage and a ventilation fan to clear...

Crews protect art work at gallery follow…

Tuesday 07 February 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews protect art work at gallery following light fitting fire

Queens Road, Clifton Firefighters assisted staff at a Clifton art gallery with moving expensive pieces of art after crews were called to reports of a fire in a light fitting. When crews...

Fire destroys caravan and mini bus

Sunday 05 February 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Fire destroys caravan and mini bus

Redlands Terrace, Midsomer Norton Multiple calls were received to report a fire involving a number of vehicles and a garage. When crews arrived on scene a caravan and a mini bus were...

Crews called to chemical incident at uni…

Friday 03 February 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews called to chemical incident at university lab

Cantocks Close, Bristol Firefighters were called to an incident involving an unstable substance at a university lab. Four fire engines and the Service’s Environmental Response Unit attended the incident. The building was...

Crews called after bus collides with tre…

Wednesday 01 February 2017

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

Crews called after bus collides with tree

Hill House Road, Mangotsfield Two crews from Kingswood Fire Station were called out following a collision between a double-decker bus and a tree. Once on scene firefighters found a large branch from...

Fire service signs up to Blue Light Pled…

Thursday 26 January 2017

Posted in Bristol news

Fire service signs up to Blue Light Pledge

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has signed up to the Blue Light Pledge to support staff to feel more able to speak openly about mental health and to seek...