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Chip pan fire prompts fire safety advice

Thursday 16 August 2018

Posted in Bristol incidents

Chip pan fire prompts fire safety advice

Dodisham Walk, Fishponds Two crews from Kingswood and one from Temple fire station were called to a chip pan fire at a residential property. Firefighters found the fire to be out on...

Hoses at the ready for charity car wash

Thursday 16 August 2018

Posted in South Gloucestershire news

Hoses at the ready for charity car wash

Firefighters at Yate fire station will have hoses, buckets and sponges at the ready for a charity car wash on Saturday (18/08). The fundraiser will take place between 10am and 4pm...

House fire spreads to neighbouring prope…

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

House fire spreads to neighbouring property

Bristol Road, Radstock Multiple crews from across the region were called a house fire which was affecting a neighbouring property. Crews from Paulton, Bath, Radstock, Hicks Gate, Kingswood, Bedminster and Portishead fire...

Woman rescued from car following RTC

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Woman rescued from car following RTC

Lansdown Lane, Bath A woman in her 80s was rescued from a car following a road traffic collision. Crews from Bath and Kingswood fire station attended the incident. Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service to host p…

Friday 10 August 2018

Posted in News all areas

Avon Fire & Rescue Service to host public rescue day

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is delighted to announce its public rescue day in September (01/09), which will be the first of its kind in the UK.  Hosted at Hicks...

Cylinder explodes in food stand

Thursday 09 August 2018

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Cylinder explodes in food stand

Ashton Road, Long Ashton A propane cylinder explosion in a food stand caused major damage and also affected nearby vehicles and other food stands. Two crews from Bedminster fire station and one from...

Cancelled: Audit Governance and Ethics C…

Wednesday 08 August 2018

Posted in News all areas

Cancelled: Audit Governance and Ethics Committee meeting

The Audit, Governance and Ethics committee meeting scheduled for Thursday 9 August will no longer be taking place and has been rearranged for Friday 21 September. Apologies for any inconvenience.    

Scrapyard fire prompts multi-service res…

Tuesday 07 August 2018

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Scrapyard fire prompts multi-service response

Downs Road, Dundry A huge scrapyard fire involving an acetylene cylinder, petrol store, diesel store and domestic oil store prompted a multi-service response and more than 60 firefighters to tackle the...

Multiple crews tackle derelict building …

Monday 06 August 2018

Posted in Bristol incidents

Multiple crews tackle derelict building fire

Station Road, Henbury Multiple firefighters from across the city were called to a deliberate fire in a derelict building – the third on the same road in just over a week. Crews...

Large grass fire prompts multi-service r…

Sunday 05 August 2018

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Large grass fire prompts multi-service response

St Christophers Way, Burnham on Sea A large grass fire measuring 2,000 by 2,000 meters prompted a multi-service response. Two crews from Weston-super-Mare fire station assisted four crews from Devon & Somerset...

Statutory Notice under Regulation 10(2) …

Thursday 02 August 2018

Posted in News all areas

Statutory Notice under Regulation 10(2) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 in respect of the Fire Authority’s Statement of Accounts 2017/18

Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Fire Authority is required to publish its audited statement of accounts together with any certificate or opinion from the auditor by 31...

AF&RS sees huge increase in outdoor …

Thursday 02 August 2018

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS sees huge increase in outdoor fires following hot weather

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is raising an important safety message following a period of prolonged dry, hot weather conditions which has led to an increase in outdoor fires. Throughout...