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Crews tackle flat fire

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews tackle flat fire

Sturminster Road, Hengrove Two crews from Temple and one from Hicks Gate fire station were called to a fire in the bedroom of a ground floor flat.  Four firefighters in breathing apparatus...

RTC involving car and motorbike

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

RTC involving car and motorbike

Worle Moor Gate, Weston-super-Mare Two crews from Weston and one from Clevedon fire station were called to a road traffic collision involving a car and motorbike.  One casualty was rescued by paramedics and...

AF&RS want your views on future plan…

Monday 07 January 2019

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS want your views on future plans for the Service

Local people are being invited to have their say on Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) new draft Service Plan 2019-22, which outlines how the Service intends to use its...

Bedroom fire caused by smoking materials

Monday 18 February 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Bedroom fire caused by smoking materials

Two Mile Hill Road, St George Two crews from Kingswood and one from Temple fire station were called to a fire in the bedroom area of a second floor flat.  Two firefighters...

AF&RS develops new environmental e-l…

Monday 18 February 2019

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS develops new environmental e-learning module for all staff

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS), along with London Fire Brigade and Ditto Sustainability, has developed a new e-learning module on the environmental impacts of fire and rescue services (FRS). In...

Casualty rescued from car on roof

Thursday 14 February 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Casualty rescued from car on roof

Arundell Road, Weston-super-Mare Three crews from Weston-super-Mare were called to a road traffic collision involving one vehicle and a parked car.  On arrival, firefighters found the vehicle on its roof.  Crews rescued one...

Male dies following RTC

Thursday 14 February 2019

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

Male dies following RTC

Avon Ring Road, Downend Two crews from Avonmouth, one from Kingswood and one from Temple fire station were called to a road traffic collision involving two HGVs and a van.  On arrival...

Fire in terraced property

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Fire in terraced property

Furland Road, Weston-super-Mare Crews from Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Winscombe were called to a fire in a terraced property.  The ground floor of the property is used as a beauty salon and the first...

AF&RS hails live fire training

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS hails live fire training

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is hailing recent live-fire training and is asking for more developers to come forward to soon-to-be demolished properties. Firefighters in the Service took part in...

Deliberate fire in derelict building

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Deliberate fire in derelict building

Tunbridge Road, Chew Crews from Chew and Bedminster fire stations were called to a fire in a wood burner in a derelict building. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose...

AF&RS welcomes four-legged fire inve…

Monday 11 February 2019

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS welcomes four-legged fire investigation recruit

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) welcomes its newest four-legged recruit with a nose for sniffing out the causes of fires – Jet the fire dog. The five-year-old black Labrador joined...

AF&RS warns of the dangers of mixing…

Friday 08 February 2019

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS warns of the dangers of mixing cleaning chemicals

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is warning of the dangers of mixing cleaning products after several recent incidents saw firefighters called to residential properties. Crews from across the Service have...