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Firefighters to meet nightclub customers…

Thursday 26 April 2018

Posted in Bristol news

Firefighters to meet nightclub customers to promote water safety week

                      Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be raising awareness of Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week when they engage with customers at a harbourside club in Bristol...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service supports …

Monday 23 April 2018

Posted in News all areas

Avon Fire & Rescue Service supports national water safety campaign

Staff from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be supporting a national campaign aimed at reducing the number of people who lose their lives in waterways in the UK. Fire...

Woman dies after van collides with house

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Woman dies after van collides with house

Yeolands Drive, Clevdeon A woman lost her life after a vehicle collided with a house in Clevedon. Firefighters from Clevedon and Avonmouth fire stations were alerted after a van collided with the...

Mick Crennell appointed as permanent Chi…

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Posted in News all areas

Mick Crennell appointed as permanent Chief Fire Officer

Avon Fire Authority has announced the appointment of Mick Crennell as the permanent Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS). CFO Crennell has been the interim Chief...

Investigation launched after man loses h…

Monday 16 April 2018

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Investigation launched after man loses his life in Bath fire

Southdown Road, Bath A man has passed away and a second man is in hospital following a fire at a house in Bath. Three fire engines from Bath and one from Hicks...

Big Issue seller praised by firefighters…

Friday 06 April 2018

Posted in Bristol news

Big Issue seller praised by firefighters for providing first aid to injured motorist

Firefighters have thanked a Big Issue seller who provided medical care to an injured woman while waiting for emergency services to arrive at the scene of a road traffic collision. Just...

Fire tackled in fifth floor Bristol flat

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Posted in Bristol incidents

Fire tackled in fifth floor Bristol flat

Goodhind Street, Easton, Bristol Firefighters have extinguished a fire which broke out on the fifth floor of high rise flats in Bristol. Six fire engines, a turntable ladder and command vehicles were...

Arson – Don’t accept it. Report it

Monday 19 March 2018

Posted in News all areas

Arson – Don’t accept it. Report it

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is supporting Arson Awareness Week (Monday 19 to Sunday 25 March) a national campaign to help people reduce the risk of being targeted by...

Businesses urged to play their part in t…

Monday 12 March 2018

Posted in News all areas

Businesses urged to play their part in tackling a £1 billion problem

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is launching a campaign to encourage businesses to reduce the number of false alarms at their premises. Last year AF&RS firefighters responded to more than...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service is celebr…

Thursday 08 March 2018

Posted in News all areas

Avon Fire & Rescue Service is celebrating International Women’s Day

In 1940, whilst others were sheltering from the bombs, Freda Tribe drove her mobile canteen through the air raids to provide food, drink and first aid to firefighters. At the same...

Multiple crews tackle fire on ship at Po…

Thursday 01 March 2018

Posted in Bristol incidents

Multiple crews tackle fire on ship at Portbury docks

Royal Portbury Dock, Portbury Over 50 firefighters from 11 appliances, including two turntable ladders and the water safety boat have extinguished a fire in the hold of a ship at the...

Supporting Daisy's dream to walk

Monday 26 February 2018

Posted in Bristol news

Supporting Daisy's dream to walk

Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service are raising money to help Daisy’s dream of walking unaided become a reality. Three year old Daisy Roberts from Bristol has cerebral palsy and...