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Wells Road fire tackled by crews

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

Wells Road fire tackled by crews

Wells Road, Lyncombe, Bath Firefighters have tackled a blaze involving a house in Bath. Four fire engines and a turntable ladder from stations at Bath, Temple and Avonmouth attended the incident. Once...

Advice sessions planned for holiday let …

Thursday 17 August 2017

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset news

Advice sessions planned for holiday let owners

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is inviting the owners or managers of short term holidays lets in Bath to attend sessions that outline their responsibilities in relation to fire...

Avon Fire Authority appoints Interim Chi…

Friday 11 August 2017

Posted in News all areas

Avon Fire Authority appoints Interim Chief Fire Officer

Mick Crennell from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service has been named as the Interim Chief Fire Officer (CFO) at Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS). CFO Crennell’s appointment...

Fishponds bedroom fire extinguished by c…

Friday 11 August 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Fishponds bedroom fire extinguished by crews

Woodcote Walk, Fishponds, Bristol A fire involving the bedroom at house in Fishponds has been extinguished by fire crews. Three fire engines from Kingswood and Temple fire stations were called to the...

Cat rescued from severe flat fire

Friday 11 August 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Cat rescued from severe flat fire

St Ives Road, Weston-super-Mare Firefighters have tackled a severe fire at a flat in Weston-super-Mare. Five fire engines and a turntable ladder from stations at Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Winscombe and Temple were called...

Man rescued through window from Stapleto…

Monday 07 August 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Man rescued through window from Stapleton flat fire

Begbrook Lane, Stapleton, Bristol Firefighters have rescued a man from a fire in a ground floor flat in Bristol. Crews from Temple, Southmead and Kingswood were called to reports of a fire at...

Hovercraft rescues a number of people at…

Sunday 06 August 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Hovercraft rescues a number of people at Weston-super-Mare

Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare With the assistance of HM Coastguard, two 12-year-old young girls and one adult male were recused by firefighters on the Service’s hovercraft after they got into difficulty in...

Man loses life in Fishponds house fire

Saturday 05 August 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Man loses life in Fishponds house fire

Fishponds Road, Bristol  Multiple crews were called to a fire involving a terraced property in Fishponds, where the ground floor is used as a restaurant and shop and the first floor residential...

Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officer susp…

Friday 28 July 2017

Posted in News all areas

Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officer suspended

At a meeting of Avon Fire Authority’s Employment Committee Panel on Thursday 27 July the decision was taken to suspend the Chief Fire Officer and Deputy Chief Fire Officer of...

Avon Fire Authority approves action plan

Thursday 27 July 2017

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Avon Fire Authority approves action plan

At an Extraordinary Meeting of Avon Fire Authority held today (Thursday 27 July) Members approved an action plan in response to the criticisms made in a Home Office report. Following the...