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Avon Fire & Rescue Service is asking…

Friday 20 October 2017

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Avon Fire & Rescue Service is asking students to think about fire safety

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is asking students to think about their fire safety during student fire safety week, which runs from Monday 23 October. In support of the national...

Two taken to hospital after cleaning pro…

Thursday 19 October 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Two taken to hospital after cleaning products mixed

Redland Hill, Redland, Bristol Two people have been taken to hospital suffering from the effects of exposure to chlorine gas. Fire crews were called to the five storey block of flats after...

Firefighters support National Burns Awar…

Tuesday 17 October 2017

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Firefighters support National Burns Awareness Day 2017

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be supporting National Burns Awareness Day, with the support of the Burns Unit at North Bristol NHS Trust. Hundreds...

New home for firefighter memorial statue

Monday 16 October 2017

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New home for firefighter memorial statue

We recently shared a survey with staff, the Fire Authority and members of the public asking for thoughts on where the firefighter memorial statue should be located in the future...

Scrapyard fire tackled by crews

Thursday 05 October 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Scrapyard fire tackled by crews

Fishponds Trading Estate, Bristol Firefighters have extinguished a fire involving up to 10 cars at a scrapyard on Fishponds Trading Estate. Crews from four fire engines and a turntable ladder tackled the...

Firefighters extinguish Weston chip shop…

Thursday 05 October 2017

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Firefighters extinguish Weston chip shop fire

Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare Firefighters from Weston-super-Mare have tackled a fire at a chip shop in the town. Three engines and a turntable ladder were alerted after the fire was reported at the...

Thornbury Fire Station opens its doors t…

Thursday 05 October 2017

Posted in South Gloucestershire news

Thornbury Fire Station opens its doors to the public

Thornbury Fire Station will be opening its doors to the public next weekend (Sunday 15 October). Visitors will have the opportunity to see some of the vehicles and equipment used by...

Sam honours Fleur's legacy thanks to bur…

Wednesday 04 October 2017

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Sam honours Fleur's legacy thanks to bursary

In October 2016, Firefighter Sam Cooper was awarded the Fleur Lombard bursary. The fund provides junior members of operational and support staff with the opportunity to spend time with other...

Three HGVs involved in serious collision…

Tuesday 03 October 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Three HGVs involved in serious collision on M5

  M5 southbound junction 19 to junction 20 Gordano to Clevedon  Firefighters from Avonmouth, Pill, Portishead and Temple fire stations were called to a road traffic collision involving three heavy goods vehicles.   The...

Views sought on a new home for firefight…

Thursday 28 September 2017

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Views sought on a new home for firefighter memorial statue

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is seeking the views of staff and local people on where a much-loved firefighter memorial statue should be moved to. The memorial to firefighters who...

Horse rescued from trailer in Tytheringt…

Friday 22 September 2017

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

Horse rescued from trailer in Tytherington

Duck Street, Tytherington    Firefighters have rescued a horse which because trapped in a horse box. Crews from Thornbury Fire Station were joined by colleagues trained in animal rescue from Bedminster Fire Station...

Lawrence Weston flat fire tackled by cre…

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Posted in Bristol incidents

Lawrence Weston flat fire tackled by crews

Broadlands Drive, Lawrence Weston, Bristol Firefighters were called out to a fire involving a ground floor flat at a three storey building. Three fire engines from Avonmouth, Southmead and Pill were alerted...