Latest news and incidents

Firefighters encourage conversations du...

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Throughout Organ Donation Week 2021, AF&RS are joining forces with emergency service colleagues in the NHS to encourage local residents to talk about organ donation with their loved ones. In 2020...

Crews attend rubbish fire

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Freemantle Road, Eastville Crews from Temple were called to a rubbish fire at 16:52.  On arrival, crews found a large amount of rubbish and household waste alight. The fire was affecting a...

Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Service...

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Avon Fire Authority has announced the appointment of Steve Imrie as the permanent Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) for Service Delivery for Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS). ACFO Steve Imrie...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service celebrates ap...

Monday 20 September 2021

A celebration event in honour of those who have completed apprenticeships with Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) was held this month at Severn Park regional fire and rescue training...

Fire appliance of the future: AF&RS look...

Monday 20 September 2021

Avon Fire Authority members and Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) staff had the opportunity to view a new type of fire appliance from Rosenbauer in line with the Service’s...

Crew attends vehicle fire

Saturday 18 September 2021

Nelson Ward Drive, Radstock A crew from Radstock were called to reports of a vehicle fire at 21:23. On arrival, firefighters found one car well alight. With one firefighter wearing breathing apparatus...

Eight donated fire engines set sail to T...

Thursday 16 September 2021

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) have donated emergency vehicles and vital safety equipment to The Gambia Fire and Rescue Service through the charity partnership Gambia and Avon Fire Services...

Crews called to cafe fire

Thursday 16 September 2021

St Marks Road, Easton Crews from Temple and Southmead were called to reports of a fire affecting a cafe at 05:47. On arrival, crews found a fire in a ground floor cafe...

Crews called to garden fire

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Chelwood Drive, Odd Down A crew from Bath were called to reports of a garden fire at 17:22.  On arrival, firefighters found a fire affecting a wooden fence, rubbish pile and other...

AF&RS trial new electric emergency servi...

Wednesday 15 September 2021

On the route to net zero carbon emissions, Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) have trialled Tesla’s offering of an emergency service vehicle. In line with AF&RS focus on reducing the...

Firefighters raise over £4,500 in memor...

Monday 13 September 2021

Saturday 11 September, marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States, an event which tragically took the lives of 3,000 people including 343 emergency responders. To...

AF&RS highlight road safety concerns dur...

Monday 13 September 2021

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) are supporting Project EDWARD (13 – 20 September 2021) to raise awareness of the dangers on the roads and share important road safety advice...