Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

“Walk in my boots” dares striking Eastleigh fireman

A striking Eastleigh firefighter has dared government minister Brandon Lewis to ‘walk in my boots’ and experience for himself the reality of life on the fire service frontline before making changes to the firefighter’s pension scheme. Fireman Justin Boyle was speaking to Eastleigh News while on a picket line outside Eastleigh’s fire station as hundreds…

Hedge End superstores evacuated following gas leak

Sainsburys Hedge End

Hedge End was at the centre of serious incident following a leak of refrigerant gas at the Sainsbury’s superstore which affected up to 62 people. Both shoppers and staff at the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer’s superstores were evacuated shortly after 5pm after customers in the checkout area complained of feeling unwell. One casualty was…

Fire Brigade Ready For Fun Day

Fire Fun Day

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a Community Fun Day on Saturday 31 August at the Service’s headquarters in Eastleigh. Open to the public from 10am until 4pm and free of charge, HFRS promise it will be an ideal mixture of fun, activities and demonstrations to keep the holiday blues at bay. Children…

Hants Fire & Rescue are National Champions

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A team representing Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have been crowned National Extrication Champions at the UK’s biggest rescue challenge competition, an event that was part-sponsored by local auto-recycling firm, Silverlake Auto’s . After battling against 36 other teams in road traffic collision scenarios, the Hampshire team took the winner’s title at the UK Rescue Challenge, a…

Body found in Valley Park van fire

Donnington drive

A police investigation has been launched after firemen found a body in a burning van this morning.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were attending the 5 am blaze Donnington Drive, Valley Park.

The death is being treated as unexplained -but not suspicious. The victim has not yet been formally identified.

The Police are carrying out a joint investigation alongside with the arson task force.