Tag: Fire

Minister visits Hampshire Fire and Police HQ

Police and Fire Minister Mike Penning visited Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Hampshire Constabulary’s joint HQ on Leigh Rd, Eastleigh. ​The Police and Fire Minister met with senior Hampshire fire and police staff. ​Mr Penning was welcomed by Deputy Chief Officer Neil Odin and Assistant Chief Constable David Pryde, as well as meeting…

Log fire starts house fire

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Three fire appliances had to tackle a house fire in Eastleigh tonight after one unlucky householder tried to get his log fire going with an accelerant believed to be lighter fuel. Bellevue Road in Newtown was closed to traffic as firefighters from Eastleigh quickly brought the blaze under control at about 10 pm. Bellevue residents…

Fire crews back on duty

Hampshire Fire crews are now back on duty following tonight’s strike which ended at 11pm. Hampshire Fire rescue have said they were able to respond to a number of emergency calls throughout Hampshire within their normal 20 minute response time. During the strike action there were 41 fire appliances available to respond to emergencies across…

Firefighters strike on bonfire weekend

  Although many local people will be celebrating bonfire night this evening,  firefighters are out on strike and manning picket lines They are joining thousands of colleagues nationally after negotiations over proposed changes to their pension arrangements broke down. The firefighters say they are upset that the proposed pension reforms will see them working till…