Tag: Fire

“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…

Firemen to strike next week

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is reassuring the public that emergency calls will be answered and responded to during the planned industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). It has been announced by the FBU that one four hour strike will take place on Wednesday 25 September 2013, from 12 noon until 4pm.…

Fire Brigade Ready For Fun Day

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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…

Fire Services warn of wildfire risk…

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Heatwave conditions have prompted a warning over wildfires and the use of Chinese lanterns during National Parks Week (July 29-August 4). Every year, fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside, parkland and wildlife habitats and although some are started deliberately, Hampshire Fire & Rescue say that most of them are due to carelessness. The risk…

Smoke Alarms save Bungalow

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Fire crews from Eastleigh, Botley and St Marys Fire Stations attended a fire at a property in Windsor Court, Bishopstoke just before 10am this morning, Wednesday 10 July. The property had previously been fitted with smoke detectors, by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) during a Home Safety Visit. Although the occupier was not at home at the time of…

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

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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.