Tag: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

£7 million for fire partnership

Four fire and rescue services in the South have welcomed the award of a £7.2m grant from the Government. Devon and Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services have formed the Networked Fire Control Services Partnership to develop the future provision of their Fire Control services. The Government grant will enable the partnership…

Fox in a fix at Fareham

Firefighter Tom Maslin grabs trapped Fox cub

Yesterday Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to assist in an animal rescue in the Heathfield area of Fareham. Control operators mobilised Animal Rescue Specialist Buster Brown to the scene On arrival Buster advised: ‘ I was called today to investigate a puppy which had fallen into a storm drain as one of the…

Eastleigh Firefighters Fly to NZ

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Hampshire Firefighters, including personnel from Eastleigh’s Fire Service HQ on Leigh Road, are preparing to deploy to New Zealand to assist with an international search and rescue operation after the city of Christchurch was hit by a severe earthquake. The earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck at around 12:51 local time (23:51 GMT)…

Blue Lamp Trust Christmas Concert

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Visitors to Winchester Cathedral last night were treated to a very special performance by Helena Blackman, who was a final contender in the BBC’s “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”. She sang alongside The Band of Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir and Hampshire Music Service Massed Children’s Choir for the Constabulary’s…

Fire at Brookwood Avenue

Firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service had to tackle a major blaze at a unit on the Brookwood Industrial Estate last night – in premises which were in close proximity to private housing on Brookwood Avenue. The fire which started at about 7 pm left the unit gutted, however this morning there seemed few…

Fireworks: Stay Safe & Legal

This year’s Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ celebrated by the Sikh Hindu and Jain communities, coincides with bonfire night today, November 5th, so we can expect more firework parties than usual. Hampshire Constabulary is urging people to be considerate to others and think about the laws surrounding fireworks. What should be a festive event can…