Tag: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Hampshire firefighters pioneer body worn cameras

Body worn camera footage of recent firework factory explosion  A new piece of kit is being rolled out that will give firefighters a more complete picture of incidents. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is the first in the country to be handing out body worn cameras to its officers. The 70 Reveal devices will…

HFRS: Coolant leak no health risk to Public

Hampshire Fire and Rescue wish to reassure Hedge End residents that there is no threat to public health following the incident earlier this evening which led to the temporary closure of the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer superstores at the retail park. HFRS have released the following press statement and photographs from the scene: We…

Fire crews evacuate 46 people at Nursling

Four people are suffering from nausea at Nursling Ind estate in Southampton after an unknown smell, believed to be gas, was detected and 46 people were evacuated. At 07:28hrs today (11 October), fire crew were alerted to the incident and arrived to find casualties conscious and breathing, but suffering from nausea from the inhalation of…

£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…

Safety first for Bank Holiday BBQs

With the warmer weather forecast to continue over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning the public to take extra care with barbecues. Station Manager Ian Wadmore of the Community Safety team at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “With the weather so good for activities, such as barbecues, it’s…

Newtown in petrol fire scare

Police and the Hampshire fire and Rescue were called to Northlands Road this morning after concerned residents reported a strong smell of petrol. The source of the pong was traced to a parked car which had a leaking petrol tank which had caused a pool of petrol to form in the gutter. One local resident…

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

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)…

Van Fire on Station Hill

Fire broke out at a town centre office block last night. Firefighters were called to Horizon house on station hill at about 9.45pm after a Transit van caught ablaze in the underground car park of the three storey building. The Transit Van was severely damaged and the fire had spread to the ceiling joists of…

RideSMART to combat local biker deaths

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) launched the RideSMART initiative sponsored by Triumph on 14 December 2010 at the Service Headquarters in Eastleigh. The overall objective of the RideSMART scheme is to reduce the number of motorcycle road deaths in Hampshire. The new initiative aims to raise awareness of motorcycle safety to all ages and…

Children help Fire Service deliver Christmas cheer

Local businesses and schools have joined forces with Hampshire Fire and Rescue to send a Kenyan community a Christmas present with a difference, a container full of aid – and a fire engine! Yesterday excited youngsters from St Francis School in Chandlers Ford visited the Fire and Rescue HQ on Leigh Road to help firefighters…

Blue Lamp Trust Christmas Concert

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…

Valley park fire: UPDATED

Video footage has emerged of yesterdays fire at Valey Park. Hampshire Fire and rescue service were called to a house in Swale Drive Chandlers Ford at 5.30 yesterday morning. The roof of the detached house – where the average value of a property is £280K – was well ablaze with the entire roof engulfed in…