Tag: HFRS

Eastleigh to feature in 3 day disaster drill

Eastleigh Fire station will feature in a three-day training exercise which started today (May 14). Eight locations across Hampshire  – including the HFRS station in Eastleigh  – will be used to simulate a major disaster in which 2,000 people and 40 organisations will take part. Storm surges, severe flooding, mudslides and collapsing buildings will be…

Eastleigh’s firefighters remember their fallen

Wreaths also laid at London’s Holy Sepulchre today for Firefighters Memorial DayToday (Sunday May 5) saw a wreath laid at Londons Holy Sepulchre in honour of Firefighters Memorial Day by Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stew Adamson. Yesterday, across the service’s Hampshire stations, firefighters observed a minute’s silence at midday…

Fire Fighters offer help to young unemployed

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for unemployed young people to take part in a 12- week Prince’s Trust course to learn new skills and improve their confidence and motivation. The Prince’s Trust Team programme will be based in Eastleigh and will help to tackle youth unemployment in Hampshire. The course will give unemployed 16 to…

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…

Lost dog rescued from well

An overnight dog hunt had a happy ending as a four-year-old labradoodle was pulled safely from a well in Eastleigh this morning. Lily had gone missing while being walked in woods off Chestnut Avenue yesterday afternoon, sparking a hunt that carried on into the early hours and spread into a social media appeal on Facebook.…

Log fire starts house fire

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…