Tag: HFRS

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…

Fire Service faces up to cuts with Tech

Hampshire fire chiefs are proposing to cut jobs in the county’s Fire and Rescue Service over the next few years. The proposals come in a report to be discussed by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority next week. New technology like an advanced high pressure water jet that can cut through steel is part of the…

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…

Cheapy charger causes Hampshire house blaze

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people about fake, unbranded chargers after a House caught fire in Waterlooville yesterday. Crews were called to Jasmine Grove yesterday afternoon after reports of a fire which had started in the bedroom and was most likely caused by an unofficial phone charger. HFRS say with Christmas well on…

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.…

Hampshire firefighters fly out to Nepal

Specialist Fire Fighters and Officers based at Eastleigh’s Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ are flying out to disaster struck Nepal tonight to join in with an International rescue mission. At least 2,500 people were killed as a result of the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck on Saturday . Many thousands more are without shelter or are…

Fire fighting dogs hang up their boots

Two Hampshire fire investigation dogs have retired after helping put dozens of criminals behind bars. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s search dogs Saxon and Inca are hanging up their boots after 126 (dog) years loyal service. The two Labradors between them have attended more than 500 operational incidents where they have been vital in securing…

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…

Warning after E-Cigarette sparks Botley blaze

      A Botley family escaped from a fire in their home after an e-cigarette exploded after being plugged into an unsuitable charger. This recent incident, in which thankfully no-one was injured, is the latest in a string of incidents in the UK involving the use of cheap or inappropriate chargers. After the 999…

Eastleigh Mela will feature giant naan bread

Eastleigh Mela will be celebrating it’s ninth year tomorrow (Sunday 6 July) with an attempt by Hampshire firefighters to break the world record for the world’s largest naan bread. As usual the popular community event will be held on Leigh Road recreation ground with participants and performers from a range of diverse backgrounds such as…

Hampshire firefighters in Balkan rescue mission

Two Hampshire firefighters have flown to the Balkans to assist with a pan-European relief effort after parts of the region suffered the worst flooding in their history. States of emergency have been declared in areas of Serbia and Bosnia, with rivers bursting banks and landslides burying homes. Three people are known to have died so…

Chief Fire Officer to retire

  After ten years at the helm of Hampshire’s Fire and Rescue Service Chief Officer John Bonney has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Bonney, who has been with HFRS for 13 years, announced this week to the organization’s 1,800 staff that he will step down on 31 December…

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…