Tag: HFRS

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…

Roof destroyed after lightning strike

A home in Shirrel Heath had its roof completely destroyed by fire following a thunderstorm last nigh. Around 45 firefighters from Wickham, Bishops Waltham, Droxford, Fareham and Hightown attended a five pump roof fire in a two storey dwelling last night at around 8pm Firefighters had to use breathing apparatus and an aerial ladder platform…

Fire destroys industrial unit in Fair Oak

An industrial unit off Allington Lane was totally destroyed by fire yesterday evening. The fire broke out at about 4.20pm within a vehicle repair workshop but blaze escalated into a major incident after an acetylene welding cylinder exploded. Ambulances and police cars raced to the scene close to Allington Manor but there were no casualties…

Appeal for witness after Desborough Rd arson attack

Eastleigh CID and specialist arson investigation officers investigating an arson attack in Desborough Road yesterday evening (October 8) are appealing for a male witness to the incident to come forward. The man was walking past a home in Desborough Road when he spotted a car on fire. He then alerted the occupants of the house. …

“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…

Crews fight roof fire in Bursledon

Nearly 60 firefighters battled to save three terraced properties in Bursledon tonight (June 10). Control operators mobilised crews following a 999 call at 16:45 to Salterns Lane and crews arrived to discover the roof of one of the three-storey properties well alight. The roof of the first property collapsed, while the rest of the building was…

Eastleigh control room operators to the rescue!

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Logo

Hampshire Fire and Rescue control operators based at Eastleigh provided vital survival advice to an elderly lady, 83 with limited mobility when a fire broke out in her kitchen. On Sunday (7 April) the Fareham fire crew came to the rescue of the 83 year-old resident who was trapped in her house. During the call control room…

Make a splash at Eastleigh fire station

    Firefighters in Eastleigh are preparing to roll up their sleeves this Saturday (March 16) to take part in the National Car Wash this March, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity’s largest national fundraising event of…

Make a difference! Volunteer for the fire service

HFRS new Gold kit

  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service needs more people in the Test Valley area to join its successful team of volunteers. The requirement is not for firefighters, but for people who would like to support their local area. The existing network of volunteers have already made a real difference to their local communities, with projects…

Body found in Valley Park van fire

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.

Man burnt in chip pan ‘fireball’

A 25-year-old man has tonight received burns to his hand, and had parts of his eyebrows and eyelids singed off after trying to extinguish a chip pan fire in his home in Chandlers Ford. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are now warning the public over dangers of extinguishing chip pan fires with water and not…

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…

Local Fire Crews in Horse Box Rescue

Fire Crews attend trapped horse

A Fire and Rescue crew form Eastleigh took part in a difficult animal rescue after a horse  jumped over the partition of its horse box as its owner drove along  the B335 at Twyford yesterday afternoon.  (August 9). Hampshire Fire and rescue were alerted to the trapped horse at around 5pm after its owner heard…