Tag: HFRS

Scouts rescued from mud at Itchen Valley

A scout group has been recovered from marshland in Itchen Valley Country Park near Southampton this afternoon. At about 4.30 this afternoon a multi-agency operation helped rescue 16 scouts and three leaders as they became stuck in marshland at Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance, Solent Coastguard and…

Firefighters get new kit

Firefighters in Hampshire will be sporting a new and improved gold-colour fire kit from today, replacing the previous dark-colour kit. The new personal protection equipment  will also include helmets, gloves and boots which form part of the new kit. The new kit delivers a high technical specification and a more ergonomic design therefore increasing its…

Put it out – Right out

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding smokers on National No Smoking Day that careless handling and disposal of cigarettes is the single biggest killer in house fires across the country. With a steady decline in the number of smokers, the overall number of fires triggered by cigarettes is small, but with over 90 fire…

£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…

Eastleigh Firefighter honoured

An Eastleigh Firefighter has been awarded a ‘top gong’ in the New Years Honours List. Peter Crook has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours list, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international search and rescue during his 32 year career with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Queen’s…

100 firefighters tackle hospital blaze

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have told how over 100 firefighters successfully fought a ferocious a fire at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. Although they succeeded in preventing the blaze from spreading there are fears that the £800,000 MRI scanner at the Winchester and Eastleigh Health Care Trust’s flagship hospital has been destroyed. Crews from…

Fire at Heinz Burt close

At 19:24 yesterday evening  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Heinz Burts Close . The fire was located on the first floor of a three story residential building which fronted Leigh Road. Control operators mobilised two fire appliances from Eastleigh. A total of 9 firefighters quickly brought the fire under…