Posts Tagged "Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service"

Pioneering work at HFRS attracts fire chiefs from across the world

Firefighters and chiefs from around the world are flocking to the county to look at the innovative techniques and pioneering work carried out by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS). Crews from the US have just visited to learn about…

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Avon Fire & Rescue appoint interim fire chief

An Interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Mike Crennell from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service will be joining the team on a six month contract, temporarily replacing CFO Kevin Pearson….

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Fire service and police exhibition takes off

The stories of two of Hampshire’s emergency services is being told through a historic exhibition that has just opened. Artifacts include uniforms and equipment dating back to the 1700s and a ‘muster bay’ complete with fire pole as well as…

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These people may save your life: Ceremony marks graduation of new firefighters

These are the men and women who will be helping save lives across the county for generations to come. The 27 new Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service full-time firefighters have just graduated after an intensive course instilled in them the…

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Firefighters and police to join forces for missing persons searches

A pioneering partnership between firefighters and police has just been launched which will see both blue light services join forces to search for high-risk missing people – and it is already helping to save lives. The ground-breaking six-month pilot, between…

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Fire charity fundraiser Andrew Impey wins Diana Award

An autistic schoolboy who is undertaking a mammoth fundraising challenge has been honoured with a prestigious Diana Award. Andrew Impey, aged 11, has made it onto the roll of honour for his quest to visit every fire station in the…

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Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry announces retirement

Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. When he steps down from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) he will have been in the top job for three years –…

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Hampshire female sailing team cruise to victory in charity sailing event

A team of fire service women made waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC). HFRS Magenta placed first out of all fire service boats, second overall and first Hampshire boat for the race passage…

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E-cigarette car blaze sparks battery safety warning

A woman suffered burns when the batteries for her e-cigarette exploded while she was driving. The 32-year-old suffered injuries to her hands and hip as the fire started in her coat pocket and spread to her car before she was…

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Hampshire female firefighters plan to make splash at charity sailing event

A team of fire service women hope to make waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC). HFRS Magenta will be sailed by an all-female crew made up of firefighters and non-uniform staff from Hampshire…

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