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Woman Injured In Car On Great Bay Road

Woman Injured In Car On Great Bay Road

Emergency services responded to Great Bay Road in St. David’s just before 7.00pm tonight [August 24] where a woman appears to have been injured while travelling in a car along that road. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and hospital staff tended to the woman before she was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Small Fire In Hamilton Parish

BFRS Extinguish Small Fire In Hamilton Parish

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a small fire on Abbott’s Cliff Close at approximately 2.15pm this afternoon, and said they “discovered a small fire in a bedroom that was quickly extinguished.”Sergeant Russann Francis said, “We responded to a report of a structural fire at Abbott’s Cliff Close. “On... Read more of this article

Photos: Work Continues After Front Street Fire

Photos: Work Continues After Front Street Fire

Work is continuing on Front Street following the July 21 blaze that caused severe damage to a number of buildings. At approximately 4.30am that morning, the fire broke out on Front Street, with Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service deploying 16 vehicles and over 30 members to battle the blaze. The blaze took hours to get under control, and caused major damage... Read more of this article

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

Small Fire At Hamilton Princess, No One Injured

[Updated: The Hamilton Princess confirmed that a chimney over a stove in Marcus’ restaurant caught fire, said “thankfully no one was injured and there was no damage to the hotel.”]Bermuda Fire and Rescue service personnel attended the Hamilton Princess Hotel on Pitts Bay Road tonight [August 23] to an incident that occurred on the property. The... Read more of this article

Raynor To Give Fire Safety Workshops In Atlanta

Raynor To Give Fire Safety Workshops In Atlanta

Bermudian Arthur Raynor [pictured], a Senior Fire Safety Education Specialist for the City of Atlanta Fire Department, has been invited to present fire safety workshops for a conference of The American Association of Service Coordinators [AASC] being held from August 21 to August 24 at The Atlanta Omni CNN Center Hotel. The AASC is a national not-for-profit... Read more of this article

Fire Service Attend Boat Fire In The West End

Fire Service Attend Boat Fire In The West End

[Updated: At 7.29pm, the BFRS responded to a boat that was "fully involved in fire and producing heavy smoke" in Sandys, and eight firefighters "fought through challenges to extinguish the fire." The BFRS said they "owner of the craft sustained minor injuries as a result of the fire and has been taken to KEMH for observation."]Bermuda Fire and Rescue... Read more of this article

Residents Lose Power After Driver Strikes Pole

Residents Lose Power After Driver Strikes Pole

Some Southampton residents woke up to find their power off on Saturday morning as a result of car driver striking an electric light pole on Middle Road in Southampton, however BELCO workers immediately began work, and power was restored less than two hours later. A BELCO spokesperson said, “At approximately ‎5:17am on Saturday morning a mainline... Read more of this article

Fire Being Treated As A “Suspicious Incident”

Fire Being Treated As A “Suspicious Incident”

[Updated] Police and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire this morning [Aug 19] in the doorway of The Athletic Club in Hamilton, saying “it appears that someone threw a flammable liquid at the door” and they “are treating this as a suspicious incident.” A police spokesperson said, “Police and Bermuda... Read more of this article

Court: Taxi Driver’s Collision Appeal Dismissed

Court: Taxi Driver’s Collision Appeal Dismissed

A taxi driver who was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm to a woman by driving his taxi without due care appealed the decision, with the Court dismissing his appeal. The Court’s ruling said, “The Appellant, who appeared in person below, on May 6, 2016 pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’ Court [Wor. Khamisi Tokunbo] to causing grievous... Read more of this article

Co-Pilot Injured During Around The Island

Co-Pilot Injured During Around The Island

A female co-pilot was injured after the “pilot and co-pilot were thrown from the vessel into the water” in the area of Five Star Island during today’s Around The Island Powerboat Race, the police confirmed today. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:30pm this afternoon [14-Aug], police and first responders attended a marine... Read more of this article

Man Injured In Collision On Palmetto Road

Man Injured In Collision On Palmetto Road

Shortly before 9.00pm tonight [Aug 12, emergency services responded to Palmetto Road near the junction with Roberts Avenue where a motorcycle was involved in a collision resulting in a man being injured. Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel tended to the injured man who we understand to be the rider of the motorcycle, before he was transported... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversions, Collision In Southampton

Traffic Diversions, Collision In Southampton

[Updated] Traffic is being diverted in the Middle Road, Southampton area following a three vehicle collision this morning [August 10]. A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:50am this morning, police and first responders attended a report of a three vehicle collision which occurred along Middle Road Southampton near the junction with Church Road. “As... Read more of this article

Photos: Electric Vehicle First Responder Training

Photos: Electric Vehicle First Responder Training

BELCO and Eurocar Ltd today [Aug 9] hosted 22 members of Bermuda’s emergency services personnel to a “First Responder” training course specific to Renault electric vehicles [EVs]. A BELCO spokesperson said, “Run in partnership with Renault, the full day course covered identification of EVs; technical specifications; response procedure for... Read more of this article