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Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

[Written by Don Burgess] A 54-year-old Devonshire man pled guilty to charges connected with pulling a fire alarm at the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building. Jerry Williams said this was a case of “the hero being turned into the villain” as he claimed that on August 10th, he only pulled the fire alarm to save the court from a tragedy. Mr Williams admitted... Read more of this article

Fire Service Respond To Pitts Bay Road Incident

Fire Service Respond To Pitts Bay Road Incident

At approximately 11.54pm tonight [Jan 29], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of smoke at Wellesley House on Pitts Bay Road. The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded with two vehicles staffed with 8 personnel according to the spokesperson. Fire Service spokesperson Staff Officer Delton White said that “On our arrival... Read more of this article

‘All Clear’ After Airport Fire Alarm Activated

‘All Clear’ After Airport Fire Alarm Activated

[Updated] As of 7.55pm this evening [May 6] police can be seen at the airport, and traffic is being restricted in the area. We are awaiting an official statement, however we unofficially understand that emergency personnel are on scene as the fire alarm was activated again. This is second time this has happened in recent days, following after the fire... Read more of this article

Fire Alarm Activated At Airport, Protocols In Place

Fire Alarm Activated At Airport, Protocols In Place

Emergency personnel can be seen at the airport this afternoon [April 28] and traffic is being restricted in the area, with the protocols being put into place in the “abundance of caution” following the activation of a fire alarm. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines confirmed that a fire alarm was activated at the airport, and said in the... Read more of this article

Kitchen Trash Fire, Sauna Fire And A Fire Alarm

Kitchen Trash Fire, Sauna Fire And A Fire Alarm

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service tonight [Mar 22] responded to reports of fire at a home in Sandys, a report of fire at a home in Pembroke, and a fire alarm in an apartment complex in the City of Hamilton. The BFRS said, “At approximately 8:42 pm on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a house... Read more of this article

Fire Alarm Goes Off In Magistrates Court Building

Fire Alarm Goes Off In Magistrates Court Building

A fire alarm sounded in the Magistrates Court building today [Dec 31], resulting in people leaving the building and bringing the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service to the scene in order to investigate. By 11.30am the situation was cleared, and everyone is making their way back inside the building. Related StoriesFire Service Respond To Pitts... Read more of this article

Airport Evacuated After Fire Alarm Activation

Airport Evacuated After Fire Alarm Activation

There was a full evacuation of the terminal building at L.F. Wade International Airport this afternoon [Sept 30] after a fire alarm was activated at 2.27pm. A spokesperson said, “Construction personnel carrying out work at the L.F. Wade International Airport inadvertently set off the fire alarm at 2:27 pm this afternoon, resulting in a full evacuation... Read more of this article

Fire Service Responds To Front Street Bar

Fire Service Responds To Front Street Bar

At approximately 10.45pm tonight [Apr 1], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended the Café Cairo Restaurant and Bar to a report of smoke issuing from the roof of the building.A passerby had reported seeing smoke and embers emitting from the roof of the establishment. On arrival, Fire Service personnel determined that a log had been lit in the... Read more of this article

Man Denies Damage, False Fire Alarm Charges

Man Denies Damage, False Fire Alarm Charges

In Magistrates Court this morning [June 19] Jerry Williams, 49, pleaded not guilty to  charges alleging that on June 16 he had unlawfully damaged police property and had caused a false alarm to go off. It was alleged that he had been put in the police cells and, after that, he had taken his cigarette lighter from his back pocket and had used that to... Read more of this article

Court Building Evacuated Due To Fire Alarm

Court Building Evacuated Due To Fire Alarm

[Updated] This morning [May 28] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building, in a scene that saw the building evacuated while Court was in session. According to an employee of the building, a fire alarm had gone off, but very quickly it was deemed safe for all to return to the building.Update 12.03pm: A police... Read more of this article

Fire Alarm Forces Office Building Evacuation

Fire Alarm Forces Office Building Evacuation

Staff from the government offices located within Global House on Church Street were seen evacuating the building shortly after 1.00pm today [Mar 21].We unofficially understand that the fire alarm was activated and the Bermuda Fire Service attended the location. After investigating the cause of the alarm, we understand that it was determined to be... Read more of this article

Hospital Partially Evacuated After Alarm Goes Off

Hospital Partially Evacuated After Alarm Goes Off

At approximately 9:45am this morning [Nov 20] the hospital — except for patient wards — was evacuated after the fifth floor fire alarm was activated. There was no actual fire, and staff remained outside for approximately half an hour until the technicians cleared the alarm and reset the system.A spokesperson said: “BHB confirms that... Read more of this article

Fire Alarm Activation Was ‘Act Of Vandalism’

Fire Alarm Activation Was ‘Act Of Vandalism’

It appears the fire alarm activation at the airport this weekend was an act of vandalism and the matter is now under investigation, a Ministry of Transport spokesperson said. On Sunday [Aug 26] the gate to the LF Wade International Airport was closed as passengers and staff were evacuated from the building.A Transport Ministry spokesperson said,... Read more of this article