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Consumer Affairs: Fire Extinguisher Recall

Consumer Affairs: Fire Extinguisher Recall

Consumer Affairs is advising Bermuda residents that a repeat recall alert issued on November 2, 2017 has been reissued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] for two styles of Kidde Fire Extinguishers, including plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers. A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

WHM: Firefighter Lieutenant Russann Francis

WHM: Firefighter Lieutenant Russann Francis

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Nadia Laws] Russann Francis was looking for a challenge when she joined the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service at age 28. She applied not sure of what it entailed to join the organization, but quickly realised she had the determination and right mindset to succeed. Today, Lieutenant Francis is the highest... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Fire Service Extinguish Brush Fire

Photos/Video: Fire Service Extinguish Brush Fire

[Updated with video] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service have responded to a brush fire tonight [March 19] located in the area of The Glebe Road near the junction with Parson’s Road in Pembroke.The fire has been extinguished but fire service personnel remain on scene wetting down hot spots. Police have diverted traffic away from the scene. Further... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Thanks Bermuda Fire Service

Minister Caines Thanks Bermuda Fire Service

“I wish to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of the BF&RS for not only battling the marsh fire, but also for safeguarding and protecting the affected residents in the surrounding area,” said Minister of National Security Wayne Caines. His comments follow after a fire broke out at Devonshire Marsh yesterday, with... Read more of this article

BFRS: Devonshire Marsh Fire Is Under Control

BFRS: Devonshire Marsh Fire Is Under Control

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] The Devonshire Marsh fire is under control. Divisional Commander Mark Taylor told Bernews the fire was “finally contained” prior to 3:20 pm. “We’re just doing some mop-up work now. We’re wetting down some hot spots.” As he was speaking a water truck had arrived, and the fire engine connected its hose... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Fire In Devonshire Marsh Area

Photos & Videos: Fire In Devonshire Marsh Area

[Updating] Firefighters are currently battling a blaze in the marsh area of Devonshire this morning [March 17], with flames seen in the marsh as smoke pours into the air. Lieutenant Francis of the BFRS said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Emergency Dispatch Center received a call for a brush fire at 0820hrs in the marsh near the Island Construction... Read more of this article

Video: Parliament Evacuated Due To Fire Alarm

Video: Parliament Evacuated Due To Fire Alarm

[Updated with video] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel attended Parliament grounds this afternoon [March 2] where an activated fire alarm resulted in the building being evacuated during the budget debate.Members of Parliament could be seen gathering outside the building while Fire Service personnel investigated the alarm. People were allowed... Read more of this article

BFRS: Hotel Chef Sustains “Minor Injuries”

BFRS: Hotel Chef Sustains “Minor Injuries”

A hotel chef was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital with “minor injuries” this morning [Feb 11] according to the BFRS. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis said, “On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:41am, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Emergency Dispatch Center received an emergency call... Read more of this article

Minister Welcomes 13 New Fire Service Recruits

Minister Welcomes 13 New Fire Service Recruits

The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines recently joined the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service to welcome 13 new recruits to Recruit Course 2018, which the Ministry noted is the “first Recruit Course in 20 years to include a female recruit among its ranks.”During his visit, Minister Caines took the opportunity to stress the importance... Read more of this article

BFRS Reminds Of New Fire Safety Regulations

BFRS Reminds Of New Fire Safety Regulations

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] is reminding the public to follow fire safety regulations which came into effect on January 1, 2018. A spokesperson said, “The public should be aware that the Fire Safety Act 2014 was created to consolidate all references to Fire and Life Safety within other department’s legislations under one Act... Read more of this article

Police: ‘Controlled Burn’ On Marshall’s Island

Police: ‘Controlled Burn’ On Marshall’s Island

Noting that they have received calls about a fire on Marshall’s Island in the Great Sound this morning [Jan 22], the police have confirmed the fire is a “controlled burn.” A police spokesperson said, “Police have received calls about a fire on Marshall’s Island in the Great Sound this morning and can confirm that the fire is a ‘controlled... Read more of this article

Hobby Zone Plan To ‘Keep Pushing’ After Fire

Hobby Zone Plan To ‘Keep Pushing’ After Fire

Following a fire at their Sandys location earlier this month, Club Hobby Zone said although it damaged many of their bikes and tools, it has not diminished their faith, and said “we have to keep pushing to realize the full potential of the endeavor.” The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service previously confirmed that on January 11th they received... Read more of this article

Cake Box In Oven Ignites At Home In Smiths

Cake Box In Oven Ignites At Home In Smiths

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service have had a busy morning, as in addition to the overturned van in St David’s and deep fryer fire at Sung Sing Restaurant in Hamilton, they also responded to an oven fire at a residence in Smiths, with a cake box in the oven starting to ignite, as the oven had been turned on without the resident realizing that... Read more of this article