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BFRS: Two House Fires Extinguished Today

BFRS: Two House Fires Extinguished Today

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished two house fires today [May 26] starting with one on Spring Benny Drive in Sandy’s just after 6.00am this morning and the second on Ewing Street in Pembroke. House Fire #1 The BFRS said, “At approximately 6:10am this morning, Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish ‘Controlled Burn’ In Sandys

BFRS Extinguish ‘Controlled Burn’ In Sandys

Earlier this week, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were called in to extinguish a controlled burn in Sandys after it became a “nuisance to neighbours” The BFRS said, “The fire in question was what we call ‘a controlled burn’, meaning that somebody was supervising the burn of what should be horticultural waste. We were called in... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

Fire Service Extinguish Rosemont Avenue Fire

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire at a property on Rosemont Avenue near Pitts Bay Road this morning [May 20]. Multiple fire service vehicles attended the scene and some fire service personnel could be seen wearing breathing apparatus. Bernews understands a fire was extinguished in an apartment on the property. Further... Read more of this article

Photos: Fire Service Extinguish St George’s Fire

Photos: Fire Service Extinguish St George’s Fire

[Updated with video] Police and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to Convict Bay Lane in St. George’s this evening [April 29] where smoke was seen coming out of a door on the lower level of a condominium unit.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel extinguished a fire and used an extractor to clear smoke from the room which we... Read more of this article

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