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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

Deep Fryer Fire At Sung Sing Restaurant

Deep Fryer Fire At Sung Sing Restaurant

At approximately 9:25am this morning [Jan 12] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a report of a “deep fryer involved with fire” at the Sung Sing Restaurant on Victoria Street in Hamilton. The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the incident with one fire appliance staffed with 4 firefighters. Fire service spokesperson Sergeant... Read more of this article

Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire In Sandys

Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire In Sandys

At approximately 10:34am today [Jan 11] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a report of a shed on fire on Olive Lane in Sandys. The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the incident with 2 fire appliance staffed with 8 firefighters.Fire service spokesperson, Sergeant Delton White said, “Upon arrival we found a motorcycle repair... Read more of this article

BFRS: Safety Tips When Using Heating Devices

BFRS: Safety Tips When Using Heating Devices

In an effort to encourage fire safety during the cold winter season, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] has released safety tips regarding the use of heating devices. A BFRS spokesperson said, “Fire is fast! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for... Read more of this article

Woman Attempts To Start Fire During Altercation

Woman Attempts To Start Fire During Altercation

Two women were having a verbal altercation on Christmas Eve in Southampton and one “threw what is believed to be gas on the victim” and “then got a lighter and tried to start a fire but she was unsuccessful.” This is according to a police statement, which said, “On December 24th, patrons were leaving the Southampton Rangers... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BFRS Firefighter Of Year

Photos & Video: BFRS Firefighter Of Year

On Friday, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service held a special event to honor the Firefighter of the Year in memory of William Eugene Glasford, an ex Firefighter who passed away in 1997. The award was created by his family [wife - Delores Glasford, daughter - Dionne Glasford and son - William "Billy" Glasford, who is also a Firefighter] in 1998 to encourage... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a boat fire early this morning in Southampton, with a “50 foot plus sailboat with smoke smoldering from the cabin area,” with the BFRS saying they “were able to access the boat via the assistance of local boatman, Mr. Andrew Marshall, to whom we would like to express our thanks.”The... Read more of this article

Councillor In Bermuda During Grenfell Fire

Councillor In Bermuda During Grenfell Fire

Elizabeth Campbell, the leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, did not attend a national memorial for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, following a request from bereaved families. Mrs. Campbell, who has been criticized for being ‘out of touch’ with the tower block’s residents, revealed she was on holiday in Bermuda when the... Read more of this article