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BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Instruction

BFRS To Conduct Emergency Driving Instruction

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] is advising “that it will conduct an emergency driving instruction on the roads during the weeks of 8 August and 15 August.” A spokesperson said, “The public should be aware that during instruction, the increased use of sirens may cause a degree of concern or distress, for which the BFRS... Read more of this article

Video: Structural Fire On Church Street

Video: Structural Fire On Church Street

Firefighters extinguished a “structural fire” on Church Street in Hamilton this morning [Aug 1]. A spokesperson said, “On Monday August 1, 2022 at 8:36am BFRS Dispatch received a report of a confirmed fire in a multi floor structure on Church Street, Hamilton. “BFRS responded with two appliances from Hamilton Station with six... Read more of this article

Vessel Towed After Electrical Fire Onboard

Vessel Towed After Electrical Fire Onboard

A 30ft vessel was towed ashore after there was an electrical fire onboard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 3rd July, 5:28 pm. – A caller onboard a 30ft Pleasure Craft near Morgans Point in the Great Sound reported an electrical fire onboard. “The fire had been successfully extinguished, leaving the vessel... Read more of this article

Minister On Temporary Overseas Firefighters

Minister On Temporary Overseas Firefighters

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks provided some additional information on the plans to hire temporary overseas firefighters to provide coverage at L.F. Wade International Airport. This follows after the Minister’s statement in Parliament on Friday which said that in order to meet an increased amount of certified aircraft rescue firefighters... Read more of this article

Ten Overseas Firefighters To Assist At Airport

Ten Overseas Firefighters To Assist At Airport

In order to meet an increased amount of certified aircraft rescue firefighters needed per crew at the airport, the Government has “sourced ten 10 suitably qualified firefighters to come to Bermuda in July, initially for 3 months,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said, explaining that it is a “temporary measure”... Read more of this article

Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall Retiring

Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall Retiring

Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall is retiring after “40 years of distinguished service,” with Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dana Lovell to serve as Acting Fire Chief with immediate effect.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security today advised of the retirement of Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall. “Mr.... Read more of this article

BFRS To Commence Recruitment Process

BFRS To Commence Recruitment Process

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] will commence a recruitment process for 11 firefighters starting tomorrow [April 29]. Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks, said, “I am pleased that the recruitment process will begin. This will bolster the ranks of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. I would encourage women and men looking for a... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Fire Service Management

Minister Meets With Fire Service Management

On April 21st, Minister of National Security Michael Weeks  ”met with the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BF&RS] leadership at the Hamilton Fire Station as part of his familiarisation with the uniformed services under his Ministry.” Minister Weeks said, “I am aware of the vital role that the BF&RS plays in saving lives and... Read more of this article

Fire Service Pass Vote Of No Confidence In CFO

Fire Service Pass Vote Of No Confidence In CFO

Members of the Bermuda Fire Service Association have passed a vote of no confidence in Chief Fire Officer Burchall, saying that “this vote has been not taken lightly, but there have been numerous and unsatisfied concerns tabled before Senior Management and various Ministers over many years.” The Bermuda Fire Services Association said, “The... Read more of this article

Notice Of Declaration Of Labour Dispute

Notice Of Declaration Of Labour Dispute

A “labour dispute exists between the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Fire Service Association” and it has been referred to the  Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal. This is according to an official notice - dated April 14, 2022 and signed by Acting Minister of Economy and Labour Kim Wilson –  which said, “Pursuant... Read more of this article

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Tynes Bay Facility

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Tynes Bay Facility

Firefighters extinguished a fire at the Tynes Bay Waste Facility in Devonshire this evening [April 12]. A spokesperson said, “At 6:15pm on Tuesday April 12th, 2022, BFRS Dispatch received a report of a structural fire at Tynes Bay Waste Facility in Devonshire. “BFRS responded with two appliances, one from Hamilton Station and one from Clearwater... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire On Parsons Road

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire On Parsons Road

The Bermuda and Fire Rescue Service extinguished a vehicle fire in Pembroke early this morning [April 7]. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday April 7th, 2022 at 4:17am, BFRS received a report of a vehicle on fire on Parsons Road, Pembroke. One appliance from Hamilton Station responded with a total of four firefighters. “On arrival, fire crews... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 89-Yr-Old James Brown

Police Confirm Death Of 89-Yr-Old James Brown

The police have now confirmed the death of 89-year-old James H. Brown. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 89-year-old James H. Brown and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr. Brown, a Devon Spring Lane resident, was seriously injured in a fire at his Devonshire home around 5:30pm... Read more of this article