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Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Neighbour Thanked For Quick Action On Fire

Following a fire this morning [Nov 17] in Warwick, the Fire Service extended their thanks to a neighbour for their “quick thinking in using the hose to contain the fire,” saying that the “fire had the potential to be a lot worse” without their quick intervention.The Fire Service said, “At approximately 8:04am on Friday,... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Devonshire

BFRS Extinguish Vehicle Fire In Devonshire

At approximately 6:16pm this evening [Nov 16], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Rec View Hill in Devonshire.Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Delton White said, “The vehicle was reported to have visible smoke and flames emitting from the engine compartment of the car. “The Fire Service responded... Read more of this article

Photos: BFRS Welcomes Five New Firefighters

Photos: BFRS Welcomes Five New Firefighters

Calling them “examples of the best of Bermuda”, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines yesterday [Nov 6] welcomed five new firefighters to the ranks of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS]. Before a gathering of family, friends and fellow officers, Mahkye Steede, Jordan Govia, Amani Wears, Christopher Clarke Jr and Mathew Mills “passed... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguish Car Fire In St. David’s

Fire Service Extinguish Car Fire In St. David’s

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a vehicle fire on Sofar Lane in St. Davids at approximately 2:52am this morning [Oct 30]. “Two firefighters dressed in full protective gear then used a combination of water and foam to extinguish the fire due to its intensity,” the BFRS said.Fire Service spokesperson Staff Officer Delton... Read more of this article

Five Firefighters Return From Overseas Training

Five Firefighters Return From Overseas Training

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] recently had five recruit firefighters — Christopher Clarke, Jordan Govia, Matthew Mills, Mahkye Steede and Amani Wears — return from overseas training at the Engineering Extension Service department of Texas A&M University in Texas. The BFRS spokesperson said they  “were part of a grueling... Read more of this article

Photos: Robertson’s Store Reopens Both Floors

Photos: Robertson’s Store Reopens Both Floors

Following the fire in September that caused extensive damage – including the roof collapsing – at the Robertson’s Drug Store building in St. George’s, the business has now re-opened both floors to the public, with new ‘everyday’ and Christmas stock on the shelves. A Robertson’s spokesperson told Bernews that both floors... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Three Fire Officers Promoted

Photos & Video: Three Fire Officers Promoted

Earlier today [Oct 11], the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, joined members of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] to recognize the promotion of three fire officers.Minister Caines, who addressed officers, family and friends on the occasion of the promotion to Divisional Officer of Lieutenants Aaron Denkins, Troy Furbert and Mark... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fire Safety Awareness Week

Photos & Video: Fire Safety Awareness Week

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] annual Fire Safety Awareness Week kicked off earlier today [Oct 9], with this year’s activities focusing on the theme of “Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out”. The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines supported the BF&RS’s awareness efforts today by participating in a fire safety demonstration,... Read more of this article

Video: Fire Safety Awareness Week To Be Held

Video: Fire Safety Awareness Week To Be Held

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] is promoting Fire Safety Awareness Week, which will take place from Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 13. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out”, and the BFRS is hosting events all next week aimed at raising awareness about fire safetyThe BFRS will be hosting a number... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Fire Safety Coloring Book Launch

Photos/Video: Fire Safety Coloring Book Launch

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] held a launch for their inaugural Fire Safety Activity and Coloring book today [Sept 15] at the Hamilton Fire Station. “The book titled, ‘Curtis’ Fire Safety Activity and Coloring Book’, marks an historical event, as it is the first ever written, illustrated, designed, produced, printed and... Read more of this article

Fire Service Respond To St. David’s Dryer Blaze

Fire Service Respond To St. David’s Dryer Blaze

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire tonight [Sept 11] at a home located in the Sofar Lane area of St. David’s. Bystanders indicate that the incident involved a dryer fire which was extinguished by residents with the help of a fire extinguisher supplied by a nearby neighbour. The Fire Service arrived and entered the property... Read more of this article

Photos: Robertson’s Re-Opens After Fire

Photos: Robertson’s Re-Opens After Fire

Following the September 2 fire that caused extensive damage – including the roof collapsing – at the Robertson’s Drug Store building in St. George’s, the business has re-opened to the public.While the building still needs major repairs they were able to open the lower level of the store, with the owners and staff working extremely... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguishes House Fire In Sandys

Fire Service Extinguishes House Fire In Sandys

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire on Tribe Road #6 in Sandys last night [Sept 5], with four vehicles and 10 personnel attending. Spokesperson Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis said, “We responded to a house fire where we entered the building amidst heavy smoke conditions to ensure all occupants were accounted for and safe. “During... Read more of this article