Tag: Fires

Premier Dunkley: “A Tragic Loss We All Share”

Premier Dunkley: “A Tragic Loss We All Share”

[Updated] “A tragic loss we all share,” said Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley today [Oct 31] after hearing of the sudden passing of Firefighter Alvin Baker. “Firefighter Baker was a popular, professional and highly valued member of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and I know that ‘family’ is today mourning... Read more of this article

Events Postponed Due To Firefighters Death

Events Postponed Due To Firefighters Death

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services, Chief Fire Officer, R. Lloyd Burchall confirmed that Fire Safety Awareness Week, which was due to commence next week, will be postponed due to the unexpected passing of firefighter Alvin Baker. Chief Burchall said, “We have made the decision to postpone the Fire Safety Week as we are experiencing the unexpected passing... Read more of this article

BFRS Set To Recognize Fire Safety Week

BFRS Set To Recognize Fire Safety Week

On November 3, 2014, beginning at 10.00am, Fire Safety Awareness Week 2014 will begin with an opening ceremony in the Hamilton Fire Station Recreation Hall. Proceedings that day will include an introduction by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dana Lovell and a welcoming speech by Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall. A spokesperson said, “CFO is inviting... Read more of this article

Fire Service Update On TS Fay Aftermath

Fire Service Update On TS Fay Aftermath

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received 105 emergency calls yesterday [Oct 12] and are still working to address some of these requests. The Fire Service has also issued guidelines for those intending to burn horticultural waste. Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “As of 10pm last... Read more of this article

Photos: House Fire On Hogfish Hill In Smiths

Photos: House Fire On Hogfish Hill In Smiths

A fire broke out on Saturday morning [Oct 4] in the Hogfish Hill area of Smiths, located off of Knapton Hill resulting in what the Fire Service termed a “considerable amount of damage.” According to Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis, the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of “smoke issuing from an... Read more of this article

Firefighters Extinguish Blaze In Warwick Home

Firefighters Extinguish Blaze In Warwick Home

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a house fire in the Bulkhead Drive, Warwick area at approximately 8.45pm tonight [Oct 5]. At least two fire appliances along with other fire service vehicles attended the scene of the fire where personnel equipped with breathing apparatus worked to extinguish the blaze. We understand there were... Read more of this article

Fire Service Responds, Smoking Bus Tires

Fire Service Responds, Smoking Bus Tires

At approximately 2.30pm today [Sept 17] the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a report of what we understand to be smoke emanating from the rear tires of a bus. The bus was located in the Watford Bridge area in Sandys, and the Fire Service were seen spraying water on the back tires of the bus. The police also attended, and it appears that... Read more of this article

Photos: Smoke Emanating From Back Of Bus

Photos: Smoke Emanating From Back Of Bus

[Updated] The motoring public is being advised of traffic delays this afternoon [Sept 9] on Middle Road in Southampton due to an incident involving smoke issuing from a public transportation bus. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “First responders are presently attending a report of smoke coming out of the back of a public transportation... Read more of this article

Exhaust Insulation Fire Extinguished At BELCO

Exhaust Insulation Fire Extinguished At BELCO

[Updated with Fire Service statement] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service this afternoon [Sept 4] responded to the Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] complex on Serpentine Road to a reported fire.A BELCO spokesperson said, “At approximately 3:00pm today, the insulation surrounding the exhaust system of an engine caught fire at BELCO. The... Read more of this article

Rider Escapes Injury As Flames Engulf Cycle

Rider Escapes Injury As Flames Engulf Cycle

At approximately 3.38pm on Tuesday [Aug 19] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a cycle fire on South Road near the junction with Middle Road in Paget. The bike was completely destroyed by the fire, and a nearby building also suffered some damage as a result of the blaze. The rider apparently indicated that he stopped the bike... Read more of this article


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