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Video: Fire Service Extinguish Paget Blaze

Video: Fire Service Extinguish Paget Blaze

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to what appears to be a brush fire in Paget tonight [Aug 13] with at least two fire service vehicles seen at the location.Fire service personnel brought the fire under control and continue to wet down the area involved. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as... Read more of this article

Three Motorcycles ‘Set On Fire’ In Hamilton

Three Motorcycles ‘Set On Fire’ In Hamilton

[Updated] Emergency service personnel responded to the Bulls Head Car Park in Hamilton at around 5:30am this morning [July 21] as “three motorcycles were set on fire,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Police Service responded to a report of an incident that took... Read more of this article

New Ladder Truck, Recruits To Train Overseas

New Ladder Truck, Recruits To Train Overseas

The thirteen new Fire Service recruits will travel to Canada for training, the Fire Service is completing negotiations with an overseas vendor for a new ladder truck, and they have also started talks with vendors for a new ambulance to support the only BFRS ambulance currently in service. This was from Minister of National Security Wayne Caines as he... Read more of this article

Fire Service: Safety Tips For Grilling Food

Fire Service: Safety Tips For Grilling Food

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service is launching a Fire and Life Safety Awareness Campaign, with a series of safety messages targeting the community, with the first safety tip focused on grilling. The Chief Fire Officer, Reginald Burchall said, “Our goal is to raise awareness on safety by the delivery of monthly messages to the public throughout the... Read more of this article

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