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BPS Investigation Underway Into Minibus Fire

BPS Investigation Underway Into Minibus Fire

Inquiries are underway after a Happy Valley Child Care Centre minibus was damaged by fire on Sunday [June 16]. A police spokesperson said, “Inquiries are underway after a Happy Valley Child Care Centre minibus was damaged by fire. “Police officers and firefighters responded to the incident, which was reported around 10am Sunday, June 16th – but... Read more of this article

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel conducting simulated water rescue training responded to a call for assistance on Monday [June 10] after boaters in the area couldn’t get their vessel’s engine started.A BFRS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service is participating in a Multi-agency Rescue Craft Training workshop... Read more of this article

Video: BFRS Home Fire Safety Visit Program

Video: BFRS Home Fire Safety Visit Program

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] launched their free Home Fire Safety Visit program on Saturday [June 8] in the town of St. George’s. St. George’s Town Crier David Frith welcomed BFRS Chief Reginald Lloyd Burchall, BFRS mascot Sparky the Fire dog and several firefighters from the Hamilton and Clearwater Fire Stations. Fire Service Chaplin... Read more of this article

BFRS Introducing Free Home Fire Safety Visits

BFRS Introducing Free Home Fire Safety Visits

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] is introducing a free service which will see BFRS staff available to visit the homes of the general public to offer advice on fire prevention. The official launch of the program will take place tomorrow [June 8] at the Town Square in St. George’s 11.00am – 1.00pm. Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To Vehicle Incident In Smiths

BFRS Respond To Vehicle Incident In Smiths

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a vehicle fire in Smiths this morning [May 21] and arrived to find smoke coming from a derelict taxi, according to officials.BFRS Staff Officer Sergeant Allan Wilkinson said, “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a call via 911 reporting a vehicle fire at the junction of Harrington Hundreds... Read more of this article

Worker Suffers Minor Burns In Industrial Accident

Worker Suffers Minor Burns In Industrial Accident

A 48-year-old male worker refuelling a power washer on Sunday [May 19] is understood to have sustained minor burns to his hands after fumes from the fuel ignited, according to police. A police spokesperson said, “It now appears that the industrial accident that occurred around 8:45am Sunday, May 19th involved a 48-year-old male worker refuelling a... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To Fire Incident In Hamilton

BFRS Respond To Fire Incident In Hamilton

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a fire incident this morning [May 19] located on Church Street outside of the Washington Mall building complex. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and police personnel attended the scene where bystanders reported seeing a small blaze near some industrial equipment that was extinguished. Further details are limited... Read more of this article

Police: 911 Is Now Operational, 295-0011 Is Not

Police: 911 Is Now Operational, 295-0011 Is Not

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] are asking the public to call 292-5555 for all emergencies of a medical or fire nature until further notice. A BFRS spokesperson said, “Due to technical difficulties experienced at the police communications center we are asking the public to call 292-5555 and press 0 for all emergencies of a... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Bucket Lift Fire In St. David’s

BFRS Extinguish Bucket Lift Fire In St. David’s

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a fire this afternoon [April 29] on Mount Road in St. David’s. The fire appeared to be contained to the engine compartment of a mobile bucket hi-lift. BFRS personnel extinguished the fire and it did not appear that anyone suffered any injuries. Further details are limited at this time, however... Read more of this article

AIRCARE Demonstrates Fire Protection System

AIRCARE Demonstrates Fire Protection System

AIRCARE recently carried out “the first controlled fire burn of its type in Bermuda” in order to “demonstrate the efficacy of a sprinkler-based fire suppression system.” A spokesperson said, “The time between a fire igniting and the arrival of the fire service is approximately 12 minutes at a minimum. During those 12 minutes... Read more of this article

Motorcycle Fire Extinguished In Hamilton Parish

Motorcycle Fire Extinguished In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a motorcycle fire this afternoon [April 19], located on North Shore Road in the Shelly Bay, Hamilton Parish area near the junction with Radnor Road. Traffic flow through the area was restricted as officials dealt with the blaze. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.Update... Read more of this article

Fire In Vessel Engine Room Safely Extinguished

Fire In Vessel Engine Room Safely Extinguished

A fire in the engine room of a Tug/Barge was extinguished and the vessel was able to safely make its way to St. George’s Harbour. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday 10th April, 5:38 pm. Bermuda Radio received a telephone call from Crisson’s company reporting that their Tug / Barge had a fire in the engine room,... Read more of this article

Hamilton Waterfront Structure Fire Extinguished

Hamilton Waterfront Structure Fire Extinguished

[Updated] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel attended a fire this afternoon [April 2] located at the structure that houses the new Visitor Services Centre on the Hamilton waterfront. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus were seen heading into the structure. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. The two-level... Read more of this article