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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

Police Confirm Death Of 89-Year-Old Man

Police Confirm Death Of 89-Year-Old Man

The police have confirmed the sad news that an 89-year-old man has died after a fire in Devonshire apartment building. A police spokesperson said, “Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can confirm that the 89-year-old man seriously injured in a fire at a Devonshire apartment building Thursday, 17th March 2022 was subsequently pronounced dead at... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Fire & Rescue Man From Home

BFRS Extinguish Fire & Rescue Man From Home

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a fire on Devon Spring Lane in Devonshire today, with firefighters removing an elderly man from the apartment, who was then transported to hospital. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday March 17th 2022 at 5:30pm, BFRS Dispatch received a report of a structural fire with one person reported trapped... Read more of this article

Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Smiths

Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Smiths

The Bermuda and Fire Rescue Service extinguished a fire in Smiths this afternoon [March 13]. A spokesperson said, “On Sunday March 13, 2022 at 12:12pm, BFRS dispatch received a report of a vehicle fire at Tamarisk Hill, North Shore, Smiths. “One appliance from Hamilton Station responded with four firefighters. On arrival the fire crew saw... Read more of this article

Photos: Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Pembroke

Photos: Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Pembroke

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a building in Pembroke last night. A spokesperson said, “On March 12, 2022 at 9:51pm, Bermuda and Fire Rescue Service Dispatch received a report of a structural fire at Uppington Crescent, Pembroke. “Fire appliances from the Hamilton and Clearwater Stations responded with a total of eight firefighters. On... Read more of this article

New Aerial Ladder Platform Arrives In Bermuda

New Aerial Ladder Platform Arrives In Bermuda

Firefighters are undergoing training for the new Aerial Ladder Platform which arrived on island last week, and the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service expect to ”bring the vehicle into full service in the coming weeks.”A Government spokesperson said, “On Thursday, 3 March, the Minister of National Security, Renee Ming, visited the... Read more of this article