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Minister Weeks Updates On Airport Fire Services

Minister Weeks Updates On Airport Fire Services

“Today I will table the Fire Safety Amendment Act 2023 which will address the minimum duty strength required at the airport,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3]. The Minister said, “This Bill will amend the Fire Safety Act 2014 to clarify that the National Fire Protection Agency... Read more of this article

Police Officers Extinguish Fire At Warwick Home

Police Officers Extinguish Fire At Warwick Home

Police officers responded to a fire at a Warwick residence, and used a garden hose to extinguish the fire . A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:10 p.m. on Friday, January 27th, 2023, police received a 911 report of a fire at a Warwick residence.  Patrol Officers from the Community Policing Division responded to the report. “Upon arrival... Read more of this article

Three Arrested In Connection With Vehicle Fires

Three Arrested In Connection With Vehicle Fires

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with two vehicle fires in Devonshire this week, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “At 1:15 a.m. today, Friday, January 20th, 2023, police attended a reported vehicle fire involving a motorcar, in the area of Derwent Lane, Devonshire. “Upon arrival officers spoke with a resident... Read more of this article

BFRS Car Wash Raises $2,500 For Charities

BFRS Car Wash Raises $2,500 For Charities

The eleven recruits undergoing training in the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service recently held a car wash to raise funds in aid of the PALS Bermuda and Mirrors Programme charities. The Government posted the photos below online, saying, “A total of $2,500 was raised and a cheque presentation ceremony was held yesterday to present each organisation... Read more of this article

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Pembroke Dump

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Pembroke Dump

The  Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to reports of a fire in the area of the Pembroke Dump, with traffic diversions in place as they battled the blaze, which is now under control as of this morning. A spokesperson said  “At 11.29hrs [11:29pm] a call was received via 911 reporting a fire near the junction of Dutton Avenue and... Read more of this article

Photos: 2022 BFRS Bravery Awards Ceremony

Photos: 2022 BFRS Bravery Awards Ceremony

The Bermuda Fire Service & Rescue [BFRS] held their Bravery Awards ceremony, recognising Dillon Charles, George Dowling, Garon Dowling, Jae Paynter, as well as Sloan and Royce Wakefield.  Read More →

Car Wash Fundraiser At Hamilton Fire Station

Car Wash Fundraiser At Hamilton Fire Station

The new recruits for the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service will be holding car wash fundraiser on Saturday [Dec 17] from 9.00am to 3.00pm at the Hamilton Fire Station. A spokesperson said, “All proceeds will be donated to the Mirrors & P.A.L.S programs. We are encouraging all to attend for this good cause.”  Read More →

Minister Weeks Meets New BFRS Recruits

Minister Weeks Meets New BFRS Recruits

“Following my visit to Clearwater and the Airport Fire stations, I was pleased to meet with the new Bermudian recruits at Central Station as they undergo training,” said Minister of National Security Michael Weeks following his meeting with new recruits and a tour of the Hamilton Fire Station. A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Weeks was... Read more of this article

Video: BFRS Extinguish Brush Fire In Devonshire

Video: BFRS Extinguish Brush Fire In Devonshire

Firefighters extinguished a brush fire in Devonshire this afternoon [Dec 4]. A spokesperson said, “At 1318hrs [1:18pm] a call was received via 911 reporting a brush fire at the junction of Headquarters Hill and BFA Way, Devonshire. “Two Fire appliances, one Fire service water tender and one command car responded with a total of 10 personnel.... Read more of this article

Photos: Minister Weeks Visits Firefighters

Photos: Minister Weeks Visits Firefighters

The Minister of National Security Michael Weeks recently visited the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service’s airport operations division and Clearwater station recently, where he spent time with firefighters to hear about their work and to see them in action. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister also used the opportunity to meet with the... Read more of this article

Structure Fire At Daniel’s Head Extinguished

Structure Fire At Daniel’s Head Extinguished

Multiple calls were received via 911 reporting a fire at Daniel’s Head, with a number of Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] vehicles and personnel responding last night. A spokesperson said, “At 2210hrs [10.10pm], multiple calls were received via 911 reporting a fire at Daniel’s Head [9 Beaches bungalows]. “Four vehicles responded... Read more of this article

Minister Commends Bystanders After Boat Fire

Minister Commends Bystanders After Boat Fire

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks has praised the staff at Dowling’s Marine & Auto Service and boat Captain Sloan Wakefield for leaping into action to avert a possible tragic outcome following the boat fire in the east end. “I want to praise Mr Sloan Wakefield whose heroic and selfless efforts in leaping into action to tow away... Read more of this article

Boat Captain: ‘I Just Did What I Had To Do’

Boat Captain: ‘I Just Did What I Had To Do’

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just did what I had to do.” Humble words from Captain Sloan Wakefield helped avert a possible significant disaster when he towed a boat on fire away from the docks after an explosion rocked the east end. The Atlantic Charters captain had just pulled in to fuel his boat, Tenacious, and the people from his afternoon... Read more of this article