Australian Wildfires: Hampshire firefighter to help with recovery

Steve Watters, from Winchester Station, will join 40 other firefighters flying to Canberra where a state of emergency has recently been declared. The mission was organised by firefighter-run charity Tunnel2Towers to re-establish communities and work alongside wildlife organisations The Australian…

Hampshire firefighters see new wellbeing gardens blossom

Two Hampshire fire stations have opened new garden spaces for their firefighters to sit, reflect and reduce the impact of work on their wellbeing. Over the last few months, Redbridge and Havant crews have revitalised parts of their station to…

Awards for Hampshire staff at 14th annual Celebrating Success

A viral safety campaign, raising the bar for diversity, and a huge charity drive scooped a plethora of awards at this year’s Celebrating Success.  The 14th annual event was held at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Eastleigh yesterday (21/11/19). …

Hampshire host ‘best AFSA event ever’

More than 140 people turned out to enjoy what is being hailed as the best AFSA conference ever. Football legend John Barnes and music icon Craig David both put in an appearance at the two-day Spring Conference of the Asian…

A Hartley Wintney Grandfather Has Been Reunited With The Co-Responders Who Saved His Life

A Hartley Wintney grandfather has been reunited with the co-responders who saved his life. Bob Gillatt and his family have visited the fire station to thank the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters who performed CPR and used a defibrillator…

New Deputy Fire Chief Appointed

The new deputy chief fire officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service will be Steve Apter, it has been announced today (January 24). Currently London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner (safety and assurance) he has…

Hampshire firefighter tackles fatal fires in Bangladesh

A highly-skilled Hampshire firefighter has travelled to Bangladesh to help prevent the scourge of fatal fires that is sweeping the refugee camp – which shelter almost a million people. Fire Protection Officer Richard North flew out this week and will be returning…

New generation of on-call firefighters and control staff graduate

On-call firefighters and Control operators were the guests of honour at a Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service passing out parade on Thursday, Oct 18 2018. The event was held to mark the achievement of the 18 men and women who…

Mural unveiling the ‘pièce de résistance’ of historic event

A dazzling mural has been unveiled at a Hampshire fire station as part of a historic event to launch Black History Month. The vividly coloured six metre by one and a half metre image depicting Afro-Caribbean men and women to…

Fire Service: The Best Workers Are Those Able To “Be Themselves”

“You do the best work when you can be yourself.” This is the message from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service which has set up four network groups to ensure everyone who works for the organisation feels supported. These groups are FireINSPIRE,…

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