Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Migrate to Infographics

Infographics UK Ltd., a specialist software manufacturer and Microsoft® Gold Partner, today announced Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has gone live with their new Microsoft Azure Managed Service option. Azure is Microsoft’s global cloud platform for building, deploying and…

Hampshire female sailing team cruise to victory in charity sailing event

A team of fire service women made waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC). HFRS Magenta placed first out of all fire service boats, second overall and first Hampshire boat for the race passage…

Hampshire’s first female assistant fire chief aims to be role model

Hampshire’s first female fire chief says she feels privileged to be blazing a trail for women in the service and will strive to be a role model for the firefighters of tomorrow. The former head of Knowledge Management for Hampshire…

Firefighters brave freezing conditions in extreme weather training

An elite team of Hampshire firefighters has been undergoing extreme weather training in Denmark where temperatures can drop as low as minus 16C. The nine-man group camped out in the unforgiving conditions and tackled disaster simulations involving earthquakes and tsunamis…

From runner with love: Firefighter runs 20 marathons in one year in tribute to late wife

A firefighter has completed 20 marathons in one year as an emotional tribute to his late wife – and raised more than £10,000 for charity. Steve Holder, from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, ran marathons across the UK as well…

£1m sprinkler system will help preserve the world’s most famous warship for generations

It is the most famous warship in the world and for years reigned supreme on the high seas, terrifying enemy fleets as it hoved into view. The 250-year-old vessel led the Royal Navy in battles during the Napoleonic Wars, the…

Plaudits go to long-serving firefighter at glitzy event

​​​The most long-serving operational firefighter in the country has been given a prestigious accolade and a standing ovation by his peers. Watch Manager Chas McGill took to the stage at the national Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards on Friday…

Hampshire fire officer picked for top London role

A fire chief who is taking on one of the top jobs in the country describes himself as “an accidental firefighter”. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Assistant Chief Officer Steve Apter has been handpicked to be London Fire Brigade’s Interim…

Bad parking and bizarre driving sparks fire service campaign

A new campaign has been launched as fire chiefs say the number of incidents in which motorists hinder emergency service vehicles with erratic driving and poor parking is worse than ever before. The #INeedMySpace campaign from Hampshire Fire and Rescue…

Gold award for fire service public engagement work

A gold standard grade has been delivered to Hampshire’s fire and rescue service for its involvement of the public and its staff in the reshaping of its services. The Consultation Institute (TCI) described the work of the Service over the…

World’s top firefighters go for gold at rescue ‘Olympics’

The world’s top teams will be showcasing their skills in Hampshire this week at what has been dubbed “the firefighter Olympics”. The UK Rescue Organisation (UKRO) 2016 Challenge will see the best teams showcase their skills as the service throws…

Hampshire scoops national equality awards

Hampshire has swept the Women in the Fire Service (WFS) awards for its work in helping to promote equality and diversity. The county has won two of the three silver gongs presented with the national accolades going to Jim Gilbert…

Earthquake drill puts students through their paces

An earthquake exercise has been held by the University of Portsmouth and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Students, who are studying for their masters degrees in crisis disaster management, also had to deal with bomb scares, kidnappings and civil war…

Fundraiser, 10, beats £999 target for The Fire Fighters Charity

An autistic schoolboy has smashed his £999 fundraising target for The Fire Fighters Charity after embarking on an epic challenge. Andrew Impey, 10, vowed to visit all 2,500 fire stations in the UK and Ireland and has already ticked off…

Major explosion exercise for emergency services

Collapsed concrete walls and twisted wooden beams were among the hazards emergency services and medical teams had to deal with at an intense training exercise. The drill at Southampton General Hospital simulated the aftermath of an explosion and included about…

The future of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – final decision on frontline service changes

Proposals on the future of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have today (February 24) been approved by the county’s Fire Authority. The plans were drawn up by the Service following a comprehensive review of its frontline services. A formal consultation…

Successful major fire exercise at Osborne House

Emergency services along with English Heritage simulated a fire at Osborne House as part of a major training exercise on Sunday 27 September 2015. Fire crews from both the Isle of Wight and Hampshire worked closely with colleagues at Hampshire…

Hampshire appoints new Deputy Chief Officer

A new Deputy Chief Officer for Hampshire has been appointed to support incoming Chief Dave Curry from the start of 2015. Neil Odin will step into the Deputy role vacated by Mr Curry, who is replacing outgoing Chief Officer John…

Hampshire Fire and Police aim to share strategic headquarters in a joint premises plan

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Hampshire Constabulary aim to co-locate their strategic headquarters, a move which is leading the way nationally. Over the past couple of years the two organisations have successfully co-located police officers and staff into…

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