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…

Hampshire UK Firefighters to get top-level US wildfire training

US authorities may soon be delivering unique world-class wildfire training to Hampshire firefighters. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) are in talks with agencies such as the State Department for Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management as well as…

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…

New medical equipment and training for firefighters will save lives

Firefighters in Hampshire, UK are being given a higher level of medical training than ever before to help them save more lives at the scenes of incidents they attend. The introduction of the Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) project has seen…

Hampshire is “apple of home secretary’s eye”

Why is Hampshire “the apple of the home secretary’s eye”? Theresa May praised the collaborative work of the county’s firefighters and police when speaking at the heart of government. Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Hampshire Constabulary were highlighted in the…

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…

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