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…

Firefighters Who Saved Colleague Honoured At Service Awards Ceremony

“If I was anywhere else other than the fire station I would be six feet under.” These are the words of Crew Manager David Ling who had a heart attack on a drill night at Stockbridge Fire Station. Firefighters Joshua…

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…

Time to Talk Day sparks mental health conversations for firefighters

Firefighters across the county are being encouraged to talk about mental health as part of Time to Talk Day. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are taking part in the annual event on Thursday (February 01) organised by the Time to…

Hampshire co-responders attend more than 10,000 medical calls a year

Hampshire firefighters attend more than 10,000 medical calls a year – more than any other fire service. The co-responder partnership between Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has been running for more than 13 years and…

Hampshire, UK firefighter deployed in Bangladesh diphtheria crisis

A highly skilled Hampshire firefighter has been deployed to help medical efforts to combat a diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh. Watch Manager of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) Simon Forster is one…

Hampshire FRS Achieve Record Spike in On-Call Firefighter Recruitment

The largest ever intake of on-call trainee firefighters has started at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The record recruitment level comes after a spike in applications following a series of high-profile campaigns during the past six months. The 26 people began the eight-day…

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…

Smouldering barbecue sparks safety warning

A safety warning has been issued after a couple were saved from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning by their alarm this morning. Firefighters from Hightown were called out at 1.53am after the pair brought the smouldering barbecue back into their house…

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