News Archive

June 2016

13th - Ship shape, are you checking your boat?

April 2016

13th - Firefighters to breath easy with new equipment

12th - Community Safety events coming to a town near you

February 2016

19th - Register for a free safe and well visit and make sure your alarms are working

January 2016

25th - Public Consultation - Results Report

November 2015

5th - Remember remember, to stay safe this 5th of November

5th - Fire service chosen for winter wellness campaign

September 2015

17th - Keeping people safe this winter

July 2015

10th - Fire Safety pilot scheme coming to a community near you

April 2015

24th - Fire Advice for a safer summer

January 2015

20th - Stay safe during February fire service strike action

13th - Warning after spate of chimney fires

December 2014

11th - Don't let a fire ruin your Christmas

November 2014

26th - Do something extraordinary - become a retained firefighter

26th - Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue donate hovercraft to local charity

14th - Crews congratulated after battling large scale blaze

11th - GCC Press Release - New plan for county's fire and rescue service

11th - GFRS warn about using portable heaters safely this winter

October 2014

30th - Seven spooky suggestions on staying safe this Halloween

30th - Remember remember, to stay safe this 5th of November

29th - Stay safe during upcoming fire service strike action

15th - Smoke alarms save lives, test yours when the clocks change

September 2014

15th - Making a clean sweep for safety

August 2014

4th - Candle Safety message issued ahead of Free "Lights Out" event on 4th August 2014

July 2014

22nd - Safe Summer Fun Day pulls huge crowd despite rain

14th - Stay safe as fire crews strike action continues

14th - Countdown to Safe Summer Fun Day

8th - Fire crews prepared for further strike action

3rd - Safety at the heart of family fun day

June 2014

20th - Annual Statement of Assurance this document reviews the previous year and provides evidence of our financial, governance and quality assurance arrangements,

May 2014

23rd - Putting safety first sparks new career for Dominic

April 2014

30th - SkillZONE offers free safety lessons to 10-year-olds

March 2014

28th - As clocks go forward, isn't it time you tested your smoke alarm?

February 2014

11th - New chief fire officer for the county

11th - New Chief Fire Officer for Gloucestershire

January 2014

30th - SkillZONE celebrates a year of helping keep the county safe

30th - Do something extraordinary - become a retained firefighter

December 2013

31st - New Year Honours

31st - Make staying safe the resolution that really matters in 2014

24th - Stay safe in wind and rain this Christmas week

24th - Fire crews are prepared, but stay safe at Christmas!

17th - Fire officers check store safety at Christmas

13th - Stay safe at Christmas, despite the distractions

12th - Tetbury firefighter retires after nearly 50 years service

5th - Gloucestershire firefighters sent to help with east coast floods

November 2013

16th - Firefighters tackling major blaze at quarry in Chipping Campden

14th - Don't take a chance with your chimney - keep it clean

13th - National fire strike passes without major incident in county

1st - National fire strike passes without major incident in county

October 2013

30th - Residents assured fire crews are fully prepared in face of strikes

28th - County response continues following St Jude storm

24th - County's Chief Fire Officer to retire from the service.

22nd - Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

11th - Stranded boat towed to safety of Docks by fire crew

10th - Do something extraordinary - become a retained firefighter

3rd - Event for older people at Cheltenham West Fire Station

3rd - Report highlights fire service's cutting edge control room

2nd - Horse training prepares fire crews for animal rescues

September 2013

28th - Firefighters rescue horse from brook

27th - Response to car crash shows importance of cover during fire strike

25th - County fire crews resume normal service following national strike

24th - Emergency services event to showcase SkillZONE

23rd - New fire and rescue vehicle causes a splash in county flood response

21st - Prevention first - local businesses and residents encouraged to be prepared in case of fire

18th - Open Day at Cirencester Fire Station

18th - Be prepared - and stay safe in your home

17th - Fire service prepared as national strike announced

11th - Gloucester South & SkillZONE open day

6th - Gloucestershire remembers fallen firefighters

5th - Community heroes and fire and rescue staff are an inspiration to us all

4th - Two hundred years of firefighting history sparks open day celebration

August 2013

29th - Fire service prepared as national strike possible

29th - Fire and rescue awards to recognise inspiring individuals

29th - Focus on fighting fires through the ages at Cheltenham East open day

28th - Specialist crew rescue paraglider from Leckhampton Hill

27th - County businesses to benefit from improvements to fire safety regulations

22nd - Firefighters clean up following chemical spill

15th - New system blazes a trail for fire and rescue services

5th - Fire crews called to blaze after 1,500 partridges perish

July 2013

18th - Stay safe during the heatwave

11th - Open day at Gloucester North community fire station

10th - Shining stars of fire service fleet are right up our street

6th - Elderly woman kept safe by Fire Control before being rescued from fire in bungalow

June 2013

12th - Fire Service Target Flats to Ensure Public Safety

11th - Fire and Rescue pioneers new state-of-the-art control system

10th - Part-time heroes needed in your neighbourhood!

10th - Signs encourage bikers to take extra care on rural routes

May 2013

23rd - Stay ship-shape to keep your family safe

17th - crews to test their ability to fight fires during a water shortage

15th - Teamwork leads to graduation success

15th - Location, location, location: Where is your smoke alarm?

13th - Firefighters represent county service at national remembrance event

9th - Lydney's fire station commander retires after nearly 40 years service

9th - Young motorists urged to stay safe and 'Drive for Life'

8th - High Sheriff given tour of Gloucester South Fire Station

1st - Crews called on to tackle huge blaze at recycling plant

April 2013

30th - Masterchiefs fired up for culinary contest

25th - Rescue teams take part in major incident exercise at Cotswold Water Park

24th - Aircraft crash exercise to test emergency response in county

22nd - Driver pulled from burning car by heroic passer-by

16th - Villagers evacuated following fire involving flammable cylinders

16th - Warning as arsonists are successfully prosecuted

11th - Fire crews rescue man and his two dogs from flat fire

11th - City businesses take opportunity to learn more about fire safety

3rd - Free fire safety seminar for businesses with a burning issue

March 2013

28th - As clocks go forward, isn't it time you tested your smoke alarm?

19th - Have you got what it takes to join Fire and Rescue Service

8th - Water Rescue Centre wins national recognition

6th - Firefighters team up with the Red Cross to support victims

February 2013

26th - Pete puts in a shift with county fire crew

21st - Firefighters tackle large scrap yard fire

20th - County's flood response boosted by boat donation

14th - Major exercise tests flood response of rescue crews

12th - Keep the fire in your heart, not your kitchen

January 2013

24th - Keep warm but stay safe

23rd - Have you got what it takes to join Fire and Rescue

22nd - Firefighters tackle roof blaze at historic pub

18th - Fire tackled at takeaway - residents evacuated

16th - Road Safety Partnership Thank Community for Supporting Christmas Drink Drive Crackdown

15th - Resolve to keep your family safe throughout the year

2nd - Fire and Rescue welcomes review of UK services

December 2012

20th - Firefighters on hand to help cut crime

18th - Fire service festive shop safety checks

17th - Aircraft forced to make emergency crash landing

14th - Gloucestershire hosts national public protection event

14th - Don't let your festive cheer go up in smoke

10th - Turkeys rescued in barn fire

5th - Van targets communities with drink drive message

November 2012

30th - Drink driving kills - so eat, think and be merry

29th - Fire and Rescue crews called out to keep stranded horses safe

22nd - We're all responsible for staying safe on the roads

12th - Candle Fire Safety Week - Snuff out the fire risk

2nd - Stay safe this Bonfire Night

1st - Moose the Horse saved by Fire Service

October 2012

31st - Get into the spirit of Halloween, but stay safe

30th - Cheltenham East Fire Station to officially open

29th - County firefighters praised for outstanding bravery

25th - Stay safe in your home as the clocks go back

22nd - Well, well, well! - builder rescued from well

22nd - Fire Station Open Day held for good causes

15th - Chief leads major incident masterclass in the US

10th - Open day at Stroud Fire Station

5th - Duke and Duchess give new fire station Royal seal of approval

September 2012

27th - Come and have some fun at Cirencester Fire Station Open Day

24th - Gloucester North Station officially opens

17th - Open Day at Gloucester North Community Fire Station

August 2012

31st - Tewkesbury emergency slipway a step closer to saving lives

30th - Family Open Day at Gloucester South fire station

28th - Gloucestershire crew crowned water rescue champions

2nd - Get a sneak peak of the new SkillZONE

1st - New water rescue team ensures quicker response to incidents

July 2012

30th - Test your driving skills for charity

25th - County firefighters' new uniform complete

20th - Gloucester South fire station opens for business

18th - Brave couple commended for rescuing neighbour from flat fire

14th - Highway and fire crews assist with isolated flash flooding overnight

6th - Four horses saved by large animal rescue team in first week

June 2012

11th - Is your smoke alarm in the right place?

May 2012

31st - Fire Service on look out for new retained recruits

31st - Getting ready for a fantastic Jubilee weekend

30th - Find out more about becoming a SkillZONE volunteer

29th - Keep safe during Jubilee celebrations with our safety advice leaflet

28th - Government Minister visits Gloucestershire's Fire & Rescue Service

28th - Cheltenham East fire station opens

16th - Gloucestershire welcomes second community fire station

11th - Cheltenham house explosion

3rd - Fire Service supports Deaf Awareness Week

1st - Rescue boats from Gloucestershires Fire amd Rescue Service and Severn Area Rescue Association have been operating overnight searching for a person..

April 2012

30th - The Chief Fire Officer has called a Service Exercise for 3pm this afternoon to practice mobilising, launching and search & rescue in a realistic scenario..

18th - SkillZONE volunteer guides now being recruited

17th - Firefighters tackle large house fire in Coleford

13th - First new community fire station opens

5th - New boat to improve GFRS water rescue response

4th - GFRS issues a warning about the risk of fire breaking out in towels and linen that have absorbed essential oils.

March 2012

28th - GFRS warns about an increased risk of wildfires in our woodlands and countryside

28th - GFRS warns public against stockpiling petrol

March 2012

20th - Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

19th - Suzanne blazing a trail in the Olympic Torch Relay

8th - Press Statement from CFO ref Incident at Wyelands Water Works

3rd - Minister Announces £1.8m for Gloucestershire's Fire & Rescue Service

February 2012

22nd - Fire Service three year plan approved

22nd - Firefighters tackle large warehouse fire

16th - Keep safe in the kitchen

3rd - Keep warm but stay safe

1st - Cabinet approves 3-year plan for the county's Fire Service

1st - Stay warm and safe this winter

January 2012

24th - Defuse the danger during electrical fire safety week

23rd - Fire service among best value in UK

18th - Six reasons to become a retained firefighter in Gloucester

10th - Firefighters offer expertise on popular BBC television drama

10th - Firefighters find fame on television series

9th - Tewkesbury slipway approved

3rd - New Year's Resolution - be a Firefighter!

December 2011

29th - Have a fun, happy and safe New Year's Eve party!

22nd - Plans to improve large animal rescues

19th - Don't let your festive cheer go up in smoke

8th - Major exercise to test our firefighters

8th - Don't become another fire statistic this Christmas

6th - Future of the Fire & Rescue Service

November 2011

22nd - Crash exercise tests fire & rescue skills

17th - Smoke free homes

15th - Firefighters deal with chemical alert at factory

1st - Stay safe this Bonfire Night

October 2011

28th - Investing in fire service future

26th - Be safe this Halloween

26th - Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

11th - GFRS & SARA form the UK's first combined Water Rescue Centre

6th - Burst water main, Cheltenham - approx 20 people guided to safe location by firefighters

September 2011

21st - Fundraising fire fighters at it again for charity

16th - Freshers get the fire safety message

15th - Stroud Fire Station open day

9th - Fire Service warns of cooking dangers

August 2011

26th - Quedgeley pub severely damaged by fire

24th - Royal visit to thank firefighters - update 24th August

23rd - Royal visit to thank firefighters

16th - Firefighters praise for teamwork

12th - Fire Service continues safety work in Gloucester

10th - Fire Service out giving advice in Gloucester

10th - Fire Service tackle fires in Gloucester city centre

3rd - Small fire at Crypt School

2nd - Early hours blaze at Coleford Café

2nd - Get in early for a clean sweep this summer

July 2011

21st - Firefighters embark on gruelling walk for charity

21st - Fire crews on scene quickly at major lorry fire

20th - Firefighter for a day is a VIP experience for fantastic fundraiser

20th - National Road Safety Day- Stay safe on the road with the two second rule

14th - GFRS issues safety reminder...Check your fire alarm is fitted properly and save lives

15th - retained firefighter honoured for saving colleague's life...

7th - Safety at home and on the road at Dursley open day

4th - Dog rescued from cliff face

June 2011

3rd - Woman sleeps upstairs as firefighters tackle blaze below

2nd - GFRS reinforce their summer safety message as fire is put out in Tudor building

2nd - Retained firefighters at Chipping Campden tackle a blaze at co op in town

May 2011

27th - Firefighters rescue woman from kitchen fire as alarm system alerts crews

26th - Gloucestershire firefighters host civil defence officials from Kurdistan

23rd - Ladies Driving Challenge raises thousands for the firefighters charity

20th - Part-time heroes needed in your neighbourhood!

19th - GFRS Firefighters rescue climber at Symonds Yat Rock

17th - B & B owners fined for blocking fire safety inspectors

16th - Be alert to new terror threats - link to Citizen news article by CFO Jon Hall 11.05.11

10th - GFRS crews helping co-ordinate forest fire clear-up

7th - Forest Fire - UPDATE

6th - Gloucestershire Firefighters called up to help in forest fire effort

6th - Candle fire sparks blaze in cottage

5th - Gloucestershire leading the way on road safety

April 2011

19th - Work begins on site of new fire station and safety centre

14th - Fire service plea for residents to park considerately and safely

5th - Partygoers safe after nightclub fire

2nd - Firefighters' save family from fire in Dursley

March 2011

21st - Firefighters' success in battling major blaze and preventing pollution incident

16th - Deal signed on Fire Project - work to start in April

10th - Make sure your heating systems are properly maintained

9th - Fire death in Forest of Dean this morning - 9th March

February 2011

25th - Part-time heroes needed in your neighbourhood!

24th - Three Gloucester residents have lucky escape when alerted to a fire by their smoke alarm

23rd - GFRS issues safety warning after recent attendance at a fire in Cheltenham

21st - GFRS issues safety warning after tragic fire at weekend

18th - GFRS issues safety tips in support of National Chip Week

14th - Funding confirmed for new fire stations in Gloucestershire

13th - Fire at Gloucestershire Industrial Services, Healthcare Factory, Cinderford.

January 2011

28th - New CFO for Gloucestershire - Jon Hall

21st - Electrical Fire Safety Week - 24 to 30 January 2011

11th - GFRS rescue 94 year old woman from house fire

5th - GFRS Firefighters kept very busy over festive period

December 2010

20th - FiReControl Project brought to a close

20th - Stay safe and stay off the ice

18th - Changes will improve response to road traffic collisions across county

13th - Help us spread the word about fire safety

9th - Festive cheer could go up in smoke in under a minute

7th - 'Get it swept' is Fire Service message after rise in chimney fires

2nd - Older people more at risk from the dangers of fire

November 2010

24th - Full council backing for new fire stations

23rd - Older people more at risk from the dangers of fire

October 2010

22nd - Make sure it's a Happy Halloween

12th - Fire Service warns of open water danger

8th - New vehicle to improve emergency response in Cotswolds

6th - Are you making a clean sweep of it?

1st - County's firefighters going for gold with new kit

September 2010

23rd - Fire Service warns of open water danger

9th - Firefighters brave bike trails raise money for charity

August 2010

26th - County's deputy to play leading role in disaster planning exercise, Operation Orion

18th - Fundraising firefighters going for gold at World Firefighter Games

9th - Teenager puts firescape lessons to good use as fire breaks out at kart club

3rd - Gloucestershire's biggest community safety project given the go ahead

July 2010

23rd - Part-time heroes needed in your neighbourhood!
NOTE: RECRUITMENT NOW CLOSED

21st - Stay safe when school's out - follow our summer holiday safety tips

June 2010

18th - Teaching families to stay safe - National Child Safety Week visits by GFRS

14th - GFRS gets set to shout about safety on school visits - National Child Safety Week 21st to 27th June

10th - Saving your pennies could save your life if you're not using it, turn it off

May 2010

27th - Don't drown in toxic smoke! GFRS issues warning to boat owners

26th - Gloucestershire's fire engines will help Chile's fire companies keep their communities safer

20th - Dursley Junior Community Officers learn how Police and Fire Service work together

April 2010

23rd - New fire stations project moving forward - bidder gets Cabinet seal of approval

21st - New fire stations project moving forward - bidder gets Cabinet seal of approval

7th - Jon joins Fire Service's top team - Gloucestershire has a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer

March 2010

23rd - Change your clocks, check your smoke alarm

4th - Crews tackle serious fire at lakeside house between Fairford & Lechlade

1st - Is your workplace safe? - Faulty electrics could be putting your staff at risk

February 2010

8th - Kitchen Safety - recipe cards with safety tips to collect

5th - Terry Standing to retire as Chief Fire Officer and Group Director of Community Safety

December 2009

9th - Have a Christmas cracker - follow these top tips to stay safe this festive season

9th - Good at keeping people safe - county's fire service 'performing well'

7th - Relishing the challenge - Geoff takes on assistant chief role

3rd - Saving & improving lives - our new team of Community Safety Advisers are getting great results...

November 2009

20th - County's hovercrafts heading to flood-hit Cumbria

18th - Flood heroes return for hovercraft training - italian heroes are back in Gloucestershire this week

18th - Anita says follow the fire service safety code - find out about our new 'Fire Kills' ambassador

16th - A driving day with a difference - why not take up the 'Challenge' for charity?

October 2009

30th - Princes Trust Partnership - Brockworth kids first to 'xl' in alternative curriculum

30th - Stay safe this Bonfire Night

September 2009

29th - End of an era for Alan

28th - Fire fighters blaze a trail for charity

23rd - Gearing up for retained firefighter roadshows

11th - Keep warm but above all keep safe, say Gloucestershire Fire Fighters

8th - Dial 9-9-9! Fire fighters Mike and Barbara are getting married

3rd - Your chance to become a part time fire fighter - and a full time hero

August 2009

7th - £40 million Community Safety Project contractor shortlist announced

July 2009

27th - Staying safe in the great outdoors - GFRS launches its summer safety campaign

22nd - Young people learn life skills - New pilot Firescape course is launched

22nd - Summer bbq safety - Enjoy the summer with safe 'al fresco' dining

17th - County fire service performing well in UK survey

6th - Solar Panels reduce carbon footprint at Fire Station

June 2009

24th - Thousands view fire station webcams

10th - It's good to be back, says Fire Chief

8th - Fire & Rescue Service tackle overnight blaze in Gloucester - Update 6:30am, Monday 8th June 2009

4th - Cutting arsons across the county

May 2009

13th - Latest figures show house fires down

13th - Fire Service to the Rescue of Climate Change

6th - Safety Advice for hard of hearing

April 2009

29th - New era for Dursley Fire Station

22nd - New era for Dursley Fire Station

March 2009

18th - Taking the safety message into communities

February 2009

12th - County Fire Service getting better all the time

23rd - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month

January 2009

28th - New phase for Dursley Fire Station

21st - Chimney fires are dangerous