Yearly Archives: 2017

Steve Oakley – 14.12.2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Steve Oakley has passed away following a battle with cancer. Steve was a well loved and respected member of workshops and had been employed with Avon Fire & Rescue Service since

Posted in In Memoriam

Richard (Dick) Bean – 05.12.2017

Former Divisional Officer Richard Charles Bean, who unexpectedly passed away on the 5th of December 2017.  He had had a short illness beforehand and he died peacefully at home surrounded by his dogs and the things he loved.  Cause of

Posted in In Memoriam

Laying up of N.F.S. Colours

The National Fire Service colours, which were hanging at the Avon Fire & Rescue Service H.Q. Temple Back, Bristol, until it was closed in September 2017, were laid up by the ceremonial Drill Squad,  in Saint Mark’s Chapel (Lord Mayors

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Martin Stafford – 03.12.2017

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of former colleague retired Sub Officer Martin Charles Stafford, who passed away on the 3rd December aged 70 after a short illness. Martin served with the

Posted in In Memoriam

Keith Rees – 29.11.2017

Keith Rees passed away on 29th November 2017, after a long illness.

Posted in In Memoriam

Chronological History Bristol/Avon Fire Services

Chronological History

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1977 Strike HQ – remembered

A few ‘old‘ Firemen gathered at the Cornubia P.H. on the 14th November 2017, formerly Avon Fire Brigade FBU, Strike H.Q.. to mark the 40th Anniversary of the first Firemen’s strike in the history of the British Fire Service.

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CFO Kevin Pearson – 04.11.2017

It is with great sadness we confirm the passing of Kevin Pearson, Chief Fire Officer of Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS). Kevin, who was 58, passed away on Saturday 4 November following a short illness. He joined Avon Fire

Posted in In Memoriam

Alan Oates – 25.10.2017

Alan Oates aged 82 years, passed away on the 25th October 2017 Funeral on Friday 10th November at 2.30 pm, Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP

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Andy Laken 13.10.2017

Andy Laken retired from Avon Fire & Rescue Service on Friday 13th October 2017.

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