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Mike ‘Jumbo’ Collins

Mike ‘Jumbo’ Collins is retiring after 30 years service. Come and help to “Send him off” on Friday 24th February 2017 at the King Street Brew House, Welsh Back.

Posted in Retirements

Formation of Bristol Police Fire Brigade 27 March 1877

As a result of discussions with Insurance Company’s and the Police Force, the Corporation agreed to the forming a Municipal Fire Brigade. A steam engine was purchased, and was drawn by horses hired from the Bristol Tramways. The Insurance Brigades,

Posted in Chronological events

Baby dies 11 February 1960

A YEAR-OLD WEST INDIAN GIRL, Jennifer Coke, died at one o’clock yesterday afternoon in a fire which completely burnt out a room in a top floor flat at 265 Newfoundland Road, St. Paul’s Bristol. Twins Patrick and Sandra Coke, were rescued

Posted in Newspaper Cuttings

Bladder Cancer

At the last National Council Meeting it was agreed to conduct a survey amongst members who are suffering from and of the following ailments:- Bladder Cancer Pleural Plaques Asbestosis It was previously believed that the FBU and Thompsons solicitors were

Posted in News

AFRS Pensioners Association

Membership of the Avon Fire & Rescue Services Pensioners Association is open to all employees of Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Including Fire Fighters (Wholetime & retained), Control operatives, All Support Staff. If you would like to become a member

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Fire Fighters Charity – Rehabilitation

7 days a week rehabilitation services – Flexible programme offering 4, 7, 10 day options The Fire Fighters Charity have improved the flexibility of there rehabilitation services so that they can fit into busy diaries. The three centres based in

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New Pensioners Association Secretary

At the Annual General Meeting held at the BAWA club on Tuesday 6th May 2014, Ian Satherley was elected as Secretary, taking over from Alan Lawson, who announced his retirement at the previous Annual General Meeting in 2013. Ian said

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Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 1400 hrs

Location: Bristol Civil Service Club. Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0AT Starting: 1400 hrs  (Bar is available until 1430 hrs) All members of the AF&RS pensioners association are entitled and encouraged to attend this meeting. The agenda and other documents for

Posted in Dates & Events

Sunday 24th November 2019 – 1200 hrs NARF District No.7 (South West) General Meeting

Held at Taunton Fire Station at 1200 hours.

Posted in Dates & Events

N.A.R.F. Annual General Meeting 28th and 29th March 2020

Location & date : Leeds

Posted in Dates & Events