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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.

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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,

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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

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Photos from the 1960s

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Photos from the 1970s

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Photos from the 1980s

       

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Photos from the 2000s

 

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Photos from Service Bulletins

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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

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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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