False alarms in Fareham for firefighters

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a report of a blaze.

But the fire at Salterns Lane, Fareham, was a controlled bonfire in a person’s garden.

It happened at about 6.15pm yesterday.

In a separate incident, a crew from Fareham was sent to Fareham Leisure Centre at 9pm.

An alarm went off but there was no fire.

The crew returned to the station at around 9.20pm.