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Messages of condolence for Firefighter James Shears and Firefighter Alan Bannon

05.04.2011

Communities all over Hampshire were deeply shocked and distressed by the tragic incident in which Firefighter James Shears and Firefighter Alan Bannon sadly lost their lives. One year later, our thoughts and prayers are with their families at the anniversary of the tragic incident and we continue to give them all the support we can. This was a devastating loss to our Service and a loss to the whole fire service community.

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Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:25pm

My thoughts go out to Alan and James ,familys and colleagues in Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

Mat Kingston, Lydd, kent fire & rescue service

Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:25pm

James and Alan. You made the ultimate sacrifice doing the job you loved to protect and serve the community around you. I'm not a religious man but you live on in your legacies and somewhere, somehow I know your time will come again.

Justin Lee, Eastleigh G/W

Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:07pm

My condolences go out to our fallen brothers and thier families, the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and to your community. You will never be forgotten!

Tom Fritz, Firefighter's of Tampa Bay pipes & Drums, USA

Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:06pm

James and Alan - 2 heroes from a brigade full of heroes. Such a sad loss. You will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to your family, friends and colleagues.

Parents of a serving firefighter, Southampton

Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:06pm

My condolences go out to our fallen brothers and thier families, the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and to your community. You will never be forgotten!

Tom Fritz, Palm Harbor, Fl. USA

Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:05pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this tragic time . My sincere condolences to friends and family of Alan and James.

brian, basingstoke

Sunday, 11 April 2010 9:05pm

Our deepest condolences to the families and the members of Red Watch. From your collegues at Blue Watch, Gosport.

Kev Roberts, Blue Watch Gosport

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:54pm

The thoughts and deepest symapthies from our watch to yours and all who loved and knew you both.

Phil Tinkley, White Watch Kings Lynn

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:52pm

The memory of the cup of tea we had together that night will stay with me forever. You are the heroes who will inspire us all in the Fire and Rescue family. My thoughts and prayers are with your families. Rest in peace Alan and Jim

Dave, St Marys

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:52pm

Our hearts go out to the families of Alan and James. Only those who have suffered the sudden loss of a loved one will possibly understand how you are feeling now. We hope you can take some comfort in the knowledge that your men were trying to save the lives of others and they are true heroes. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time

Julie and Sophie Reid, Stratford upon Avon

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:44pm

A tragic loss to your family, friends and colleagues - my thoughts are with you all. To make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save and protect others is a true heroic act. You will be missed but your memories will live on always.

Ryan Thurman, Basingstoke Fire Station

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:41pm

My thoughts are with Hampshire Fire and Rescue and of course the two families of James and Alan, May God Bless you all, I am thinking of you all, at this very sad time

Philip, Hereford

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:38pm

heartfelt thoughts go out to the family of these two truly unsung heroes,may you forever be proud of them,they will never be forgotten xx

lisa coster, southampton

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:35pm

A devastating loss,mine and my families thoughts are with everyone who new and loved these heroes who paid the ultimate price for doing a job they loved, trying to save the lives of others.

Charlie Stringer, Great Yarmouth Blue watch

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:08pm

To our fallen brothers, a tragic loss to your families, friends, colleagues and fire service personnel all over the country. You both will not be forgotten, R.I.P lads

Phil Musgrove, 61 Taunton, Devon & Somerset FRS

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:06pm

To the two bravest firefighters of Red Watch (St. Mary's). You gave your life to save others. Your families are proud of you & so are your fellow colleagues & firefighters. You are both true heros. HAMPSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE have lost two amazing men who deserve 100% respect for the job they do. You'll be truly missed by all. R.I.P x My thoughts are with you all at this sad time

Shar Jones, Leicester

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:04pm

JIm you were a pleasure to know ,always happy to stop an chat an so polite a true gentleman .....my thoughts an sympathy go to your wife an your children ,who are the same age as my son ...they have a true hero for a daddy ....no words can descibe the loss but hope one day they take great comfort in knowing he saved many lives ..xx

tracy thorne , le

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:03pm

JIm you were a pleasure to know ,always happy to stop an chat an so polite a true gentleman .....my thoughts an sympathy go to your wife an your children ,who are the same age as my son ...they have a true hero for a daddy ....no words can descibe the loss but hope one day they take great comfort in knowing he saved many lives ..xx

tracy thorne , le

Sunday, 11 April 2010 8:00pm

A tragic loss of two great men serving their community. Our thoughts are with their family, friends and the rest of their crew. They have made the ultimate sacrifice, may you both Rest In Peace, you will never be forgotten.

FF David Rushe, Crossmaglen, N.Ireland

Sunday, 11 April 2010 7:56pm

On behalf of the crew at Ware our deepest sympathies & thoughts go out to the families of James & Alan. Also to colleagues & friends. They gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Watch Commander Steve Smith, Ware Fire Station, Hertfordshire.

Sunday, 11 April 2010 7:54pm

Dear Friends May I suggest that a commemorative plaque be erected at the Shirley Towers giving the names of these two brave men who gave their lives so that others might have a future. Many thanks.

Donald Hedges, Southampton

Sunday, 11 April 2010 7:54pm

Dear Friends May I suggest that a commemorative plaque be erected at the Shirley Towers giving the names of these twi brave men who gave their lives so that others might have a future. Many thanks.

Donald Hedges, Southampton

Sunday, 11 April 2010 7:47pm

A tragic loss of life my condolences go out to both families and friends of these amazing guys.

Gavin Williams, G/W Southsea

Sunday, 11 April 2010 7:40pm

Our thoughts are with you,your families and your colleagues. Shocking loss again, another tower block. Brave men doing the job we all love, rest in peace guys. You did your very best and saved a lot of lives. Never forgotten !!

Phil Adams, Stratton Red Watch Wiltshire FRS

Sunday, 11 April 2010 7:40pm

Our thoughts are with you,your families and your colleagues. Shocking loss again, another tower block. Brave men doing the job we all love, rest in peace guys. You did your very best and saved a lot of lives. Never forgotten !!

Phil Adams, Stratton Red Watch Wiltshire FRS

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