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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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Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:24pm

I like to pay tribute to James Shear's and Alan Bannon. My thought's and prayer's go out to their familie's also to Red Watch at St Mary's R.I.P

Dave Boulter, Emergency Catering Team

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:16pm

R.I.P. Bravest of the brave you will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with your family friends and all of HFRS. Firefighter 3/3 Tisbury

Matt Mullins, Tisbury

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:09pm

Such a tragic loss of two brave men. R.I.P

Trish, Southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:00pm

All at G23 send there condolences. 2 True heroes.............never forgotten. No words can say how we all feel, each time the bells go down , I'm sure you will be looking over your crew and stn..........rest in peace....

Shaun Harris, G23 LFB 17RDS HFRS

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:59pm

A tragic loss, my sincere condolences to the families of these brave men RIP.

Gwen Hampton, Eastleigh

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:56pm

Tragic loss of life. So unnecessary as well. My thoughts are with families, friends and colleagues.

Matt, WMFS, White Watch

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:50pm

R.I.P. JAMES AND ALAN you will never be forgotten, two true heroes doing to them a normal job,my thoughts are with both familes and all in the hampshire fire and rescue, my dad was a fireman when i was little at Botley, this is why i felt the need to drive up and lay flowers for you both and gave a donation to a firefighter, you both are now the brightest stars at night in the sky. xx

christine paris, midhurst west sussex

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:49pm

Rest In Peace James and Alan. My thoughts are with your families, friends and colleagues. Your children will grow up knowing their daddies were true heroes and your wives will see you both live on in your little ones as they flourish. Gone but never forgotten.

Lynne, Winchester

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:48pm

R.I.P. JAMES AND ALAN you will never be forgotten, two true heroes doing to them a normal job,my thoughts are with both familes and all in the hampshire fire and rescue, my dad was a fireman when i was little at Botley, this is why i felt the need to drive up and lay flowers for you both and gave a donation to a firefighter, you both are now the brightest stars at night in the sky. xx

christine paris, midhurst west sussex

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:46pm

We are all so very proud of you.. you will never, ever be forgotten. My love and sympathies to the families of James and Alan.. may your children know they had brave, courageous daddies. Sleep tight, and God Bless

Lottie Sutcliffe, Red Watch, Southsea

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:40pm

RIP lads.

Phil, White watch, Durham

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:36pm

Rest in peace, true heroes. Thoughts are with families, friend and St Marys Red Watch. Never forgotten

Damian Shepherd, Red Watch, Newbury Fire Station, RBFRS

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:27pm

this is a dreadful tragedy and now we know one that could have been easily avoided we must make our homes safer and use smoke alarms and maybe there will be less deaths that dont need to happen our thoughts are with the families friends and collegues

kay horton, southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:25pm

Such a sad loss. Two firefighters simply doing their job. My thoughts are with their families and friends and with Red Watch in Hampshire. RIP.

Colin Dunford, Newark

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:24pm

As events unfolded that night it became clear that we had lost two of the bravest and finest. My thoughts go out to everyone that was involved on that night but especially to the families of James and Alan and his 'brothers' at R/W St Marys. Thank you guys, RIP.

Mike Scott, HFRS Control

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:21pm

My thoughts go to the friends and family of two very brave firefighters, who will forever be remembered as heroes. Rest in Peace James and Alan.

Brian Cooper, Merseyside

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:19pm

r.i.p true heroes

sharon mears , southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:10pm

thoughts are with family friends and red watch st marys. john , white watch salisbury

john simpson, wiltshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:07pm

I am so sad and also very proud for these two firefighters whose lives were taking saving others and doing the job they loved. My heart goes out to their families and let it be some comfort for them knowing that so many of us admire and respected them, and that they are in our thoughts during this tragic time cxx

Carolyn Lovell, Hampshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:04pm

To 2 special hero's 'James & Alan' who gave their lives to save other's! So brave So young !! Will always be remembered by my family & all the residents of Shirley.Sleep peacefully lads X Thoughts and prayers go out to their family's friends & workmates xx

Katrina Garner, Shirley Southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:02pm

Just to pass on our depest sypmathy to your familys may god be with you all at this sad time Richard and Amanda and children

Richard and Amanda Hammond, lLondon

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:01pm

Thankyou for everything you guys have done. Hampshire will miss you very much. Our thoughts go out to both your families and colleagues. R.I.P.

Dennis Bennett, Valley Park

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:31pm

Tragic loss of two brave firefighters, my thoughts are with all emergency workers who attended the tower block fire and the friends and family of the two fire fighters who lost their lives, you will never be forgotten and are true heroes who put their own lives on the line for others ....RIP James and Alan

VM, Nursling Ambulance Station

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:25pm

Heartfelt Love and Comfort to the Families of these wonerfull Firefighters James and Alan who risked there Lives for others, Heartfelt Proud Hugs to the Children of these True Human beings and fathers who passed tragically, their spirit is in you.and there kindness we will always remember. Heartfelt love and Comfort to those Fire Fighters Recovering you are Gallant and Brave, and along with Alan and James You make us all Very Very Proud.

Anna Simpson, Hertfordshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:24pm

We'll carry on going to the fire calls because there will always be people that need help. Even though you're gone your professionalism and dedication will carry us on our way and we will never forget. Rest in peace James & Alan.

Ryan, LFB Clapham Red Watch

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