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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 8:17pm

Dear James and Alan The heros, rest in peace, my thoughts are with your families, collegues and friends. you will never be forgotten x

Karen Stevens , Southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:16pm

Rest in Peace James & Alan, both you and your families have paid the ultimate price for the job we do. My thoughts are with your families and colleagues at this most difficult time.

Paul Keen, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:06pm

R.I.P. James & Alan. You're both heroes that were taking far too early. My condolences to your families and your HFRS family at St Mary's. God Bless you both for your sacrifice.

Alan, Nashville,TN (ex Hants)

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:55pm

Your loss must be beyond comprehension. A tragedy I'm sure you never imagined would happen. Sincere sympathy for all of those affected

belinda, cornwall

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:54pm

We take fire fighters for granted, this should be a reminder to us all that every day you put your lives on the line. I send my love to all at St Marys, help each other stay strong. To James and Alan`s families, I am so sorry for your loss. May your children grow up to know how fantastic their daddy`s were.

Kerry , Southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:52pm

Doing the job they loved and thier sacrfice will be remembered by everyone. God bless

Ron & Zany, Malolos Philippines

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:41pm

Sincere condolences to both families and the extended families that is the fire service. RIP James and Alan .

Jackie, LFB Control Blue Watch

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:38pm

RIP to the two firefighters you will sadley be missed and thank you for all Your hard work eith Shirley Towers I hope you come up with how they died R.I.P

Abbie, Shirley Southmapton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:30pm

My thoughts are with your families and fellow firefighters, such courage from you both. Words escape me at this sad, sad time. x

Laura Baines, Crewe, Cheshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:21pm

I am a Crew Manager in South Yorks and a Dad and I just wanted to send our best wishes to the families, friends and colleagues of James and Alan.Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you all at this sad time. Love from Gary, Joanne and William Ridgeway. Aston Park Green Watch.

Gary Ridgeway, Rotherham

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:17pm

Such a sad loss, our hearts go out to your families RIP x

Georgina & Dave Kirk, Southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:59pm

Our thoughts are with you and you families at this time. God bless xx

Martin FARRELL, Greater Manchester

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:57pm

You Were Angels Who Will Deaply Be Missed, But The Fact That You Did The Job You Loved Has Inspired Me To Become A Firefighter, even though im only 14, its what i want to do, my thought are with the family and friends of Alan And James xx

chelsea baker, kent

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:56pm

You Were Angels Who Will Deaply Be Missed, But The Fact That You Did The Job You Loved Has Inspired Me To Become A Firefighter, even though im only 14, its what i want to do, my thought are with the family and friends of Alan And James xx

chelsea baker, kent

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:50pm

what can i say two hero's who lost there lives while saving others...u r a credit to the brigade....my heartfelt condolence's to both family's.friends and work mates....R.I.P xx

dawn mabey, southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:50pm

what can i say two hero's who lost there lives while saving others...u r a credit to the brigade....my heartfelt condolence's to both family's.friends and work mates....R.I.P xx

dawn mabey, southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:44pm

Two brave guys,who lost their lives trying to save others,WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

malc, romsey 33

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:39pm

Difficult to find words at a time like this but following a tragedy like this we feel your loss. Our thoughts are with the families of the two brave men and all Red Watch members of the Southampton Stations, especially St Mary's. Our condolences from all at Christchurch.

Richard Jones, Watch Manager - Red Watch Christchurch Dorset

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:32pm

Bert & Britney, your loss has hit me hard, but I will remember the good times at St.Marys during our 6 years together. Throwing water over the loo cubicle only to find out it was the Sub-O & not Ginge!, crying with laughter as Trewy swung the lamp & told us 3 he had forgotten more than we had learnt in the job. Bert climbing through the nightclub window with a leg in plaster, and Jim roughing up the Royal Marine on the Judo mat cos he mentioned the strike! to mention a few. See you up there boys! Buster xx

Buster, R/W IWFRS (ex R/W St.Marys)

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:27pm

My thoughts go out to all family friends and colleagues at this tragic loss. R.I.P.

Craig Mellows, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:21pm

My thoughts go out to the families of both Alan and James. They gave their lives helping others, such a tragedy. God Bless

Pat Nichols, Bursledon

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:20pm

as an ex fireman i am deeply shocked and saddened by the deaths of these two young men my sympathy goes out to the two families involved.

phil pickering, east riding of yorkshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:20pm

My thoughts go out to the families of both Alan and James. They gave their lives helping others, such a tragedy. God Bless

Pat Nichols, Bursledon

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:20pm

Such a devastating loss, to both James and Alan's families, friends, colleagues and the general public. God bless you both and RIP, may your memories live on forever in all our hearts. Thank you for your bravery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues. x

Di & Neil Harris, Reading, Berkshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 6:20pm

Such a sad loss. Prayers and thoughts are with family, friends and colleagues who have a lost a loved one. Firefighters are heroes through and through, right until the end. God Bless

Ann-Marie Poxon, HFRS

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