It is with great sadness that we confirm the loss of a serving Firefighter Mark Hattersley who died suddenly on Saturday 12 August.
Avon Fire & Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennell said: “We are all absolutely devastated by the loss of a friend and colleague who was off duty and at home at the time of his death. Our deepest thoughts remain with Mark’s family, particularly with his wife Rachael and their two young children.
“By the nature of the job we do and the time we spend together the fire and rescue service is a very close family. Mark was a popular part of the Bedminster Blue Watch family and was well liked by so many staff across the Service who worked with him. He will be so desperately missed by us all.”
Mark, who was 36, joined Avon Fire & Rescue Service in September 2005 and since that time worked at Kingswood and Bedminster Fire Stations. At the time of his passing he was a member of Bedminster Blue Watch.
Mark’s family have asked for privacy at this sad time.
A Justgiving page has been set up by staff at Avon Fire & Rescue Service to raise money for Mark’s family. Anyone wishing to donate can do so by clicking here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/james-britton-2?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socpledgedesktop&utm_content=james-britton-2&utm_campaign=post-pledge-desktop&utm_term=vGG3bM9pQ