Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Firefighters Tackle Huge Blaze At Granville Recycling Plant, In Telford, UK

Eight fire crews from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were sent to Granville Recycling Plant, located in Telford, United Kingdom and at the peak of the fire, there were 50 firefighters battling the blaze, which impacted the entire landfill site close to the A5. Fire at Granville Recycling Plant Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Group Manager and Fire Service Officer, Adam Matthews said that the firefighters are now on the verge of winning the battle and the number of firefighters deployed...

Angloco Ltd. Announces Partnership With Netherlands’ Hytrans Systems For High Volume Pumps

Angloco have initiated a partnership with Hytrans Systems for their high volume pumps, which are built in the Netherlands. Their agreement is to supply and install new pumps and equipment and to support existing high volume pumps already installed all over the United Kingdom. Hytrans High Volume Pumps The National Resilience is one of the major users of Hytrans high volume pumps and they have been successfully deployed and used in the recent floods. They have already supplied Hytrans’ pu...

Shropshire And Wrekin FRA Appoints New Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Rod Hammerton steps up to replace John Redmond who took over as Chief Fire Officer at SFRS in the summer The new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed by Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority.  Rod Hammerton, the former Assistant Chief Fire Officer for South Wales, steps up to replace John Redmond, who took over as Chief Fire Officer at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in the Summer.  After a short career in...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue's Area Manager Praises Firefighter Sally Barnett For Completing Marathon 52 Week Challenge

Shropshire firefighter Sally raised £2,200 for the charity which got her back on her feet after breaking her back in a horseriding accident A firefighter who feared she would never walk again after breaking her back in an accident has raised £2,200 for the charity which got her back on her feet. Sally Barnett (42) also did it in style with a sponsored weekly walk up The Wrekin, a Shropshire landmark rising to 1,335ft, for a whole year including Christmas Day and N...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Conducts Firefighting Training Session For Women At Shrewsbury Fire HQ

Interested applicants learned how they could join the country’s 300 plus “on call” fully trained firefighters More Shropshire women interested in becoming firefighters attended an introductory session at Shrewsbury fire HQ.  A total of 19 turned out for the third "taster" session over the weekend following on from similar events in Craven Arms and Oswestry earlier this year. They learned how they could join the county’s 300 plus “on call&rdqu...

Shropshire Provides Fire Safety Tips To Children During Child Safety Week

Emergency services link with volunteers to educate year 6 pupils with real life scenarios to teach them about personal safety Children are learning about fire safety with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service during Child Safety Week. Fire crews from across the county are educating youngsters about the dangers from fire at a series of events. They include playgroup visits to Bridgnorth fire station, Whitchurch firefighters at a supermarket, the brigade's Outreach education...

Shropshire WI Members Appreciated For Carrying Out "vital" Fire Prevention Work

Catherine Evans and Angela Flowers from Neen Savage WI have been spreading the smoke alarm message Shropshire WI members have been praised for carrying out "vital" fire prevention work in rural parts of the county in partnership with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. They are out and about in their local communities checking for anyone who does not have a working smoke alarm in their home - a potential lifesaver in a house fire. A total of 20 Women's Institute groups in th...

Shropshire's Lord Lieutenant And High Sheriff Visit Shrewsbury Fire HQ

During their visit the VIPs toured the control room and visited the emergency vehicle workshops Shropshire's Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff had an elevated view in an Aerial Ladder Platform as part of a tour of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. The two dignitaries were visiting Shrewsbury fire HQ which re-opened two years ago after a major renovation to overhaul the existing 1970's dilapidated buildings. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson said: "This has been a go...

Shropshire Conducts Training Session For Women To Be Firefighters

Station Manager Neil Groves with 12 women who attended the firefighter "taster" session Women who want to be firefighters turned out for a "taster" session at a Shropshire fire station. More than a dozen women learned how they could join the county's 300 plus "on call" fully trained firefighters who deal with around the clock emergencies. More "on call" fire crew, who live or work within five minutes of 22 county fire stations, are needed to turn out for a set number of hou...

Shropshire Firefighters Rescue Farmer Skewered By Tractor Fork

Shropshire firefighters held the farmer's body steadily along with doctor and ambulance crew Shropshire firefighters were faced with an extraordinary rescue operation when a farmer accidentally impaled himself onto a 45 centimetre long tractor fork. The 40 millimetre thick spike had gone straight through the right side of Graham Heatley's lower back, across his abdomen and was sticking out of the left side of his stomach. He had been removing black plastic from a three-quart...

Shropshire Firefighters Pump Water From Flood Homes And Help In Rescue Operations

Shropshire helps protect a sewage treatment centre and power station to ensure they were not flooded Shropshire firefighters have been heavily involved as part of the UK's national resilience force battling the worst floods to hit the country for many years. On call fire crews from across the county left their work and families at short notice to be part of the largest mobilisation of the UK's fire and rescue services since the Second World War. They have been working day an...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Rewards Its “on Call” Firefighter For His Timely Response At St Lawrence CE Primary School

Children from St Lawrence's Primary School with firefighter Wayne Castree Primary schoolchildren in Shropshire are proud of their school caretaker Wayne Castree - part of Church Stretton's firefighting community. Wayne is one of 12 "on call" firefighters stationed at Church Stretton Fire Station who respond to 999 calls at all times of the day and night. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is also proud of county employers' such as St Lawrence CE Primary School head Dick Lang...

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