Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Raised £30,000 For Fire Fighters Charity

Firefighters and staff from across the county collected the cash in a variety of events including car washes A record £30,000 has been raised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service over the past year in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity - most of it through washing cars. Firefighters and staff from across the county collected the cash in a variety of events including car washes, and through donations and legacies. They celebrated after receiving a Certificate of Apprecia...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service And Shropshire Council Partner To Reduce The Risk Of Fire

The project is the first of its kind involving Shropshire Council homes A pilot partnership project between Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Shropshire Council aims to improve the safety of council tenants by carrying out home visits for the over 75's in a historic market town and the surrounding rural area. The project is the first of its kind involving Shropshire Council homes and if successful could be rolled out to tenants of other Registered Social Landlords in the...

Following Fire Damage To The Home, A Shropshire Pensioner Urges All To Install A Smoke Alarm

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service promotes the installation of  smoke alarms in every home A Shropshire pensioner has rued the day she didn’t have a smoke alarm fitted in her century old family home after it was seriously damaged by fire. Retired schoolteacher Margaret Leverett (63) surveyed the black and smoke damaged house where she was born and has lived all her life and said: “Getting a smoke alarm was on my list but I just never got around to it. I...

18 New Recruits Clear As Firefighters With Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service

The firefighters have joined a total of 12 county fire stations A total of 18 new recruits working in a wide array of jobs ranging from a care worker to a carpenter, and a ladies hockey player to a hospital practitioner, have ‘passed out’ as firefighters with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. All retained firefighters, they have joined a total of 12 county fire stations. Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond and Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority chairman Stuart We...

Shropshire Firefighters Make Third Appearance On BBC Real Time Rescues

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service saves lives in the most extreme fires, thanks to its team of brave firefighters Shropshire firefighters were back on national TV when two more of their fire and rescue actions were re-told on the popular BBC Real Rescues programme.Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is pictured on the montage of images at the start of the high action TV show which features dramatic film footage and interviews of events attended by emergency services.Ex Shropsh...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Teaches Local Youth Fire Safety

John Redmond, firefighter Steve Taylor, Rowan Ellson Arias, Rose Burton, Owen Crook and Libby Pawson Shropshire children who look after members of their family learned all about fire safety and first aid with the help of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.A total of 31 youngsters aged from seven to 16, who are members of the Shropshire Young Carers Service, witnessed a chip pan fire and learned about the importance of every home having smoke alarms and testing them regularly.T...

Chemical Leak Training Organised By Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service organised a large-scale chemical leak training exercise at Grocontinental Grocontinental’s compound in Whitchurch Business Park – one of the largest freezer stores in Europe and a major Shropshire employer was the venue for the chemical leak training exercise.Firefighters donned special airtight chemical protection suits to tackle a reported ammonia leak during a large scale training exercise at a major food storage and distri...

Video Clip On Blazing Bin Fires Created By Shropshire Firefighters

The video on bin fires has raised awareness of the catastrophic effects of bin fires and their aftermaths Residents are urged, if possible, to site their wheelie bin away from property and only put it out in the street just before the arrival of the bin collectors.The public has been urged to take action to stop their household bin from going up in flames and putting their home at risk from fire in an important safety message from Shropshire firefighters. A short film clip re-...

UK Fire Services Gives A Helping Hand To Fellow Firefighters

Shropshire's Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Redmond hands over fire appliances to a Bulgarian fire official Shropshire brigade transported two fire engines, two Ranger vehicles, a minibus, cutting equipment and fire kit hundreds of miles across eastern Europe. UK fire brigades have come to the rescue of European firefighting colleagues with the delivery of much needed vehicles, equipment and uniforms in a co-ordinated mission organised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Servi...

Radio Advert Bags The Top Award For Delivering Excellent Fire Safety Message

Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Redmond and Beacon Radio copywriter Simon English with the award  Radio advert made for the Community Fire Safety Department, broadcasted across Shropshire, has won a top award. A "chilling" radio advert made for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to get out a vital fire safety message about the dangers of cooking late at night after drinking too much alcohol has gained international recognition. The Beacon Radio advert made for the Commun...

Shropshire Firefighters Get Trained On Chemical Leak

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters being trained to rescue a dummy body Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has 22 fire stations in mainly rural areas of the county run by retained firefighters. Shropshire firefighters donned chemical protection suits to tackle a reported ammonia leak during a planned training exercise at a county food production plant. Uniq Desserts at Minsterley, a major county employer which has three retained firefighters on its staff, volunt...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Makes Savings Worth £100,000

Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond has welcomed additional savings due to good safety record and management Shropshire has one of the smallest and most poorly funded fire and rescue services, despite this it has come out as one of the best performing brigades in the UK. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has made a further £100,000 savings in reduced insurance costs because of its excellent safety record and good management practices, it has been revealed. The cost of pu...

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