Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Served By The Willis Family

Left to right, Firefighting brothers Craig and Glenn Willis with their sons Adams and (below) Connor There exists a family having all the brothers as firefighters in Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. A family firefighting tradition continued at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service with the “passing out” of new recruits from Shrewsbury and north Shropshire. Among the latest batch of new firefighters were 20-year-old cousins Adam and Connor Willis, wh...

Fire Alarm Failure Court Case Leads To Payout In Shropshire

Senior fire officer John Das Gupta ofShropshire Fire and Rescue Service  Court ordered hotel manager to pay £5,355 fines in the first court case brought by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service after the failure of fire alarms. Magistrates have ordered a hotel manager to pay fines and costs totalling £5,355 in the first court case of its kind brought by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service after the fire alarm failed to go off in the premises. Nine...

All Staff Members Necessary For Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service

Chief Fire Officer, Paul Raymond emphasized on a unified Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service  Fire chief praised county farmers, a publican, milk machine manufacturer and an international supplier of medical and rescue equipment, who were the latest employers. Shropshire firefighters would not be able to save people from house fires and rescue victims trapped in wrecked cars without the ever important staff who work “behind the scenes,” warned...

Latest Information On Shropshire Fire Service Cuts

Fire chief Paul Raymond hasmade a public clarificationon firefighter cuts  Shropshire’s fire chief has made a public appeal for people to take extra care to prevent fires and accidents as the economic axe prepares to fall on the county’s fire and rescue service. “Front line” firefighter services will not be compromised, promised Paul Raymond adding that fire engines and firefighters will get to incidents “as they always have done.” Bu...

Shropshire Fire Service Has A Lifesaving Message In A Bottle

A lifesaving message in a bottle by Bridgnorth Lions Neil Bennett and  David Jennings Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is helping the Bridgnorth Lions distribute hundreds of tiny green and white bottles which will contain crucial details about a householder’s medication, allergies and who to contact in case of an emergency.  A “bizarre” idea to store a person’s medical details in a bottle in the fridge could prove a “lifesaver,&r...

Shropshire Emergency Crews Trained To Deal With Radiation Incidents

Dealing with transport accidents and rescuing road accident victims are major tasks of SFRS Emergency crews have been trained in how to deal with radiation incidents at a training event organised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. Fire officers called in the help of experts from the Government's Health Protection Agency to teach first responders how to deal with any potential radiation leaks in the county. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for rescuing ro...

Young Driver Improvement Scheme Makes Advanced Motorists Out Of Young Drivers

Mike Anslow and Richard Brindley receive their certificates The Young Driver Improvement Scheme,  which has seen 30 young drivers aged between 17 and 25 take up the offer for advanced driver tuition at county fire stations has proved fruitful for the younger generation of drivers. A scheme to turn novice young drivers into advanced motorists in Shropshire in a bid to cut road deaths has proved a success, said the Chief Fire Officer, who is responsible for road...

Shropshire Acquires New Water Rescue Truck And Boat

High Sheriff Hugh Trevor-Jones  “launches” a new water rescue truck while Rev Peter Barnes blesses it in a dedication ceremony  A bottle of Shropshire beer was cracked open by the county High Sheriff to “launch” the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s new water rescue truck and boat. Brigade chaplain Rev Peter Barnes said a prayer to dedicate the new vehicle, which replaces an 18-year-old truck, and will be used to save lives on t...

Lord Lieutenant Algernon Heber-Percy Praises Shropshire Firefighters For Long And Distinguished Services

Community Fire Safety Technician Officer Charlie Cartwright receives the High Sheriff Good Citizen Award Shropshire firefighters and a fire control operator were praised for their dedicated service during a special presentation on March 31 of Long Service and Good Conduct Medals by the Shropshire Lord Lieutenant, Algernon Heber-Percy. He thanked them for their loyalty and bravery in carrying out service to the community and praised families for their support. "I don't be...

Alfred Thompson's Long Service Celebrated By Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service

Whitchurch fire station will display Alfred Thompson's picture and fire service memorabilia Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service celebrates the UK's longest serving firefighter at a special awards ceremony held at Telford Central fire station on March 31. Queen Victoria was on the throne when Alfred Thompson joined the Shropshire fire brigade as a 16-year-old serving in Whitchurch for a record 57 years. Doreen Oliver (68) presented a framed photograph of her gra...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service First From Outside Germany To Attend German Ski Championship

 Annual ski championships included nine staff members from Shropshire Fire and Rescue service Fire and Rescue staff members participated at Annual Ski Championships Bavaria, Germany, 3rd -5th February 2010. As guests of Feuerwehr Regensburg (Regensburg Fire Service), nine staff members from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) recently attended and participated in the above ski championships. This was the first occasion in the prestigious event's 36-year hi...

Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service Gets A New Deputy CFO

Shropshire's newly appointed Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Redmond With a 27 year career in the fire and rescue service, John (49) moves to the county from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. The county's newly appointed Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Redmond has vowed to maintain the high standards at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service which have seen fires fall to a record low due to successful fire prevention initiatives. With a 27-year career in the fire and rescue servi...

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