Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Shropshire Firefighters Urge Safety In The Kitchen During National Chip Week Fire Safety Campaign

Firefighters convey the message that chip pan accidents can cause serious burns and injuries National Chip Week has the backing of Shropshire firefighters who are urging people to get a portion of their favourite food from the chippy or takeaway instead of cooking at home after a night out. Fire crews are aiming their fire safety message at revellers who often feel hungry after a night out but set fire to their kitchen after putting the chip pan on - and then fall asleep in...

Shropshire Firefighters Issue Toxic Smoke Safety Warning To Residents

The warning comes after a student was injured by toxic smoke inhalation Get a smoke alarm and test it weekly - that is the stark advice from Shropshire firefighters to avoid dying from toxic smoke in a house fire. Just two to three breaths of toxic smoke and "you're unconscious," warned community fire safety officers at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service just days after a Shropshire student was critically injured after suffering toxic smoke inhalation. "Toxic smoke af...

Shropshire Fire Service Wins Top EU Road Safety Award

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has won a top EU award for its excellent road safety work The Shropshire FRS was praised by the EU for being committed to improving road safety by launching informative campaigns and educating road users.It was recognised as the best institution among those signing up to the European Road Safety Charter for innovative and successful schemes in the annual Excellence in Road Safety Awards run by the European Commission. The Shropshire fire s...

Shropshire And Wrekin Fire Authority Praised For Fire Safety

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority has been praised for making Shropshire safer Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority has been praised by an independent watchdog for making the county one of the safest in the UK with fires at a record low. Property fires are down, arson is "greatly reducing," businesses are safer with blazes also down and car fires cut, said the report from the Audit Commission's "Oneplace" which gives an independent overview of public services. "The...

Fire Safety Initiatives From Shropshire To Poland

Fire safety for families from Poland living in Shropshire was served up at a county fire station Fire safety for families from Poland living in Shropshire was served up at a social evening held at a county fire station. A number of Polish families who have now made their homes in the county were invited to Oswestry Fire Station along with four firefighters from the city of Lodz in central Poland on a European cultural exchange visit funded through the European Commission's...

Arriva Helps Fire Safety Campaign

Arriva is helping Shropshire firefighters get over important fire safety messages this festive season Arriva is helping Shropshire firefighters get over important fire safety messages this festive season. The bus company has put up one of the brigade's warning posters - showing a child's teddy bears blackened by fire - free of charge on its Oswestry area bus. The public message is for people not to drink large amounts of alcohol and cook - in a bid to prevent house fires d...

Christmas Cocktail Is A Fire Hazard, Says Message From Shropshire Fire And Rescue Service

Drinking large amounts of alcohol and cooking is a "dangerous cocktail" at Christmas Drinking large amounts of alcohol and cooking is a "dangerous cocktail" at Christmas, warn community fire safety officers. Shropshire fire crews have been giving out the message at fire safety events across the county in a bid to prevent house fires during the festive season. "Our message is especially important at Christmas and the New Year as people celebrate and drink small amounts of a...

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