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Images from the Festival of Carols

 

Children from Bicton School Choir joined honoured guests and firefighter families to sing their hearts out at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's Festival of Carols held at Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury. Funds were raised for both the Firefighters' Charity and the Shrewsbury Food Bank which has helped thousands in need of help.

Firefighters' Festival of Carols Beats The Big Freeze

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service's annual Festival of Carols will go ahead as planned tomorrow evening (Wednesday, 13 Dec) and the fire service says anyone is welcome.

The carol service at the Barnabas Community Church in Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury, will begin at 7pm and the fire service has extended a special invitation to anyone who missed their own carol service because of the bad weather.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Andy Johnson, said: "We aren't going to let the wintry weather beat us and all are welcome."

Xmas Fire Safety Messages

 

A vivid and chilling film of a Christmas tree rapidly burning with fierce flames enveloping a room in less than a minute is a stark fire safety warning, says Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

But it’s not the only danger, with blazes often starting in the kitchen and being the most likely start of a house fire, reveals Shropshire Fire Safety Officer Alison Teece.

Don't Drink and Drown Campaign

 

Young people who drink too much alcohol and walk home alongside the River Severn are being made aware of the dangers with the launch of a Don’t Drink and Drown and “Respect the Water” campaign in Shropshire.

Shrewsbury publicans and club owners are joining firefighters, police and councils to get the lifesaving message home to mainly young revellers out celebrating in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

Dyslexia Honours for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been honoured for its “trailblazing” work to support staff with dyslexia.

They were hailed as “super champions” for being proactive and supportive employers at the Dyslexia Awards 2017.

Winner of the Supportive Employer Award for more than 50 employees, they were praised by judges for having a positive impact on their staff and changing perceptions of dyslexics and dyslexia across Shropshire.

Firefighter Strikes Gold with Safety Campaign

 

A Shropshire firefighter’s campaign to make fire safety fun for children has proved rock solid with lifesaving messages painted onto stones and distributed around the area.

Mark Smith, Watch Manager at Market Drayton Fire Station, inscribed brightly coloured messages such as “Get Out, Stay Out, Call 999” and “Big or Small, Fire Safety is For All.” The Shropshire Fire and Rescue logo was also added to a total of eight rocks which he then hid in local play parks, car parks and at the library.

Fire Stations Fight Back

 

Firefighters are fighting back after “despicable” thieves put lives at risk by stealing lifesaving equipment from county fire stations.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has called in SmartWater, the successful crime deterrent and “thief catcher,” to protect equipment from further raids in all 23 Shropshire fire stations.

Safety Messages at the Petrol Pumps

 

Lifesaving messages are to be emblazoned on petrol pumps to remind Shropshire drivers about fire prevention and road safety.

Busy petrol forecourts in Shrewsbury and Telford will have vivid adverts displayed about the importance of regular smoke alarm checks and to remind motorists to be aware of vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians especially during the dark wintry months.

Stay Safe and Opt for an Organised Bonfire

Take a look at these short video clips that feature advice on how to keep your family safe on Bonfire Night, work out bedtime routines and a fire escape plan.

http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/safety-home/fire-safety-advice

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to encourage people to attend an organised bonfire if possible.

If you are having your own bonfire please follow this safety advice:

Fire Safety Boost for Much Wenlock

 

Much Wenlock welcomed its brand new fire engine at a ceremony held at the town’s fire station which will make the rural area safer during fires and major incidents.

It was the weekly drill night for the town’s 11 firefighters but also in attendance were the Mayor and Mayoress of Much Wenlock, members of Much Wenlock Town Council and Shropshire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer.

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