Easter Fire Safety Campaign


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched an Easter fire safety campaign for friends, family and neighbours to spread the word about the importance of having smoke alarms in the home – and to ensure they work.

A series of awareness events are being held at libraries across the county featuring a colouring competition for children to teach them about fire safety.

Fire Safety Seminars for Business


Shropshire company bosses are being urged to attend an education seminar at Telford or Shrewsbury fire stations to learn more about their legal responsibilities for fire safety at their commercial premises.

The Business Education Seminars run by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service also give an insight to business owners about what they need to do before property inspections are carried out by fire officers.

The two hour seminars are being held for the business community by fire safety officers on March 26 and 27 from 10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm.

Sprinklers Save Lives


Sprinklers save lives and businesses – that is the message from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in a campaign during national Sprinkler Awareness Week which starts today.

A senior fire officer said he wanted to “dispel the myth” that water from sprinkler systems caused more damage than fire.

“That is absolutely and completely untrue. Sprinklers only react to just where the fire is. They react to the heat and successfully put out fires to save lives and property,” said Ian Leigh, Station Manager in Protection at Shrewsbury Fire HQ.

Baptism of Fire for New Firefighter Alice

A newly qualified Bridgnorth firefighter saved a woman’s life in a house fire on her first ever 999 call, just eight days after finishing her training.

Alice Stanley (42), who only joined Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service as an on call firefighter in November, had just completed a breathing apparatus (BA)course when she was deployed into the smoke filled house in Eardington, near Bridgnorth, last week.

Wearing breathing apparatus, she was with colleague Joe Smallman. The pair arrived at the scene to be told by a man outside: “My wife’s in there.”

"Icy" Water Training for Shropshire Fire Officers


Shropshire Fire Officers hurtled downstream in fast flowing water on one of the coldest days of the year to experience what it was like to be rescued as part of a training course.

It was management training with a difference for four Station Managers from the county who experienced the “icy” water training in sub zero temperatures in the River Dee at Llangollen.

They each had to launch themselves into the treacherous river to float quickly downstream, catch a rope thrown from the bank and pull themselves to safety along with other specialist rescue techniques.

Budget Consultation 2018/19

How do we pay for your service?

We receive around 27% of our budget from government grant and business rates, with the balance coming from council tax.

Government grant has been decreasing since 2011/12, and we have reduced our budget to deal with this fall in income.

Increases have been made to our council tax so that we can continue to offer a quality service to the public of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

How do we spend it?

Oxygen Masks for Animals Campaign


Animals which struggle to survive after breathing in smoke in Shropshire house fires now have a much better chance of survival after a successful campaign to stock all county fire engines with pet sized oxygen masks.

Two Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service employees who helped to support a fundraising campaign backed by the public have been praised for their efforts.

Apprentices on the Career Ladder


School leavers are well on the career ladder almost three years after joining the first apprentice scheme at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

From fire safety inspector to Technical Support Officer, web and graphic designer to IT technician and an apprentice who gives fire safety talks to children– all five are now in a broad range of careers offering a bright jobs outlook.

They have passed exams, learned new skills and gained qualifications to add to their achievements along the way.

"Chance" Horse Rescue


An elderly horse called Chance who fell into a ditch was fortunate to be rescued by firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s highly trained animal rescue team based in Wellington.

It took the strength of more than 15 firefighters to pull the animal out of the mud filled ditch in a 90 minute rescue operation.

Achievers' Awards

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service presented Achievers' Awards to staff who had gone beyond the call of duty at this week's Celebration of Success ceremony held at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.



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