16 April 2014 Arson in Woodside, Telford

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a fire in a porch at 3.32pm Tuesday 15th April in Wildwood, Woodside, Telford.

Two appliances from Telford and an appliance from Tweedale, together with a Fire Investigations Officer attended the fire which was started deliberately.

Anyone with any information is asked to ring West Mercia Police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

15 April 2014 Deliberate fires in Oswestry

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended several incidents in Oswestry over the weekend.

At 5.10pm Sunday 13th April 2014 a report was received of a tree stump and overgrowth on fire in Twyford Lane, Oswestry. At 5.12pm we received a report of household rubbish and a mattress on fire under the bridge in Maesbury Road, Oswestry. At 4.50pm on the same day crews attended a report of a wheelie bin on fire in Gower Place, Oswestry. And at 2.53pm crews attended a report of a Ford Fiesta on fire in Bailey Head, Oswestry - the vehicle was subsequently reported stolen to the police.

14 April 2014 Prees Fire Station charity presentation
Group shot in appliance bay in front of fire appliance

Personnel from Prees along with a Maria Jones, representative from the Midland’s Air Ambulance, George Williams, from Prees Scouts and Retained Support Officer Ashley Brown who kindly excepted the cheque on behalf of the Firefighters Charity

14 April 2014 Friends and family Easter fire safety campaign in Shrewsbury

A group of fire service staff hold leaflets and smoke alarms towards the camera standing outside next to fire engine

Remind friends and family in Shrewsbury about the importance of smoke alarms in the home this Easter – that is the fire safety message being delivered by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Members of the Community Fire Safety team based at Shrewsbury fire HQ launched their annual Friends and Family campaign to encourage the use of smoke alarms in the home.

03 April 2014 Fire safety quiz

Schoolchildren were bowled over in the county fire safety quiz run by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A total of 48 youngsters from 12 county schools won a meal and bowling sessions courtesy of the management at the Ten Pin bowling alley in Telford.

In teams of four, the eleven and twelve-year-olds had won competitions at their individual schools after quick-fire questions on all aspects of safety.

02 April 2014 Boiler fire warning
Firefighters examine fire damage

Shropshire firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to prevent the fire spreading from a utility building next to the main house near Ludlow

02 April 2014 Property fire suspected arson

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a property fire at 01.53am Wednesday 2nd April in Bishopdale, Brookside, Telford.

Two appliances from Tweedale and one appliance from Telford Central attended. Fire Investigation and Scenes of Crime also attended the scene.

The fire is being treated as arson and a male has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

Anyone who has information is asked to ring West Mercia Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

28 March 2014 Shropshire Firefighter’s Air Ambulance Race
Tim in running gear sitting on the edge of the air ambulance helicopter door on a sunny day

Shropshire firefighter Tim Hughes is running a dozen races in 12 months to raise £2,000 for the air ambulance.

27 March 2014 Raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity

On the 28th June 2006 Sally Barnett, a Fire Control Operator based at Shrewsbury, fractured a vertebra in a horse riding accident. Her speedy recovery was aided by one of the three National Therapy Centers run by The Firefighters Charity.

Staff from Jubilee House, situated in Cumbria, were able to work with Sally and her injury and get her back to fitness quicker than expected. A year to the day later she was able to climb Mount Snowdon to raise money for the charity in order to show her appreciation.

25 March 2014 Tick, Tock, Test
 Three firefighters in uniform pictured in front of a wall with a variety of clocks

Shropshire firefighters (l to r)Adam Tempest, Aide Taylor and Lee Guinea took the opportunity at F.Hinds jewellers in Telford Town Centre to remind everyone to test their smoke alarms at the same time as clocks go forward one hour this weekend