|07 March 2014||
High Sheriff sees the heights with Lord Lieutenant
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson with Diana Flint, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority chairman Stuart West and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Louise Mckenzie
|05 March 2014||
Firefighters rescue farmer skewered by metal spike
A happy ending: Air ambulance paramedic Kerry Hemas with farmer Graham Heatley holding the spike that speared him with firefighter John Deakin at the farm at The Grange, Lyneal, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
|03 March 2014||
Arson in Shrewsbury
At 12:59am Saturday 1st March 2014 fire crews were called out to an empty commercial premises in Ennerdale Road, Shrewsbury. A fire had been deliberately set in the front doorway of the premises.
Two crews from Shrewsbury and a Fire Investigations Officer attended the scene, together with West Mercia Police.
If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101, or make contact with CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
|28 February 2014||
Deliberate car fires
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to two car fires in the last two days.
The first incident was at 09.43am Thursday 27th February 2014, in Darliston, Hollinswood, Telford, involving a Renault Scenic.
The second incident was reported at 04.09am Friday 28th February 2014 in Sandpits Road Ludlow - a cushion had been set on fire in the front seat.
Both fires were believed to have been started deliberately.
If anyone has any information they are asked to ring West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
|24 February 2014||
Buckets and sponges at the ready for charity
Firefighters from across Shropshire will be taking part in the Firefighters Charity national car wash every Saturday in March 2014. The event takes place in March and September each year and raises nationally over £100,000 for injured Fire Fighters and their families.
In September 2013, Shropshire Firefighters from ten different stations raised over £2,500 for the Charity.
The Firefighters Charity is the only national charity which provides respite, recuperation and rehabilitation to sick or injured firefighters and their families.
|24 February 2014||
Shropshire firefighters in flood action
Shropshire firefighters have been heavily involved as part of the UK’s national resilience force battling the worst floods to hit the country for many years.
On call fire crews from across the county left their work and families at short notice to be part of the largest mobilisation of the UK’s fire and rescue services since the Second World War.
They have been working day and night in Reading and Staines over the past week pumping water from flooded homes and helping with the rescue efforts.
|24 February 2014||
A firefighting life for women
Shropshire firefighter Louise Fletcher (right) with Lindsay Jones and Laura Davies (front) at last year’s women firefighter taster session
|19 February 2014||
Budget Proposals 2014/15 and Later Years
Over the past eighteen months, we have been reviewing our long term strategic planning, and the challenges that we face into the future:
• The changing needs of Shropshire’s communities and the risks that they face
You have told us what you think about the Service and how we should change it to meet these challenges. As a result of this feedback, we have developed a budget strategy for 2014/15 and later years.
|11 February 2014||
Lord Lieutenant to tour County Fire HQ
The Lord Lieutenant presents annual awards to Shropshire firefighters and is pictured here with Mac Harris after receiving his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
|07 February 2014||
Police seek witnesses to Market Drayton car arson
Police today issued an appeal for witnesses after arsonists are thought to have set fire to a car and trailer outside a Market Drayton home.
Tyres exploded as flames destroyed the green Peugeot 306 outside the address in Chestnut Road.
It’s thought the vehicle was set alight at around 1.15am and the alarm raised about 10 minutes later as one of the tyres exploded waking the owners.
A 6ft by 4ft wooden single axle trailer in front of the vehicle was slightly damage. Police attended and the fire was dealt with by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.