|28 January 2011||
A company operating in Shropshire is falsely offering free security and fire alarm systems with an installation charge stating their smoke alarms are linked to the local fire station, revealed Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
"This is not the case. The only fire alarm systems that perform this function are auto dialling systems which go to alarm call centres," said Fire Crime Officer Derek Taylor.
"If a fire occurs, the occupier should always call the emergency services."
|26 January 2011||
Stop bin fires
The public has been urged to take action to stop their household bin from going up in flames and putting their home at risk from fire in an important safety message from Shropshire firefighters.
A short film clip re-enacting the dangers posed from a blazing bin deliberately set on fire and positioned in the porch of a house has been produced by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
|04 January 2011||
GP’s help fire safety scheme in Ludlow
An innovative fire prevention scheme to encourage those "most in need" to have a free home safety check has been launched by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in Ludlow.
Community Fire Safety Officers have linked up with Ludlow's largest medical practice in a pilot scheme to urge elderly and vulnerable people to have a home fire safety visit from Ludlow retained firefighters.
Doctors at the Station Drive surgery said they were pleased to be asociated with a scheme that further improves the health and wellbeing of their patients.
|24 December 2010||
Article in Shrewsbury Chronicle, 23 December 2010
Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority wish to reassure the community and staff from the Service that the recent article in the Shrewsbury Chronicle (Thursday, 23 December 2010) entitled ‘Town Fire Station HQ Project is Scrapped’ together with the supporting paragraph, is wholly inaccurate. The remainder of the article relates the cancellation of the national fire control project (which is correct).
It would appear that the two articles have been merged, one fact based, one extremely misleading and confusing to both the public and our staff.
|24 December 2010||
Teenager charged with arson on Shrewsbury estate
Detectives investigating a series of suspected arson attacks on a Shrewsbury estate have charged a man with arson at one of the properties.
The 18-year-old was arrested this morning (23 December) at an address in Shrewsbury.
He will be remanded in custody overnight and is due to appear before Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning (24 December).
|21 December 2010||
Fire cuts hit Shropshire
An almost 28 per cent the Government spending cut in the county’s fire and rescue service grant over the next four years is “very worrying” for Shropshire’s future, warned the Chair of the Shropshire and Wrekin fire authority.
Councillor Stuart West said the Government’s newly announced grant reductions were “a great disappointment” and worse than expected.
|16 December 2010||
Special Constabulary support fire safety event
Special Constables based in Telford will be on hand from Thursday 16th December until Saturday 18th December to support a fire safety event that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are holding in Telford Shopping Centre.
The event has been organised by the fire service so they can pass on safety tips to local people ahead of the Christmas break to ensure that nothing is allowed to spoil what should be an exciting time for everyone.
|13 December 2010||
Avoid a tragic Christmas – don’t drink and drive
Shropshire’s fire chief has appealed to all drivers to take care on the roads this Christmas to avoid a potential tragedy.
Tragic deaths at this time of the year were “so poignant,” Paul Raymond told road safety advocates at Shropshire Council’s “don’t drink and drive” campaign launched at Shrewsbury FC.
The county’s Chief Fire Officer, who is responsible for road safety for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, is also president of the Shropshire branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. He was lending his voice to the annual appeal to county drivers.
|13 December 2010||
Police repeat warning to keep off frozen waterways
Police in Shropshire today issued a warning to keep off frozen ponds and lakes following an incident in Shrewsbury where a young boy fell through ice.
The incident happened on a pond behind Battlefield Plaza, near the DVLA centre on Saturday afternoon.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service alerted police that one of its crews had come across four boys, aged about 10 or 11 playing on the frozen surface. One was wet to the waist having apparently fallen through the ice.
|08 December 2010||
Christmas Carol Service from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Shropshire schoolchildren will join firefighters and staff from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at its annual Christmas Festival of Carols in Shrewsbury on December 15.
This year the service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, and attended by youngsters from Meole Brace Primary and Nursery School.
The Service will be led by Brigade Chaplain Rev Peter Barnes and Rev Phil Cansdale, of Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace.Traditional Carol music will be provided by students from Meole Brace School Science College and church organist Anastasia Lawrence.