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27th October, 2016

          Bonfire and Firework Safety

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.

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25th October, 2016

The recent conviction of a man who flouted fire safety and licensing laws and staged an illegal rave in a “deathtrap” basement should send a clear message to anyone thinking of organizing an...

21st October, 2016

 

A team of volunteers have set off from Shropshire on another 1,800 mile road trip to donate much needed fire equipment and help vulnerable children and the elderly in rural parts of Romania.

Operation Sabre embarked from...

20th October, 2016

A special award went to Shrewsbury’s Blue Watch whose firefighters host a day of fun and laughter for children from Chernobyl when they visit Shrewsbury Fire Station each year as part of a county wide charity event. 

It was presented at a...

17th October, 2016

 

Firefighters are sometimes the only people who can help when a “catastrophe” strikes in the community, says Shropshire’s fire chief.

“When their emergency pagers go off, day or night, they drop everything leaving behind half eaten...

6th October, 2016

Seventeen-year-old fire service apprentice Dan Adams this week clinched a top prize at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Dan, who lives in Shrewsbury and joined Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service along with five other apprentices in July...

3rd October, 2016

 

Shropshire’s immaculately dressed High Sheriff swapped her refinery for fire kit and safety goggles to be “rescued” from a crashed car by firefighters.

Christine Holmes climbed into the front seat of a scrap 14-year-old grey...

29th September, 2016

 

 

A pet oxygen mask has been used for the first time in Shropshire to revive a cat in a house fire.

Harriet, a 15-year-old tortoiseshell tabby, had fled to a bedroom as smoke from a kitchen fire filled the house in...

26th September, 2016

Shropshire’s new Chief Fire Officer has visited each of the county’s 23 fire stations…on his bike.

Rod Hammerton said he was “proud” to have completed the marathon ride with firefighting colleagues, support staff, friends and family to...

23rd September, 2016

Firefighter Graham Rowley, of Shrewsbury’s Red Watch, takes a well earned break at the end of the first day of a marathon charity cycle ride in which he and colleagues rode 67 miles from Shrewsbury to Ludlow via six fire stations.

Graham...

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