|17 April 2013||
Shropshire’s anti pollution push
The ability to tackle pollution incidents in the county has been boosted with a joint initiative between Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Environment Agency.
Also a new Toyota Hilux – dubbed an Environmental Protection Unit – has been jointly provided by the Environment Agency and the county brigade.
|11 April 2013||
Wheelie bin arson in Telford
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended another report of a wheelie bin fire at 8.47pm on Wednesday 10th April 2013 on Woodrows, Woodside, Telford. The wheelie bin was deliberately set on fire.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended five wheelie bin fires on Woodside since February 2013.
Our advice is always store wheelie bins well away from the front of property’s, and only put out bins on the day of collection.
If anyone has any information about the incidents they are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
|08 April 2013||
Telford firefighter shatters world record at Ironbridge
On 31st March Stu Rushton from Green Watch, Telford shattered the Guinness World Record by running the Ironbridge half marathon in full fire kit in 2hrs 00mins 47secs. Stu wanted to say thankyou to Alec Thomas, from his watch, for running ahead of him videoing the whole event.
Congratulations to Stu for this amazing run and for raising money for the Firefighters Charity and Help for Heroes.
If you would like to contribute please visit www.justgiving.com/teams/stu-ruston
|04 April 2013||
Grass fires in Wellington
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called out on seven occasions since the end of February to grass fires around the area of the underpass in Whitchurch Drive, Wellington.
All of the fires have been started deliberately and on occasions there have been multiple seats of fires.
Whilst fire crews are dealing with these fires they are unable to respond to more serious fires or accidents.
|20 March 2013||
Wheelie bin suspected arson in Telford
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a wheelie bin fire at 8.25pm on Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Waltondale, Woodside, Telford.
The wheelie bin was set on fire at the front of the property and caused fire and smoke damage to the door and porch area. Firefighters from Telford Central and Tweedale attended and entry was forced to the property as initial reports suggested that the occupants were inside the property.
Our advice is always store wheelie bins well away from the front of properties and only put out bins on the day of collection.
|18 March 2013||
Shropshire house fire drama on BBC Real Rescues
The story of how a 999 operator kept a panic stricken mother talking over the phone in a bid to calm her while a blaze trapped her and her two young children in their Shropshire home will be re-told on BBC Real Rescues tomorrow. (Tuesday)
The programme will be broadcast at 11.30am on Tuesday, March 19th and repeated on Wednesday at 7.05am on BBC2.
|15 March 2013||
Householders are putting their lives at risk by installing their own woodburners in a bid to keep rising fuel costs down, warns Community Fire Safety Manager Rabinder Dhami at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
They are also risking huge financial costs if a fire breaks out as insurance claims potentially could be turned down if stoves are not fitted by a qualified engineer.
There have been eight chimney fires in county homes in March - two of them caused by faulty woodburners. In February there were 23 chimney fires and 28 in January.
|05 March 2013||
You can’t turn back time: will you promise to keep your family safe?
Test your smoke alarm this clock change weekend (31 March 2013)
A young boy explores the burnt-out shell of his former home, examines his old toys, and a clock, then asks you to make a life-saving promise this Easter - to test your smoke alarm and keep your loved ones safe from fire.
This is the story of a new Fire Kills online video launched today (5 March 2013).
|05 March 2013||
Tribute to tragic Shropshire fireman
Firefighters and staff from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have paid tribute to the only fireman known to have died on duty in Shropshire.
George Faulconbridge (50) fell to his death during a fire drill in Shrewsbury in 1938 while demonstrating how people could be lowered to safety in a hoist. He lost his grip on a rope and died in front of his firefighting colleagues after the 26ft fall.
|04 March 2013||
Jet ski fire in Wistanswick, Market Drayton
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a jet ski and trailer on fire at 9.54pm on Sunday 3rd March 2013 at an area known as Sweet Apple Tree, Wistanswick near Market Drayton.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are working together with West Mercia Police looking into the possibility that the jet ski was stolen from the Dawley area of Telford between 10pm on the 2nd and 8am on 3rd March.
If anyone has any information about either incident they are asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.