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08 October 2013 Hoax call in Bridgnorth

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received a hoax 999 call at 8.38pm Monday 7th October 2013 from a phone box outside the Co-Op in Lodge Lane, Bridgnorth.

The young male caller falsely reported a house was on fire in Beestons Close, Bridgnorth. Two crews from Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock and an Officer were called to the address.

Hoax calls can cost lives, whilst crews are called out to these false calls they cannot attend real emergencies and as a result fire crews have to be directed from other areas. These delays can cost lives.

04 October 2013 A “monster” challenge for charity by Shropshire firefighters
Steve pictured running along a road, wet through on a rainy day, with two runners behind him

Ludlow firefighter Steve Perks practising for this week’s gruelling charity challenge at the recent Lake Vyrnwy half marathon.

04 October 2013 2013 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

October 4 - 6, 2013 Memorial Will Honor Firefighters Who Died in the Line of Duty During 2012 and Previous Years.

Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Live Web Streaming: http://weekend.firehero.org/live/

» NEW TIME! Candlelight Service Broadcast: Saturday, October 5, 2013 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET
(Streaming Begins at 4:00 p.m.; Service Begins at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

27 September 2013 Car fire near Newport being treated as arson

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a car fire at 10.04pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 at Rock Acres, Lilleshall near Newport. Two appliances from Newport and Wellington attended.

The fire involved a grey Audi A3 and is being treated as arson.

If anyone has any information about this arson attack they are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

18 September 2013 Statement from Shropshire's Chief Fire Officer John Redmond

The Fire Brigades Union has notified all Fire and Rescue Authorities, across England and Wales, that a strike is to take place on September 25 between noon and 4pm.

John Redmond, Chief Fire Officer for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We have been planning for potential strike action for some time and feel that we are fully prepared. However, I would appeal to the public to take extra care to keep themselves and their families safe and follow the ten point plan detailed in this article and the additional guidance that can be found on our website.

11 September 2013 Shropshire street pastors in river rescue training

Street pastors responsible for a dramatic fall in drownings in the River Severn in Shrewsbury last night (Monday, Sept 9th) received lifesaving tuition on river rescues from Shropshire firefighters.

The church going volunteers, who range from the mid-twenties to retired, and include teachers, charity and health workers, learned how to throw buoyancy aids and lines from the safety of the towpath to firefighters in the water who are members of the brigade’s Swiftwater Rescue Team.

06 September 2013 Hoax call telephone kiosk Mount Pleasant Road, Shrewsbury

At 16.50pm on Wednesday 4th September Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call from a young male who said his name was Ryan and was 12 years of age reporting a property on fire in Mount Pleasant Road Shrewsbury. The call was made from the telephone kiosk in Mount Pleasant Road near the shops.

At the time of the incident the two Shrewsbury Crews were dealing with a Large Goods Vehicle Fire in Shrewsbury nr Nescliffe.

This incident resulted in Retained crews from Shrewsbury, Wellington and Baschurch being utilised together with a Whole time crew from Wellington.

06 September 2013 Shrewsbury street pastors praised for saving lives on the river
Photo showing a firefighter throwing a float and line out into a river where firefighters are treading water

Shropshire firefighters pictured throwline training in the River Severn at Ironbridge. This month, Shropshire street pastors will be given riverside practical training, including how to throw 20 metre lines safely to victims in the water.

06 September 2013 Free electric blanket tests in Shropshire in October

Shropshire householders are being urged to get their electric blankets tested for free by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of an annual autumn fire prevention campaign.

Almost one third of electric blankets were condemned as a dangerous fire safety risk after they failed the same test last year, revealed the brigade’s Community Fire Safety team.

09 August 2013 Fire crew training saves choking victim
Side-by-side head and shoulders photos of Tim and Adrian

Oswestry firefighters Tim Davidson (left) and Adrian Bowen