|19 July 2013||
Dry weather warning – how to reduce the risk of wildfires
Every year, fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside and wildlife habitats and although some are started deliberately most of them are due to carelessness. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding everyone to take particular care not only during this current dry spell but throughout the year.
Group Manager Kevin Faulkner of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently experiencing some delightful weather and it is only natural to want to go outdoors and enjoy it with family and friends but it is also important to stay fire-aware when out and about.”
|18 July 2013||
Help for Shropshire people affected by house fires
Shropshire’s new Fire and Emergency Support Service vehicle
|15 July 2013||
Shrewsbury Fire Station charity open day
Shrewsbury restaurant owner John Mustafa makes a charity donation to Watch Manager Mel Kapitanec, firefighter Keith Woodville and daughter Amelia after the fire station's annual open day
|12 July 2013||
Appeal for vigilance during heatwave
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service asks the Public to remain vigilant during the hot weather.
The recent fire at Grinshill provides an example of just how severe such fires can become in a short space of time. The pictures taken at the scene were shocking and looked more like an Australian or Californian fire than an incident in Shropshire.
The weather is extremely hot and the ground has dried out this significantly increases the risk of fires. You should avoid bonfires and be extremely careful with barbecues and discarded cigarettes.
|12 July 2013||
Think before you swim
After the tragic death of a young man in Bridgnorth today, we are reminded of the dangers of swimming in open water.
The UK has been fortunate enough in seeing temperatures rise to 30 degrees in the last few days. With this weather set to continue, fire officers are warning members of the public not to swim in rivers and lakes. The water may appear calm on the surface and warm to the touch, however, this can be misleading as there are many dangers below. Such as strong currents, lower temperatures and unseen debris.
|10 July 2013||
Car destroyed in arson attack following Shropshire burglary
Burglars who sneaked into a Shropshire home and stole a car from the drive, set fire to the vehicle a short time later.
The blue VW Passat, registration number S4BAB, was taken from a house in Brownlow Crescent, Ellesmere after thieves entered through a back door and stole the keys.
The car was abandoned and set on fire at round 2.15am Saturday 6th July 2013 in a lane near Penybryn Crescent, Whittington.
|10 July 2013||
Summer fire safety campaign
A massive summer fire safety campaign is being launched in Shropshire to reduce the number of accidental fires which traditionally increase during the school holidays.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Safety in the Home team is spearheading a public awareness campaign so that people know how to prevent fires from starting.
The kitchen has been identified as the most dangerous room in the home with 146 cooking fires reported in county homes in one year from April 2012 to 2013.
|08 July 2013||
Card collection to wow Shropshire children
A new fire safety initiative which gives Shropshire schoolchildren the chance to collect an exclusive series of "fire cards" is being launched by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service this summer.
Depicting an exciting range of fire fighting vehicles and equipment, the eye catching cards also carry important fire safety messages for boys and girls across Shropshire.
|02 July 2013||
Launch of British Red Cross and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service partnership
The official launch of a British Red Cross and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service partnership was sealed with a handshake on the 1st July 2013.
The Fire Emergency Support Service or FESS takes the form of a vehicle crewed by volunteers who, when mobilised by the Fire service attend incidents and offer emotional support to victims of emergencies such as house fires and road traffic collisions.
|01 July 2013||
Horse rescue training pays off
Fire Control received a call at 8am from a passerby who came across a horse that was stuck in the Strine Brook near Newport. Crews were sent from Newport, Telford and specially trained large animal rescue personnel from Wellington.
After an assessment of the situation a vet was requested to attend to assist with sedation of the horse so that firefighters could perform the rescue safely and with minimal distress to the horse.