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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.
Community fire safety officers are hoping the cards will become collectors' items among the county's schoolchildren.

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.

14 June 2013 Oswestry and Ellesmere firefighters praised in awards ceremony

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire has praised Shropshire firefighters – including those from Oswestry and Ellesmere fire stations - for “all that you do” for the people of Shropshire.

“We are hugely grateful for what you do. You are never thanked enough. It is only in an emergency when people are affected,” said Algernon Heber-Percy at a special awards ceremony held at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

14 June 2013 Shrewsbury and North Shropshire firefighters in awards ceremony

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire has praised Shropshire firefighters – including those from fire stations in Shrewsbury and north Shropshire - for “all that you do” for the people of the county.

“We are hugely grateful for what you do. You are never thanked enough. It is only in an emergency when people are affected,” said Algernon Heber-Percy at a special awards ceremony held at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

12 June 2013 Fire Service Awards

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire has praised Shropshire firefighters for “all that you do” for the people of Shropshire.

“We are hugely grateful for what you do. You are never thanked enough. It is only in an emergency when people are affected,” said Algernon Heber-Percy at a special awards ceremony held at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

He also praised Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond, who is due to retire next month, for his skill in “keeping Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service together” after implementing severe budget cutbacks.

12 June 2013 Dying motorist saved by police heroes

Two Shropshire police officers who pulled a semi-conscious motorist to safety seconds before his car was engulfed in flames after a road crash have been praised for their bravery.

Alex Saxton and Tim Blackham received the Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation for conspicuous bravery while saving life from fire.

Making the award, Paul Raymond said: This is a very rare award. There have only been two previous recipients since I have been Chief Fire Officer. When I heard the details of this rescue I knew I had to make this commendation to two very special and brave officers.

10 June 2013 Shropshire firefighters in Romania

Shropshire firefighters carried out a training session yesterday - in Romania.

They were familiarising Romanian firefighters in how to use equipment on board two UK fire engines transported to their country in a 1,800 mile aid trip destined to save lives in Romania's rural villages.

06 June 2013 Romania fire aid leave Germany

Volunteers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service left Germany yesterday (Tuesday, June 4th) after being welcomed by the Deputy Mayor of Siegburg on their way to deliver fire trucks to Romania as part of a week long charity aid trip.

Nine volunteers from Shropshire were hosted by Chief Fire Officer Tomas Glatz and his family and colleagues from Siegburg Fire Station.

03 June 2013 Shropshire fire aid to Romania set off

Volunteers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service set off early today (Monday, June 3rd) on a 1,800 mile aid trip to transport more much needed fire engines to Romania.

Two fire engines and a Land Rover with 500 firefighting uniforms on board left fire stations in Shrewsbury and Telford bound for Targu Mures in Romania at 3.30am today (Monday June 3).

They will be the 13th UK fire appliances to be delivered to needy rural areas in Romania and Bulgaria over the past few years by staff from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.