|08 August 2012||
Bullseye has arrived!
Our new recruit, Bullseye a fully articulated mannequin rescue training horse, arrived at the weekend and has been safely assembled and stabled at Tong Park Farm Livery Yard.
At Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) the definition of animal rescue is;
The removal of an animal from a place of danger to a place of safety by the most humane method. With overriding regard for the safety and welfare of ourselves and members of the public.
|06 August 2012||
Motorists asked to take extra care on rural roads during harvest season
The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is today warning motorists of the dangers that may be present during this time of year as farmers are using the roads more when harvesting and moving their produce.
|02 August 2012||
Crews protect properties from a 'woodland fire'
Crews from across Shropshire were last night (Tuesday 31st July) called to protect properties from a simulated fire in a large area of woodland at Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury. The scenario was part of an exercise planned by Shropshire Fire and Rescue to test its response to this type of incident.
The exercise involved appliances from Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford and Market Drayton assisted by Incident Support Units from Bridgnorth, Newport, Market Drayton and Whitchurch and a Water Carrier from Oswestry.
|27 July 2012||
Curry king cooks up safety first message
Make safety your key ingredient when cooking this Summer – that is the message from an award winning Shropshire chef and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Community fire safety officers have linked up with Shrewsbury’s Café Saffron owner Abdul Husen, who won the Shropshire’s curry chef of the year award, to help highlight the importance of safety when cooking.
Many fires are caused by both indoor and outdoor cooking, warned Rabinder Dhami, Team Leader at the county brigade’s community fire safety department.
|26 July 2012||
Clee Hill water supply exercise
On the evening on Wednesday 18th July crews and appliances from Craven Arms, Clun and Bridgnorth took part in a water supply exercise at Clee Hill quarry organized by the Group Support Teams.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has now worked in partnership with Hanson Aggregates, who manage and run the quarry, on two separate occasions to facilitate a water supply exercise at the location.
The crews were ‘mobilised’ to a scenario of a fire within a bitumen plant which requires large quantities of water to cool and extinguish.
|26 July 2012||
Willey Hall water supply drill
On the evening of Wednesday 25th July crews from Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury took part in a small scale drill to test the existing contingency plan in place for Willey Hall.
Willey hall is a large country estate house which is still in private ownership, and still lived in by Lady Forrester.
|25 July 2012||
Severe fire on the Stiperstones
Just over 70 firefighters and officers from around the county worked tirelessly for 7 hours yesterday tackling a severe fire on the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve.
|18 July 2012||
Saving lives is a “buzz”
An appeal has gone out for more members of the public to apply to become retained firefighters across Shropshire.
Contributing to saving someone’s life is “quite a buzz”, said the man in charge of Ellesmere Fire Station.
During the day Steve Moorhouse (49) is an Operations Manager at a leading Shropshire company. Responsible for ensuring that Lloyds Animal Feeds is working smoothly, Steve is also the Watch Manager at the town’s fire station.
|17 July 2012||
Shrewsbury Fire Station Open Day
See a chip pan on fire and witness how firefighters free road accident victims from the wreckage of their car – at an open day at Shrewsbury’s new fire station this Saturday.
Firefighters will also demonstrate how they rescue people using safety lines from the fire training tower.
Youngsters can experience the colourful “smoke tent” to show how they should escape from a smoke filled building.
|15 July 2012||
Property fire in Oswestry
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to reports of a fire at 05:22am this morning (Sunday) at York Street, Oswestry. As a result 3 Appliances were mobilised from Oswestry, Chirk and Ellesmere.
The alarm was raised by a passerby when they saw flames coming from the downstairs of a terraced property. A lady in her 20’s had escaped from the upstairs at the rear of the property onto a ground floor roof, she alerted local residents to the fact that another lady was still inside the property.