|15 January 2013||
Motorists warned to take care on icy roads
The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads during the current cold spell, as freezing temperatures have caused icy and slippery roads in many areas across the region.
With temperatures plummeting overnight, road conditions in the mornings are becoming hazardous in some areas, with reports of black ice and slippery roads. Driving in these conditions can be particularly challenging for drivers as vehicle handling changes and stopping times and distances increase.
|14 January 2013||
Fire warning for portable heaters
A campaign to alert householders about the potential fire hazard from portable heaters wrongly used in the home has been launched in Telford by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Community fire safety officers were at the Asda supermarket in Donnington on Monday this week to talk to shoppers about the dangers.
There have been up to 50 possible incidents involving portable heating and other electric equipment in county homes over the past three years with around 1,200 reported nationwide each year.
|11 January 2013||
Cold weather warning for motorists
The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is warning motorists in the region to take extra care on the roads over the weekend as temperatures are set to plummet. The Met Office has forecast outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow across the West Midlands on Saturday followed by a rapid drop in temperature which will lead to a risk of icy and slippery roads.
|03 January 2013||
Man convicted of arson
A 22 year old man from Leegomery, Telford was convicted of seven counts of arson and one of arson recklessly endangering life following a trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court.
The man was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment at Shrewsbury Crown Court on 20th December 2012.
The offences relate to incidents involving vehicles in the Hadley and Leegomery area of Telford in the early hours of April 6th last year.
|31 December 2012||
Extra £1 million in cuts for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service may have to make an extra £1.3m cuts per year by 2016 – making reductions in “the front line” a very real possibility, revealed the Chief Fire Officer.
This comes on top of the £3.2m in cuts already made to its £20m annual budget – together meaning that the brigade will suffer a more than 20 per cent budget reduction by 2016.
Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond said today: “We were facing a difficult challenge in 2010 with the prospect of a £3 million cut to our budget by 2016.
|14 December 2012||
Festival of Carols
The voices of children from two school choirs accompanied by Shropshire firefighters and their families and friends rang out from a county church in the fire service’s annual Christmas Festival of Carols.
|13 December 2012||
Man dies in Shropshire bungalow fire
A man was today confirmed to have died in a severe fire which completely destroyed his Shropshire bungalow.
A total of 40 firefighters from three fire and rescue services were called to the property in the village of Alveley, near Bridgnorth, yesterday.
Multiple 999 calls were made by neighbours at around 3.30pm (Wednesday, December 12th) as fire took hold in the 15 metre by 10 metre detached bungalow at Millfields, Birds Green.
|13 December 2012||
Shropshire’s Chief Fire Officer to retire
Shropshire’s Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond has announced his retirement after a distinguished 33 year career in the Fire and Rescue Service.
He has led Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to become one of the best run brigades in the UK despite being one of the smallest and heavily underfunded – while reducing the annual cost of the service by over £3 million.
|12 December 2012||
Don’t get into trouble cooking
More than half of the house fires Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are called to each year start in the kitchen, revealed the brigade’s community fire safety team.
They will be in Telford town centre on Thursday, December 13th with firefighters for three days to talk to Christmas shoppers with advice on how to avoid a house fire, especially during the festive celebrations.
Free home fire safety checks are available to everyone when firefighters will visit your home and point out any potential fire hazards and give fire prevention advice.
|10 December 2012||
Get me to the church on time…
A 20ft Christmas tree arrived at a Shropshire church in time for an annual carol service with the help of firefighters.
The festive fir arrived in style at All Saints Church, Wellington, on board a reserve fire engine delivered by an off duty fire crew ready for the brigade’s Festival of Carols service tomorrow. (Wednesday, December 12th)