23 April 2013 Obituary: Jack Tomkins, retired Station Officer (Telford Central)

It with sadness that we notify you of the recent death of Jack Tomkins, who retired from the Service approximately 25 years ago.

Jack’s funeral will be held at Shrewsbury Crematorium, London Road, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 24th April at 10:15am.

22 April 2013 Light aircraft incident demonstrates emergency service interoperability

At 5:08pm on Saturday evening Shropshire Fire and Rescue Services control room received a call from Sleap Airfield near Wem reporting a light aircraft experiencing difficulty with its landing gear.

Fire Control immediately dispatched 1 fire engine from Wem, 1 fire engine from Shrewsbury, a foam unit from Tweedale, a four wheel drive from Minsterley and 3 officers.

Station Manager Adam Matthews, Incident Commander at the incident, said “First attending crews gathered information whilst awaiting the attendance of all specialist appliances.

22 April 2013 From firefighter to Chief Fire Officer….it’s all possible

From firefighter to Chief Fire Officer – anything is possible for the latest recruits at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Ten trainees have just completed a rigorous induction at the brigade’s training school in Telford to prepare them for a future of fighting fires, rescuing victims after a car crash, or whatever comes their way in their new careers.

They may even follow in the footsteps of Shropshire’s Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond who rose through the ranks after starting his career as an On-call firefighter.