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6th August, 2017

 

Visitors to Shrewsbury fire station for the annual open day got to see how quickly firefighters react when an emergency happens.

They were watching a demonstration of the Aerial Ladder Platform when it was called to a house fire...

1st June, 2017

Two of the UK’s longest serving firefighters are to be recognised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at an awards ceremony on June 8.

Firefighting duo Phil Smith and Dave Furber have served together at Wem Fire Station for more than 40...

18th May, 2017

The lives of 18 Romanian mothers and children were saved by smoke alarms fitted as part of a Shropshire led campaign to improve fire safety in rural parts of Transylvania.

A major fire broke out in a care home on April 27, caused by a...

22nd March, 2017

 

A senior Shropshire fire officer has called for people to be aware of the fire danger from skin creams containing paraffin.

Care homes in the county must also take steps to reduce the risk to people in residential care, says...

21st March, 2017

 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for the public’s help to join the fight against criminals who deliberately set fires in the county as part of Arson Awareness Week.

“Fire crime” can have devastating effects with...

20th March, 2017

This year Arson Awareness Week, begins Monday 20th March Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, together with the Arson Prevention Forum, are calling on everyone to play their part in tackling fire-crime. 

“Arson accounts for almost half of...

10th February, 2017

 

Successful UK fire prevention methods will feature at a conference in Denmark in March after a visit organised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service from a 22-year-old student.

Andreas Sorgensen has just returned home after a ten...

1st February, 2017

Householders are being strongly urged to register electrical appliances by fire safety experts.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says people who register new and old appliances with the relevant manufacturer will greatly reduce the risk...

15th September, 2016

 

Electric blankets can be a serious fire safety risk, warn Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is offering free checks at county fire stations in September.

A quarter of electric blankets are condemned as dangerous after they...

8th September, 2016

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended 10 incidents across the county in the last 10 days involving bales of straw on fire.

Some of the incidents involve large quantities of hay, with 450 bales of straw on fire at Crudgington (...

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