Fire Control

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Fire Control

The Control room is like the nerve centre of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It is the place where incoming emergency calls are answered and logged and the appropriate resources mobilised to the incidents.

The control room is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is achieved by four watches of four Fire Control staff ( a minimum of 3 staff are on duty at all times).



The staff are divided into 4 watches:

Watch colours: Blue, Green, Red and White

Each watch will typically consist of:

  • 1 x Watch Manager (Control)
  • 1 x Crew Manager (Control)
  • 2 x Firefighter (Control)

The Watch Manager (Control) and Crew Manager (Control) are the mobilising officers and are in charge of their watches. The whole Fire Control department is managed by the Fire Control Officer, who works separately to the Control Room, within the Control Suite.

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Please be aware that all emergency or administrative telephone calls made or received by the Service’s Fire Control are recorded. This information may be used for the prevention and detection of crime

steve [dot] jones [at] shropshirefire [dot] gov [dot] uk (Steve Jones)
Fire Control Manager
Telephone: 01743 260 200