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Shrewsbury Fire Station Open Day

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Join us for a celebration at Shrewsbury Fire Station's Open Day.

Please note: 10am - 11am will be a dedicated hour for special educational needs and disability (SEND) visitors, with the general public welcome from 11am to 3pm

Get ready for a day filled with excitement, education, and entertainment for the whole family! Here's what you can expect:

Ready Willing and Able to go extra mile to support their communities

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is taking part in the National Fire Chiefs Council’s  (NFCC) "Ready Willing and Able" campaign which launches today (April 15 l) which will show how fire and rescue services in the UK are going the extra mile to protect and support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Firefighters and support staff across Shropshire will be sharing stories on social media about how they’re using their wide range of skills to provide community reassurance and help, in response to the national crisis.

Child Victims of Chernobyl in Shropshire


Shrewsbury firefighters have been praised for their kindness in helping the “innocent child victims” of Chernobyl who visit Shropshire each year for respite.

They stepped in to pay for an extra flight ticket for Angelina, a 16-year-old girl who desperately wanted to come on the trip of a lifetime after missing out six years earlier because she had cancer.

What A Try

A Bridgnorth firefighter was among a team of UK sportsmen who got into the record books by playing the longest ever game of rugby.

Firefighter Luke Veal and colleagues from across the UK played a full contact Rugby Union match in Worcester to raise £50,000 for the Fire Fighters’ Charity and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

They beat the current Guiness World Record of 28hrs and 23 mns by more than two hours in a long drawn out game, especially for the spectators, which went on through the night.

Scaling Snowdon with a Ladder

It may be a tall order but Shropshire firefighters plan to put up a ladder at the peak of the highest mountain in Wales as part of a marathon charity event.

First, they have to carry it 1,085 metres (3,560ft) to the top and back again.

A total of eight firefighters from Shrewsbury Fire Station’s Red Watch plan to scale the heights of Snowdon on May 8 setting off from the Llanberis Pass starting point at 8.30am.

Cyclists Celebrate Marathon Charity Bike Ride

Shropshire’s new Chief Fire Officer has visited each of the county’s 23 fire stations…on his bike.

Rod Hammerton said he was “proud” to have completed the marathon ride with firefighting colleagues, support staff, friends and family to raise much needed funds for The Severn Hospice and the Fire Fighters’ Charity which helps sick and injured firefighters and their families.

The pedal powered tour involved the fire chief and the 20 strong team taking to two wheels to cycle 239 miles over three days.

Cyclists Take A Well Earned Break

Firefighter Graham Rowley, of Shrewsbury’s Red Watch, takes a well earned break at the end of the first day of a marathon charity cycle ride in which he and colleagues rode 67 miles from Shrewsbury to Ludlow via six fire stations.

Graham is with Zoe Foster, a sports massage therapist and Helen Smith, an Indian head masseur at the end of the first day of the cycle ride to visit all 23 Shropshire fire stations.

A total of 20 cyclists completed 67 miles today ending day one at Ludlow fire station where the cyclists were "pampered."

Fire Chief Gets On His Bike

Shropshire’s new Chief Fire Officer will visit each of the county’s 23 fire stations…on his bike.

It’s not the usual approach for a new boss to meet staff working in the far flung corners of the county or another cost cutting exercise.

But the pedal powered tour is all in aid of charity as Rod Hammerton takes to two wheels along with more than 20 firefighting colleagues, support staff and family and friends from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.


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