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New recruits and achievers honoured at evening of celebration

Last night (Monday 11th September) Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury hosted an evening of awards and celebration for the latest batch of on-call and control operator firefighters to join Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Friends and family were invited along to see the 23 firefighters receive their certificates, with a select few being awarded the silver axe for top student on their course.

Shrewsbury Fire Station Open Day

What's on?

Join us for a celebration at Shrewsbury Fire Station's Open Day, as we commemorate the remarkable 75th anniversary of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service!

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

Local firefighters take on epic bike ride in support of charities

3 firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be setting off on a gruelling 1000-mile bike ride from Land’s End to John o’ Groats on Thursday 20 July.

Rob Simcox (Shropshire), Alec Thomas (Shropshire) and Russ Brown (Staffordshire) are undertaking the journey to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Rob Simcox, Watch Manager of Shropshire Fire and Rescue’s training department, explained why the cause was so important to him:

Local University to be home of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s 4x4 driver training

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Harper Adams University have reached an agreement that will see the Service’s 4x4 driver training take place on the University’s facility. This will provide SFRS staff with a safe environment to maintain their essential driving skills.

Station Manager James Bainbridge said,

“The location we used previously for the training was no longer accessible, so we really jumped at the chance to work with another local organisation.

Shropshire Area Manager Named Bright Light

The ‘Bright Light Award’ category recognises individuals who have led the way in their role in the fire service, acting as a shining example to others. This is through recruitment, retention or progression of women or enabling women to develop through access to opportunities and resources.

Janette, who joined SFRS in March 2021, was nominated in the national awards for her remarkable contributions to the Fire Service. She is also a National Fire Chiefs Council Lead for HMICFRS/Inspection.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Introduces Body Worn Video Technology

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced they will be deploying body worn cameras in certain operations. The equipment is expected to be introduced over the next couple of months.

Footage will be used for purposes of incident monitoring, fire investigation and fire safety enforcement and will be assigned to incident commanders, training instructors and Protection Officers.

Picture of the body worn video camera

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dan Quinn, said:

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