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Interim Assistant Chief Fire Officer appointed at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Sam Burton, currently an Area Manager at West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), will be joining Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) as interim Assistant Chief Fire Officer at the end of this month.

She has been appointed to add senior capacity into the leadership team, working alongside service managers.

Sam is an experienced officer and has recently returned to WMFS from a secondment to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, where she undertook the role of Assistant Chief Fire Officer responsible for People and Business Transformation.

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority precept proposal - have your say

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority is proposing an increase of 2.99 per cent to the portion of council tax which goes to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. This equates to just over £3.30 per year, or 6p per week and we want to hear what you think about the proposal.

The Authority is nationally recognised for delivering a top performing fire and rescue service, which constantly reviews how its services are delivered, to ensure that it runs effectively and efficiently for the public of Shropshire.

Glittering night of achievement for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service


Theatre Severn hosted a long service and good conduct awards ceremony last night for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff.

Honoured on the night were 10 recipients of the Long Service and Good Conduct, presented to employees in recognition of 20 years of exemplary service.

Before presenting the medals Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP, said:

“It’s always an honour and a privilege to meet people like yourselves and convey the appreciation of the people of Shropshire for all that you do”

New on-call firefighters honoured at evening of celebration

Last night (Monday 25 July) Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury hosted an evening of awards and celebration for the latest batch of on-call firefighter recruits to join Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Friends and family were invited along to see the 26 firefighters receive their certificates, with a select few being awarded the silver axe for top student on their course.

Alex Montgomery of Albrighton Fire Station receiving the silver axe award from SM James Bainbridge

Fire Authority Approves Precepts Increase

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority have now approved the proposal of a 1.99 per cent increase in precepts to go Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. This equates to a £2 per annum increase for Band D homes.

The Authority met at an extraordinary meeting yesterday (Wednesday 23 February) to make a decision on the precept for the financial year of 2022-2023 before the local authorities meet to agree the overall Council Tax.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service staff member named on The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Prevention Manager, Rabinder Dhami, joined SFRS in 1995 and has spent his career working in the Prevention department which oversees the fire safety of vulnerable people in their own homes.

The medal, which is a British and Commonwealth award for civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown, will be presented to him by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Shropshire, Anna Turner later in the year.

Upon hearing the news of his award, Rabinder, from Telford, said:

Long-serving Fire Service staff celebrated with awards night

Theatre Severn hosted a long service and good conduct awards ceremony last night for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff who have achieved 20 or 30 years service. Miniature medals for family members of serving firefighters were also presented by Councillor Eric Carter, Chair of Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority.

Area Manager and host for the evening, Adam Matthews, said:

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Services’ state-of-the-art Telford Station build underway

Work has begun on major improvements and renovation of Telford Central Fire Station at Stafford Park. The Service submitted its planning application in March 2020 and phase one of the build launched last month.

The new station is the main response location for the communities of Telford and is set to include joint facilities for operational and management training as well as multi-agency emergency command facilities.

Group Commander Paul Gray said:

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority respond to re-election of Police and Crime Commissioner

Following the re-election of Jon Campion as West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chair of Shropshire & Wrekin Fire Authority’s Councillor Eric Carter, said; “As a Fire Authority we congratulate Mr Campion on his re-election and hope it means West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue will be able to continue with the excellent collaboration we already enjoy.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service launches new four-year action plan

The Service’s Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) 2021-25, which assesses community risks in Shropshire, has been produced following an extensive twelve-week consultation period last year.

Consultation on the draft CRMP began on 6 July 2020 and ran until 30 September 2020.

The document, entitled Making Shropshire Safer, is required by Government and includes information about the Service’s objectives.

These include:


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