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Come along to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's " Celebrating Diversity Event" in Telford!

Black History Month, Older People’s Day, World Mental Health Day, and Shropshire Rainbow Festival are all happening in October. To help us celebrate these events we are inviting you to visit us at Telford Central Fire Station.

• Look around the Fire Station

• Find out just how scary a chip pan fire can be

• Take part in a smoke tent demonstration

• Find out why the Fire Service believes diversity is so important

• Share some light refreshments

• Get a good look at our high-tech vehicles

Tweedale Needs You

Do you live or work within five minutes of Tweedale Fire Station in Telford ? Could you be an On-call Firefighter ? These are the questions being asked by staff at Tweedale fire station where a drop in session aimed at recruiting more firefighters is being held on Saturday, September 6 between 10am and 2pm.

Staff will be available to answer any questions people may have on becoming an On-call firefighter.

A Firefighting Life for Shropshire Women

More Shropshire women interested in becoming county firefighters attended an introductory session at Shrewsbury fire HQ.

A total of 19 turned out for the third "taster" session over the weekend following on from similar events in Craven Arms and Oswestry earlier this year.

They learned how they could join the county’s 300 plus “on call” fully trained firefighters who deal with around the clock emergencies.

Women Firefighters - A "Taster" Day on July 19 in Shrewsbury

More women are being encouraged to become firefighters by enrolling with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A third “taster” day just for women will be held at Shrewsbury fire HQ on July 19 after two successful previous events in Craven Arms and Oswestry.

The brigade wants to attract more women to join the county’s 300 plus “on call” fully trained firefighters who deal with around the clock emergencies.

Women's Firefighting Taster Day

We are holding a taster event to encourage women to look at becoming part-time professional firefighters. To be a retained firefighter you need to live within 5 minutes of your local fire station, be fit and reliable, and be able to attend for duty at any time within your agreed hours. We provide training, support, promotion opportunities, excellent pay and conditions of service and a strong commitment to equality.

The event will include:

Dyslexia Information Day - Telford

FREE information and advice for all at the 11th Dyslexia Information Day.

There will still be advice and guidance on offer from Elizabeth and collegues but this time we are celebrating local dyslexics and locally linked dsylexics and their achievements, creations.

Exhibitors also include Dragon Naturally Speaking and TextHelp’s Read Write Gold 10.

So come along and have a look at the wonderful creations on display.

FREE entry as always and there will of course be refreshments on sale!

Drop in between 11am and 3pm May 17th 2014.

Women who want to be firefighters

Station Manager Neil Groves (Centre) with Hodnet firefighter Ruth Walkerdine (left) and Watch Commander Debbie Davies with 12 women who attended the firefighter "taster"session at Craven Arms fire station over the weekend

Women who want to be firefighters turned out for a “taster” session at a Shropshire fire station.

Shropshire needs them

A posed group shot of 6 kids, headteacher, and 2 firefighters in front of fire appliance

Children from St Lawrence’s Primary School, Church Stretton, with senior fire officer Rob Corfield, head teacher Dick Langford and firefighter Wayne Castree, who is also the school caretaker

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