Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has made a film about dyslexia to raise awareness and encourage staff to get assessed if they think they may have it.
With a higher ratio of employees with dyslexia, the county’s fire and rescue service is one of only a few public sector organisations to run a special support programme acclaimed for changing the lives of staff.
Submitted by Elaine.Adams on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:40
A Shropshire company has made a “key” contribution to training county firefighters in how to enter buildings quickly in an emergency.
Building products manufacturer Epwin Group, a UK leader in innovative door and window design, gave hundreds of door locks to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to train firefighters.
Fire officers had been searching for more than a year for a company with a cheap source of doors, locks and handles, to help during specialist training sessions for all Shropshire’s 500 wholetime and on call firefighters.
Submitted by Elaine.Adams on Tue, 14/02/2017 - 12:06
Successful UK fire prevention methods will feature at a conference in Denmark in March after a visit organised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service from a 22-year-old student.
Andreas Sorgensen has just returned home after a ten week internship studying firefighting techniques in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire fire and rescue services with a visit to West Midlands Ambulance Service as well.
Submitted by Elaine.Adams on Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:26
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been nominated for an award for its trailblazing work with employees with dyslexia.
The county fire service has been shortlisted for the Best Supportive Employer in the 2016 Dyslexia Awards – the first ceremony of its kind organised by a county dyslexic trainer to raise awareness about dyslexia.
About 70 staff out of more than 500 employees across the county’s 23 fire stations have been given support over the past nine years.
Submitted by Elaine.Adams on Thu, 03/11/2016 - 08:43