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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:

Mental Health Support for Fire Service staff

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is using a national campaign to ensure all its employees understand how supportive the organisation is about their mental health.  

Time to Talk Day is a day when people across the UK are encouraged to have a conversation about mental health.  

The theme this year is the ‘power of small’ and about finding a small thing people can do to make a big difference to someone else. 


Dodmoor Grange

Station ground: Telford Central

Friday, 22 January, 2021 04:46

At 04:46 on Friday, 22 January, 2021, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as AFA.

2 fire appliances were mobilised from Telford Training and Tweedale.

This incident was a false alarm due to smoking

The stop message was received at Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:00

Issued by Fire Control at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. Telephone 01743 260290. Please check out our Twitter and Facebook accounts for other announcements.

Shropshire Fire Service Ready, Willing and Able during COVID-19 pandemic

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) says it is ready, willing and able to maintain fire cover despite changes to operations brought on by the new variant of COVID-19. 

Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands issued the Service with the latest directive for what is deemed a "close contact" following new evidence of the new strain’s increased transmissibility - different to previous directives.

Fire Service calls for caution around county’s rivers and waterways

An off-duty firefighter’s actions meant two canoeists were ‘lucky to escape with their lives’ after capsizing on the River Severn.

Firefighter Andrew Reeves from Much Wenlock on-call station and his wife Emily, spotted two shapes in the River Severn while driving over the Buildwas bridge.

Firefighter Reeves identified two men in distress being carried by the river after their canoes had capsized. The heavily swollen flood conditions meant the water was extremely cold and carrying large amounts of debris.

Deputy Chief embarks on retirement

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS), Deputy Chief Fire Officer, has now retired after a total of 22 years’ service.

David Myers has been instrumental in helping transform the organisation into a sustainable service, fit for the future and in championing better working lives for staff.

Mr Myers said: “It has been a pleasure working in Shropshire and I want to thank everyone for their support and hard work over the few years I have been here.

Driver thanks on-call crews for rescue from near fatal crash

Young adult, survives near-fatal injuries after accident on *one of the most dangerous roads in the UK.

  • 22-year-old male driver allegedly lost control of vehicle due to mud on the A53 between Loggerheads and Market Drayton

  • The driver faced 14 hours of surgery and walked out of hospital on his 22nd birthday, just 10 days after the accident

  • Driver was a well-known member of the community to the on-call crew that rescued him

'Supportive Employee' title for Service at Dyslexia Awards

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has scooped another award after a thorough evaluation at the 2020 Dyslexia Awards, held virtually on Friday, 27 November.

The Service won the the ‘Supportive Employer’ title for the second time - previously awarded in 2017 – with judge and Founder Elizabeth Wilkinson saying: “It is most definitely an exceptionally well deserved win, I am so proud of all that you do and of all our finalists.”

Fire Service hosts Facebook live vehicle rescue

To highlight the dangers of winter driving, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a live Facebook casualty rescue known as an ‘extrication’.

  • Almost a third of all collisions in Shropshire (in 2019) ended in death or serious injury
  • Long-term emotional impact of RTCs can devastate families 
  • Facebook audience invited to submit questions live to fire crew

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service pledges support for Electrical Fire Safety Week 2020

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has pledged its support for Electrical Fire Safety Week - Monday, 23 to Sunday, 29 November 2020.

The week will see organisations from across the UK, work together to encourage consumers to purchase and use genuine electrical products correctly and ensure they are working safely and efficiently.

Throughout the week, practical advice will be published on Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness.


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