Your Fire Service

Shropshire Fire and Rescue is one of the UK’s highest performing fire services, achieving consistently high marks in external audits.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service operates from 23 strategically located sites across Shropshire. The Service has 3 whole-time stations located in ShrewsburyTelford and WellingtonOn-call firefighters operate from 22 stations. The Service headquarters is in Shrewsbury and the Training Centre is in Telford.

More than 500 full-time and on-call firefighters protect 493,000 residents throughout Shropshire & Telford and Wrekin and attend some 4,000 emergencies annually.

We provide emergency response services for the whole of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, operating with 46 vehicles plus specialist appliances.

Our prevention and protection activities also help educate and protect communities we serve and businesses within the area to avoid fires happening in the first place.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is directly responsible to Shropshire & Wrekin Fire & Rescue Authority – which is made up of elected members. 

Following our 2021/22 inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue (HMICFRS) we were proud to be rated as “Good” in all three areas of the inspection - effectiveness, efficiency and the way we treat our staff.


“It is pleasing to see that the service has made progress since our 2018 inspection. The service has further improved the good levels of performance found last time. It has enhanced its arrangements for protecting the public through fire safety regulation. It has also improved how well it develops leaders and capability within the service”.

Read more about the report here