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Shropshire's Arson Campaign


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for the public’s help to join the fight against criminals who deliberately set fires in the county as part of Arson Awareness Week.

“Fire crime” can have devastating effects with sometimes serious consequences and added cost to the public purse, said Guy Williams, Group Manager in charge of Prevention and Protection for the county.

He is appealing to people to help prevent arson by putting bins out of sight and away from property, not leaving skips full of rubbish and reporting flytips to councils.

Farm fire prevention advice

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended 10 incidents across the county in the last 10 days involving bales of straw on fire.

Some of the incidents involve large quantities of hay, with 450 bales of straw on fire at Crudgington (pictured), 300 tonnes of straw near Hodnet and 250 bales of hay smouldering in Nesscliffe. We have also attended 4 incidents involving a combine harvester, tractors and balers.

The following advice is given on the NFU Risk Management Programme:

Business Safety Week 2016


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are proud to support Business Safety Week which runs from the 5th until the 11th September, 2016.

The key objective of the week is to highlight the help and support available to businesses from their local fire and rescue service. 

The aim is to reduce the number of enforcement notices delivered to businesses and encourage them to make fire safety an every day part of working life so employees can respond safely and appropriately in the event of an incident. 

Essential Fire Advice For Business


Shropshire company bosses are being urged to attend an education seminar at their local fire station to get important information about their legal obligations for fire safety at business premises.

The two hour seminars are being held across the county in September by fire safety officers at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

12 Tips For Festive Fire Safety


Shropshire fire chiefs have something to sing about – and it’s all about fire safety this Christmas.

Chief Fire Officer John Redmond and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Louise McKenzie joined voices with Fire Authority member, Councillor Keith Roberts, to resonate the 12 tips for festive fire safety.

They helped launch Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual safety campaign aimed at reducing the risk of fires in the home at Christmas and New Year.

“This is the time of the year when we unfortunately tend to get the most serious incidents,” said Mr Redmond.

Electric Fire Safety Tips


Advice about electrical safety and the importance of registering new electric products was given to Shrewsbury store customers by the fire prevention team of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of Electrical Fire Safety Week.

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority chairman Stuart West joined fire prevention officers and staff at Curry’s store in Meole Brace Retail Park, Shrewsbury, to launch the annual fire safety awareness campaign.

A quarter of all fires in Shropshire homes last year were caused by electrical appliances, they revealed.

Electrical Home Fire Hazards

A quarter of all fires in Shropshire homes last year were caused by electrical appliances, revealed Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at the launch of Electrical Fire Safety Week.

An added danger is that most people fail to register their new electric products which means they are unaware when a faulty product is recalled, said Becky Castle, of the brigade’s Fire Prevention Department.


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