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17th October, 2016

 

Firefighters are sometimes the only people who can help when a “catastrophe” strikes in the community, says Shropshire’s fire chief.

“When their emergency pagers go off, day or night, they drop everything leaving behind half eaten...

6th October, 2016

Seventeen-year-old fire service apprentice Dan Adams this week clinched a top prize at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Dan, who lives in Shrewsbury and joined Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service along with five other apprentices in July...

3rd October, 2016

 

Shropshire’s immaculately dressed High Sheriff swapped her refinery for fire kit and safety goggles to be “rescued” from a crashed car by firefighters.

Christine Holmes climbed into the front seat of a scrap 14-year-old grey...

29th September, 2016

 

 

A pet oxygen mask has been used for the first time in Shropshire to revive a cat in a house fire.

Harriet, a 15-year-old tortoiseshell tabby, had fled to a bedroom as smoke from a kitchen fire filled the house in...

26th September, 2016

Shropshire’s new Chief Fire Officer has visited each of the county’s 23 fire stations…on his bike.

Rod Hammerton said he was “proud” to have completed the marathon ride with firefighting colleagues, support staff, friends and family to...

23rd September, 2016

Firefighter Graham Rowley, of Shrewsbury’s Red Watch, takes a well earned break at the end of the first day of a marathon charity cycle ride in which he and colleagues rode 67 miles from Shrewsbury to Ludlow via six fire stations.

Graham...

22nd September, 2016

Cyclists from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service set off this morning on a marathon 239 three day cycle ride to all of the county's 23 fire stations - all in aid of The Severn Hospice and the Fire Fighters Charity.

Fire Chief Rod Hammerton...

21st September, 2016

Shropshire’s new Chief Fire Officer will visit each of the county’s 23 fire stations…on his bike.

It’s not the usual approach for a new boss to meet staff working in the far flung corners of the county or another cost cutting exercise....

15th September, 2016

 

Electric blankets can be a serious fire safety risk, warn Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is offering free checks at county fire stations in September.

A quarter of electric blankets are condemned as dangerous after they...

8th September, 2016

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 (...

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