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14th June, 2017

In the early hours of this morning fire swept through a 24-storey residential tower block in north Kensington in London.

This unfolding tragedy at Grenfell Tower continues even as we speak but at this stage we do know that there are an...

9th June, 2017

 

A “cool-headed” firefighter who saved a young man’s life as he prepared to jump from a Shrewsbury bridge has received the Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation for his action in averting a potential tragedy.

Steve Westley “displayed...

2nd June, 2017

 

More women are wanted to train as on call firefighters by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service which is holding another “taster day” just for women on June 17.

Women who live within five minutes of one of Shropshire’s 23 fire...

1st June, 2017

Two of the UK’s longest serving firefighters are to be recognised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at an awards ceremony on June 8.

Firefighting duo Phil Smith and Dave Furber have served together at Wem Fire Station for more than 40...

22nd May, 2017

A Bridgnorth firefighter was among a team of UK sportsmen who got into the record books by playing the longest ever game of rugby.

Firefighter Luke Veal and colleagues from across the UK played a full contact Rugby Union match in Worcester...

18th May, 2017

The lives of 18 Romanian mothers and children were saved by smoke alarms fitted as part of a Shropshire led campaign to improve fire safety in rural parts of Transylvania.

A major fire broke out in a care home on April 27, caused by a...

15th May, 2017

Shropshire firefighters boosted the Shrewsbury Mayor’s charity appeal to buy defibrillators for schools by carrying a ladder to the top of Snowdon.

It was a “thank you” from Red Watch to Ioan Jones, the unassuming mayor, who works as a...

8th May, 2017

Shropshire firefighters put up a ladder at the peak of the highest mountain in Wales today as part of a marathon charity event.

A nine strong crew from Shrewsbury Fire Station scaled the heights of Snowdon today(May 8th) setting off from...

5th May, 2017

Shropshire firefighters paraded in front of their fire stations to mark the first annual Firefighters Memorial Day to remember the bravery and sacrifice of firefighters who died in the line of duty.

With flags at half mast, firefighters...

4th May, 2017

It may be a tall order but Shropshire firefighters plan to put up a ladder at the peak of the highest mountain in Wales as part of a marathon charity event.

First, they have to carry it 1,085 metres (3,560ft) to the top and back again....

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