Firefighter Recruitment Campaign

Wanted: “Ordinary” people to do an “extraordinary” job in Shropshire.

That is the job description for on call firefighters who respond to 999 calls in their local community.

The latest taster day when would be recruits can find out if they are “up to the challenge” will be held at Minsterley Fire Station on Saturday, November 28.

Men and women from across Shropshire are invited to attend the on call firefighting taster day organised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Employees Recognised For "Outstanding" Contribution

Employees who have made an “outstanding” contribution to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were recognised at the Celebration of Success event.

Group Commander Mark Donnelly said: “We want to recognise the achievements of members of the organisation who, through their hard work and diligence, have made an outstanding contribution to the service over the last 12 months.”

Chief Fire Officer John Redmond presented a number of certificates to members of staff.

Trailblazer Novel For Fire HQ Office Worker

An admin assistant at Shrewsbury fire HQ is all “fired up” after her debut crime novel hit number one in the Amazon e-book best seller list.

Author Jenny Blackhurst’s fast paced psychological thriller HOW I LOST YOU has been a sure fire hit with work colleagues at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and the wider reading public after staying in the number one spot for nearly a month.

“It has all been quite exciting,” said Jenny, who has a Master’s degree in occupational psychology.

New Recruits Join Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighter recruits from Romania and Slovakia have joined Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Martin Tomanek and Bogdan Ciornei are among the latest intake of 23 on call firefighters to pass out at a Celebration of Success event at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, on Monday night. (November 9th)

They include four women firefighters – the highest number to join at the same time to bring the total to 20 across Shropshire.

A Burning Ambition for England’s George


A Shropshire sportsman is all fired up ready to play rugby for his country  - and hoping for a better result than the national side in the Rugby World Cup.

For Ludlow firefighter George Jacks (25) has been picked for the second time to play for the England fire service’s national squad.

A flanker for Ludlow Rugby Club, George will wear the number six shirt when he represents his country against Wales on October 15 at the Saracen’s ground in London with a 20,000 capacity crowd.

Dyslexia Is A "Gift," Says Shropshire Firefighter


Word is spreading about a successful scheme helping to transform the lives of Shropshire employees with dyslexia.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, with a higher ratio of dyslexic staff than the 10 per cent population average, is one of a few public sector organisations to run a support programme acclaimed for changing the lives of staff with dyslexia and Meares Irlen syndrome.

Wellington Fire Station Open Day


Firefighters will be in action to showcase their skills at an open day at Wellington Fire Station on Saturday, September 5.

Highlights include a demonstration from the brigade’s animal rescue team which featured on BBC Breakfast TV earlier this year.

There will also be an eye catching display of the ferocity of a chip pan fire, a variety of pump and ladder drills, as well as important advice on fire safety for the home and business.

"Destroyed" New Car Aids Shropshire Firefighters


A brand new car has been "destroyed" - but it’s all in a good cause to train the emergency services in Shropshire.

College students helped to strip down and rebuild the former demonstration car in their car maintenance classes.

The main pillars of the £30,000 black Chevrolet Captiva were completely sawn through so that the roof can be manually lifted off.

Shropshire Firefighters in Menin Gate Tribute


Shropshire firefighters joined colleagues from around the world to commemorate the 30,000th sounding of the Last Post at Belgium’s Menin Gate in honour of the missing war dead in WW1.

Firefighters at Wellington and Shrewsbury fire stations stood to attention as two county buglers played the Last Post at 7pm – the same time as firefighters have sounded the tribute every day since 1928.

Shropshire Fire Crews in Farm Fire Exercise

Shropshire firefighters carried out an exercise last night to practice their firefighting skills attending a rural farmhouse "fire".

Firefighters from Craven Arms Fire Station were called out to the scene at an empty cottage at Corfton Farm in Corvedale Road which had been pumped full of white cosmetic smoke to recreate as near as possible the conditions of a house fire.

Farmer Stephen Povall, a South Shropshire parish councillor who owns the cottage, donated the building for the day which is under renovation.


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