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Shropshire House Fire Trauma Aid

A unique service giving practical and emotional help to people suffering from the trauma of a house fire, flood or other serious emergency has made a "huge difference" to people's lives since it was launched in Shropshire.

The Red Cross fire and emergency support (FES) service has been called to more than 50 incidents helping scores of people at all times of day and night since it was set up a year ago with the support of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Come along to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's " Celebrating Diversity Event" in Telford!

Black History Month, Older People’s Day, World Mental Health Day, and Shropshire Rainbow Festival are all happening in October. To help us celebrate these events we are inviting you to visit us at Telford Central Fire Station.

• Look around the Fire Station

• Find out just how scary a chip pan fire can be

• Take part in a smoke tent demonstration

• Find out why the Fire Service believes diversity is so important

• Share some light refreshments

• Get a good look at our high-tech vehicles

Come along to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's "Celebrating Diversity event" in Shrewsbury!

Black History Month, Older People’s Day World Mental Health Day, and Shropshire Rainbow Festival are all happening in October. To help us celebrate these events we are inviting you to visit us at Shrewsbury Fire Station.

• Look around the Fire Station

• Find out just how scary a chip pan fire can be

• Take part in a smoke tent demonstration

• Find out why the Fire Service believes diversity is so important

• Share some light refreshments

• Get a good look at our high-tech vehicles

• Find out about community fire safety and why it’s so important

DON’T MISS IT!

To book or for more information, contact: Laura Kavanagh-Jones on 01743 260189

Sally's Firefighting Fit

A firefighter who feared she would never walk again after breaking her back in an accident has raised £2,200 for the charity which got her back on her feet.

Sally Barnett (42) also did it in style with a sponsored weekly walk up The Wrekin for a whole year including Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, wearing full firefighting kit and carrying a breathing apparatus cylinder weighing 17.5kg for a total distance of 85,280ft.

Call for Extra Vigilance During Strike

The Fire Brigade’s Union will be taking a series of strikes over eight days from Saturday August 9 until Saturday August 16.

There will be two periods of strikes on each of the eight days with the first period between 12pm and 2pm and the second between 11pm and midnight each day. The strikes are in support of the FBU’s ongoing campaign against changes to pensions proposed by the Department of Communities and Local Government.  

A Firefighting Life for Shropshire Women

More Shropshire women interested in becoming county firefighters attended an introductory session at Shrewsbury fire HQ.

A total of 19 turned out for the third "taster" session over the weekend following on from similar events in Craven Arms and Oswestry earlier this year.

They learned how they could join the county’s 300 plus “on call” fully trained firefighters who deal with around the clock emergencies.

Women Firefighters - A "Taster" Day on July 19 in Shrewsbury

More women are being encouraged to become firefighters by enrolling with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A third “taster” day just for women will be held at Shrewsbury fire HQ on July 19 after two successful previous events in Craven Arms and Oswestry.

The brigade wants to attract more women to join the county’s 300 plus “on call” fully trained firefighters who deal with around the clock emergencies.

Shropshire Fire Aid to Romania

A team of volunteers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have set off for their annual trip to Romania to donate much needed fire equipment and to provide aid to an old people’s home.

The aid convoy will travel 1,800 miles across Europe to deliver four fire engines, two 4x4 vehicles, equipment and uniforms to fire stations in Transylvania.

A total of three firefighters from Merseyside are also joining the 11 strong Shropshire expedition codenamed Operation Sabre.

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