Local University to be home of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s 4x4 driver training

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Harper Adams University have reached an agreement that will see the Service’s 4x4 driver training take place on the University’s facility. This will provide SFRS staff with a safe environment to maintain their essential driving skills.

Station Manager James Bainbridge said,

“The location we used previously for the training was no longer accessible, so we really jumped at the chance to work with another local organisation.

Shropshire Area Manager Named Bright Light

The ‘Bright Light Award’ category recognises individuals who have led the way in their role in the fire service, acting as a shining example to others. This is through recruitment, retention or progression of women or enabling women to develop through access to opportunities and resources.

Janette, who joined SFRS in March 2021, was nominated in the national awards for her remarkable contributions to the Fire Service. She is also a National Fire Chiefs Council Lead for HMICFRS/Inspection.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Introduces Body Worn Video Technology

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced they will be deploying body worn cameras in certain operations. The equipment is expected to be introduced over the next couple of months.

Footage will be used for purposes of incident monitoring, fire investigation and fire safety enforcement and will be assigned to incident commanders, training instructors and Protection Officers.

Picture of the body worn video camera

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dan Quinn, said:

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Officer honoured in New Year Honours List

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) officer has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to the Fire Service in The King’s New Year Honours List for 2023.

Station Manager Tom Hatfield joined Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2005 following military service with the Royal Engineers. He subsequently worked with West Midlands Urban Search and Rescue and International Search and Rescue teams before transferring to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2018.

Fire Service respond to incident at care home

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 3.35am to reports of a fire in a care home in Oswestry.

Crews from Ellesmere, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Tweedale attended and found the fire was in the roof space of the building. All residents and staff were safe an accounted for and firefighters began tackling the blaze and safely evacuating the premises.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets, a main jet, covering jet and dry powder extinguisher to tackle the fire.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to mark 999 Day

Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, takes place on 9th September each year, however, as Her Majesty The Queen passed away on 8th September, the date for 2022 was rescheduled out of respect for the King and national mourning.

999 Day will now take place tomorrow, Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Emergency Services Day is a Government backed national day and is an opportunity for the country to shows its appreciation for those who work and volunteer in the NHS, police, fire, ambulance and search and rescue services.

Save safely in Shropshire this Winter

As we all feel the pinch of rising energy prices, you may be considering ways in which to save on your energy bills this winter.

We've brought together ideas and resources which may help you to do so. Not only could these save you a few pennies, they are fire safe, meaning you can avoid a costly fire in your home.

Only heat the rooms you use If you’re able to switch individual radiators off in your home, save money by only keeping radiators switched on in the rooms you use most. 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteers undertake journey for Ukraine

6 volunteers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will be undertaking a trip from the UK to Poland in a bid to deliver 2 fire engines and 250 pieces of kit for fellow firefighters in Ukraine.

Departing from Shrewsbury Fire Station on Thursday 6 October, the journey will see the crew pass through 4 countries, covering a distance of around 1500 miles.

Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton oversaw some of their preparations this week and said:

Glittering night of achievement for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service


Theatre Severn hosted a long service and good conduct awards ceremony last night for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff.

Honoured on the night were 10 recipients of the Long Service and Good Conduct, presented to employees in recognition of 20 years of exemplary service.

Before presenting the medals Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP, said:

“It’s always an honour and a privilege to meet people like yourselves and convey the appreciation of the people of Shropshire for all that you do”


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