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Action Packed Open Day at Shrewsbury Fire Station

 

Hundreds of visitors attended an action packed open day at Shrewsbury Fire Station which raised more than £600 for the Fire Fighters charity.

Vivid demonstrations and displays throughout the day helped to get over important messages to the public about fire safety, road safety and how everyone should always have a smoke alarm in the home, said organiser Neil Maguire, Watch Manager on Red Watch at the Shrewsbury station.

Fun Packed Open Day at Shrewsbury Fire Station on August 18

 

A fun packed open day is forecast at Shrewsbury Fire Station on Saturday, August 18 with a host of eye opening activities for all the family.

Practical demonstrations of firefighter skills and equipment will show how they rescue people in emergencies alongside advice for the public to prevent house fires.

Special fire appliances and rescue equipment will be at the open day at the St Michael Street station during the open day which runs from 10am until 4pm.

Fun at the Fire Station for Children from Chernobyl

 

It was a fun evening at a Shropshire fire station for children from Chernobyl during an annual visit to the county.

Shrewsbury firefighters from Blue Watch, put on an evening of entertainment for ten youngsters aged between eight and 12, which included playing with water from fire hoses.

The eight boys and two girls were given a VIP tour of the fire station, shared dinner with the fire crew and were presented with goody bags and suitcases packed with gifts for their return journey. 

Charity Family Fun Day Success

A fun day for all the family was a great success in Shrewsbury raising £900 for charity.

Organised by firefighters and police officers, the event at Shrewsbury College in London Road was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury.

A steady stream of visitors attended throughout the day including ten children from Chernobyl who are in Shropshire for a holiday. They had been due to go to the seaside but instead attended the fun day due to heavy rainfalls forecast for Wales.

Have Fun This Summer But Stay Safe

 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued safety advice for a summer of fun and to prevent the annual increase in fires during school holidays.

To keep safe especially during this season’s heatwave, prevention staff have given out a summer fire safety list.

They are urging people not to light bonfires during the “tinder dry” conditions and to be “extra vigilant” to prevent outdoor fires.

Fire Station’s All Action Open Day

Firefighters will demonstrate their skills at an action packed open day at Telford Central Fire Station tomorrow (Saturday).

Families galore are expected at the Stafford Park station from 11am to 4pm to watch eye catching demonstrations including a chip pan bursting into flames and a series of rescue re-enactments including watching how people are cut out of a car after a road collision.

Members of the public can also see the tests that would be firefighters have to pass before joining Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and get career information.

Charity Family Fun Day

A “bigger and better” charity fun day for all the family is planned in Shrewsbury on July 29.

Organised by firefighters and police officers, the event at Shrewsbury College in London Road will be opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury at 10am.

 “We plan to make it even more successful than last year’s inaugural event which raised £700 for the Severn Hospice,” said organiser Andy Davies, of Shrewsbury Fire Station’s Blue Watch.

Hats Off to Firefighter Recruits

 

New firefighter recruits in Telford and Shrewsbury celebrated at a “passing out” ceremony after nine weeks of tough initial training with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Aged between 21 and 39, the ten men come from all walks of life from an insurance manager to IT specialist, technician to TV engineer, coffee shop worker to a paintball shop manager and an outdoor activity instructor.

Shropshire Firefighters Called to Lancashire Moorland Blaze

Shropshire firefighters have joined fire and rescue services from across the country to fight the “extraordinary” moorland fires in the north west as part of the UKs national resilience efforts.
 
A total of 12 wholetime and “on call” firefighters from Telford, Shrewsbury, Hodnet and Prees led by incident commander Jim Barker left Shropshire at 10pm last night (Sunday) to answer a national firefighting call for assistance.
 

Shropshire Firefighters Help Save Trapped Falcon

 

Firefighters went to the rescue of a falcon trapped on a rockface in a high rise drama in Bridgnorth.

The alarm was raised by birdwatchers who had been keeping their eye on a nesting pair of protected Peregrine Falcons in rocks in Low Town.

They had spotted the female protected bird was in distress after becoming trapped behind metal fencing put up to prevent rockfalls onto the road below.

They alerted the RSPCA which in turn called in Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service which sent a crew from Bridgnorth to the scene.

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