Safety at Work

Large-scale blaze at landfill site

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been tackling a large-scale fire at a landfill site in Telford since around 5am this morning.

The call was received at 4.44am (Thursday, 17 September) for an incident at the Granville Recycling Plant, Grange Lane, Redhill and covers an area of approximately 300m2 across steep-sided terrain.

Six appliances have been sent to the incident where a large plume of smoke has been billowing into the sky above the centre of the site.


Business Safety Week - COVID-19 Focus

Businesses Urged Not to Overlook Fire Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

As part of Business Safety Week, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is urging people who have made changes to business premises to comply with COVID-19 measures, to ensure fire safety remains a top priority.  

The campaign runs from today, (Monday, 7 September) and aims to ensure businesses and their staff have the information needed to prevent, protect and respond to fire incidents in the workplace. 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service supports NFCC's Sprinkler Week campaign

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) National Sprinkler Week campaign.

The campaign runs from Monday18th to 24th May and raises awareness of the benefits of sprinkler systems for keeping people and buildings safer from fire as we encourage people to .

Heroic actions of on-call firefighter

Also head gardener at Hodnet Hall gardens, Ross Underwood, aged 37, is on-call for emergencies with SFRS and on this occasion, put his fire-fighter training to use at his primary employer’s workplace.

He was alerted by a colleague to a man in his 80s, experiencing a blackout in the gardens and sprang into action, retrieving the trauma kit from nearby Hodnet fire station.

Ready Willing and Able to go extra mile to support their communities

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is taking part in the National Fire Chiefs Council’s  (NFCC) "Ready Willing and Able" campaign which launches today (April 15 l) which will show how fire and rescue services in the UK are going the extra mile to protect and support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Firefighters and support staff across Shropshire will be sharing stories on social media about how they’re using their wide range of skills to provide community reassurance and help, in response to the national crisis.

No Smoking Day 2020

Smokers urged to ‘put it out, right out’ on No Smoking Day 11 March

Smokers are being reminded today that careless disposal of cigarettes is the single biggest killer in house fires. In the year ending June 2019, 215 people lost their lives due to a fire at home.

With a steady decline in the number of smokers in England, the overall number of fires triggered by cigarettes is small, but with over a third of all fire deaths in the country attributed to cigarettes the proportion of fatalities is staggering.

Effects of Grenfell Tragedy in Shropshire


Changes will be made to make buildings safer in Shropshire following the Grenfell tower block tragedy, say senior officers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire officers are expected to be given more powers to question new developments and planned alterations to buildings when Dame Judith Hackitt reveals the results of her review of building regulations next month (May) following the Grenfell high rise flats tragedy in which 71 died when the 24 storey block was destroyed by fire in June last year.

Fire Safety Seminars for Business


Shropshire company bosses are being urged to attend an education seminar at Telford or Shrewsbury fire stations to learn more about their legal responsibilities for fire safety at their commercial premises.

The Business Education Seminars run by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service also give an insight to business owners about what they need to do before property inspections are carried out by fire officers.

The two hour seminars are being held for the business community by fire safety officers on March 26 and 27 from 10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm.


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