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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.

RNLI team up with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to offer life-saving training in Shrewsbury

The RNLI and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have delivered the first in a series of training sessions aimed at helping prevent people drowning on the river around Shrewsbury town centre. Shrewsbury Street Pastors were the first to benefit from specialist training to help cut down on the number of incidents of people getting into trouble by falling into the water of the River Severn.

Fire Service’s Chaplain honoured with the British Empire Medal

The medal is awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown.

He has been highlighted for his services to the people of Shropshire as a result of his career and community work in the region.

Keith, who lives in Telford, said:

“I’m really quite overwhelmed. I could not have achieved this without the unwavering support of family, friends and the many people who have been involved in my life and work for so many years.

“I served with West Midlands Police from 1969 before retiring from my role as Inspector in 1995.

Businesses invited to book on to fire safety seminar

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are inviting local businesses to their Business Education Seminar on Thursday 24th June at 2pm. 

Who needs to attend? 

The seminars are aimed at persons who have a responsibility for fire safety in a business and if you want to know if this applies to you, ask yourself these questions:  

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service launches new four-year action plan

The Service’s Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) 2021-25, which assesses community risks in Shropshire, has been produced following an extensive twelve-week consultation period last year.

Consultation on the draft CRMP began on 6 July 2020 and ran until 30 September 2020.

The document, entitled Making Shropshire Safer, is required by Government and includes information about the Service’s objectives.

These include:

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. 


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