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12 Tips For Festive Fire Safety


Shropshire fire chiefs have something to sing about – and it’s all about fire safety this Christmas.

Chief Fire Officer John Redmond and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Louise McKenzie joined voices with Fire Authority member, Councillor Keith Roberts, to resonate the 12 tips for festive fire safety.

They helped launch Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual safety campaign aimed at reducing the risk of fires in the home at Christmas and New Year.

“This is the time of the year when we unfortunately tend to get the most serious incidents,” said Mr Redmond.

Electric Fire Safety Tips


Advice about electrical safety and the importance of registering new electric products was given to Shrewsbury store customers by the fire prevention team of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of Electrical Fire Safety Week.

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority chairman Stuart West joined fire prevention officers and staff at Curry’s store in Meole Brace Retail Park, Shrewsbury, to launch the annual fire safety awareness campaign.

A quarter of all fires in Shropshire homes last year were caused by electrical appliances, they revealed.

Electrical Home Fire Hazards

A quarter of all fires in Shropshire homes last year were caused by electrical appliances, revealed Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at the launch of Electrical Fire Safety Week.

An added danger is that most people fail to register their new electric products which means they are unaware when a faulty product is recalled, said Becky Castle, of the brigade’s Fire Prevention Department.

Firework Safety 2015

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Please remember to be careful with bonfires as well as fireworks.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to encourage residents to attend an organised bonfire if possible.

It is much better to manage without a bonfire. But if you insist, please make sure you follow this safety advice:

Bonfires and Fireworks

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service are appealing to everyone to take great care this bonfire night. We recommend that you visit an organised display, however we have included useful guidance for people organising public displays.

These tips are intended for those organisers who are mounting firework displays for the general public in the attachments below. There is also important information about your responsibilities to the public and your staff. 

Road Safety Demo For Lord Digby Jones


Lord Digby Jones keenly watched Shropshire firefighters as they professionally freed a driver “trapped” in the wreckage of a car in a road safety demonstration in the county.

He later sat inside the car, which had its roof removed, for photos to help publicise the campaign to raise awareness about road safety for business drivers.

The road safety event was organised by the TTC Group in Telford which educates 320,000 road users each year.

Business Education Seminars

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently providing a series of Business Education Seminars aimed at increasing awareness of the change of legislation that came into force in October 2006 -The Regulatory Reform ( Fire Safety) Order.

"Destroyed" New Car Aids Shropshire Firefighters


A brand new car has been "destroyed" - but it’s all in a good cause to train the emergency services in Shropshire.

College students helped to strip down and rebuild the former demonstration car in their car maintenance classes.

The main pillars of the £30,000 black Chevrolet Captiva were completely sawn through so that the roof can be manually lifted off.

Fire Chief urges businesses to focus on fire safety

Shropshire’s chief fire officer is urging businesses to double check their fire safety in the run-up to Christmas.

John Redmond says Christmas can bring additional fire risks for businesses as many store large amounts of extra stock, take on many more seasonal employees and prepare for a Christmas and New Year shutdown.


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