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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.


The dramatic rescue of a Shropshire farmer impaled by a metal tractor fork in a bizarre accident will feature on the new series of the popular BBC Close Calls: On Camera next week.

Series presenter Nick Knowles will recall the split second moments when north Shropshire farmer Graham Heatley (52) impaled himself onto a 45 centimetre long tractor fork when he was moving a hay bale in February this year.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's "Celebrating Diversity Events" in Shrewsbury and Telford!

Black History Month, Older People’s Day, World Mental Health Day, and Shropshire Rainbow Festival are all happening in October. To help us celebrate these events we are inviting you to visit us at Shrewsbury Fire Station Telford Central Fire Station.

• Look around the Fire Station

• Find out just how scary a chip pan fire can be

• Take part in a smoke tent demonstration

• Find out why the Fire Service believes diversity is so important

• Share some light refreshments

• Get a good look at our high-tech vehicles

Is Your Business Safe From Fire ?

How to reduce the risk of fire to Shropshire business is the subject under discussion at a series of seminars organised by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service for September.

Companies are being urged to send a senior representative to the seminars at fire stations in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow, to learn more about their legal responsibilities about fire safety.

Jet ski fire in Wistanswick, Market Drayton

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a report of a jet ski and trailer on fire at 9.54pm on Sunday 3rd March 2013 at an area known as Sweet Apple Tree, Wistanswick near Market Drayton.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are working together with West Mercia Police looking into the possibility that the jet ski was stolen from the Dawley area of Telford between 10pm on the 2nd and 8am on 3rd March.

Warning to Shropshire firms about fire risk

County firms can learn from the Brazil nightclub blaze, say Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Shropshire business owners should not be complacent about the risk of fires after the death of 233 people in a blaze at the nightclub in South America’s largest capital city.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Redmond has warned the owners of clubs, pubs and restaurants in Shropshire about the risk.


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