Safety at Work


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.

Deliberate barn fire

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking rural communities to be vigilant following a barn fire at Sparchley Farm, Culmington, near Ludlow. The cause of the fire has been confirmed as deliberate following the report of the fire at 8.54pm on Monday 21st January 2013. Crews from Craven Arms, Ludlow, Clun and Shrewsbury attended the scene.

The risk of arson can be reduced by:-


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