Safety at Work

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:-

Vital business fire safety sessions

Cover of a Business Fire Safety leaflet entitled - How much is your company worthCompany bosses and managers are being urged to attend free business fire safety education seminars being held across Shropshire over the next few weeks.

Members of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s business fire safety team will give vital information about the legal obligations for every company for fire safety at business premises.

Student’s ‘Emergency Stretcher’ invention could prove a lifesaver

A portable rescue stretcher to allow firefighters to more easily haul unconscious or injured people out of danger has been designed by a University of Derby student – with input from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The Rapid Evacuation Stretcher (RES) device was created by Craig Ball as a final year project for his BA (Hons) Product Design degree course, and is on display alongside fellow students’ products as part of the University’s 2012 Degree Shows.

Almost 200 emergency calls for fire service in December

The Christmas holiday has been a busy time for staff at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Permanently on call at the county’s 23 fire stations, they have dealt with a total of 193 calls since the beginning of December, reported Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Redmond.

Fire crews were involved in a number of severe incidents including:

Worrying trend in business fire safety

Shropshire businesses are being warned to check their fire safety after fire officers identified a “worrying trend” among some firms which are putting lives at risk.

Fast food outlets with accommodation above are especially at risk.

Many business owners do not have integrated fire alarm systems fitted because they wrongly believe them to be too expensive, said Watch Manager Martin Huckle, Rural Fire Safety Supervisor for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Farm fires warning in Shropshire

Shrewsbury and north Shropshire farmers are urged to be aware of fire risks at harvest time and also take steps to help prevent arson. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and the NFU have issued advice to farmers and growers to avoid costly farm fires around the county - including Shrewsbury and north Shropshire which has suffered the highest number of farm fires in the county. Around 1,600 farm buildings and thousands of acres of land and crops are destroyed by accidental and deliberate fires in the UK each year.

Police appeal over Shrewsbury business arson

Police are investigating an arson attack on a joinery workshop near Shrewsbury which caused up to £400,000 damage.

They issued an appeal today for information following the fire at Niblett Bespoke Joinery based at Edgebold, near Hanwood.

The business shares the old dairy depot site with several other firms alongside the A488, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 01.54am 1st August 2011.

Business fire safety advice

Shropshire company bosses are being urged to attend an open day at their local fire station to get important information about their legal obligations for fire safety at business premises.

A series of two hour workshops are being held across the county in May by fire safety officers at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Suspicious fire at Halesfield 17, Telford

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called out at 10.30pm on Wednesday 23rd February to a large quantity of pallets on fire outside a unit on Halesfield 17, Telford. As the fire is believed to have been started deliberately, we are advising the business community to be alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.

SFRS advice to prevent arson is:

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