Safety at Work

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:-

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.


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