Fire Authority

Draft Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2019

The draft Statement of Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2019 can be found here. The statement is unaudited and may be subject to change. This and the Annual Governance Statement which is published as part of the Statement of Accounts will be considered for approval at the Fire Authority’s Audit & Performance Management Committee on 19 July.

 

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority Budget Consultation 2019/20

How do we pay for your service?

We receive around 27% of our budget from government grant and business rates, with the balance coming from council tax. Government grants have been decreasing since 2011/12, and we have reduced our budget to deal with this fall in income. Increases have been made to our council tax so that we can continue to offer a quality service to the public of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Effects of Grenfell Tragedy in Shropshire

 

Changes will be made to make buildings safer in Shropshire following the Grenfell tower block tragedy, say senior officers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire officers are expected to be given more powers to question new developments and planned alterations to buildings when Dame Judith Hackitt reveals the results of her review of building regulations next month (May) following the Grenfell high rise flats tragedy in which 71 died when the 24 storey block was destroyed by fire in June last year.

Budget Consultation 2018/19

How do we pay for your service?

We receive around 27% of our budget from government grant and business rates, with the balance coming from council tax.

Government grant has been decreasing since 2011/12, and we have reduced our budget to deal with this fall in income.

Increases have been made to our council tax so that we can continue to offer a quality service to the public of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

How do we spend it?

Firefighter awards and images

 

A selection of images of the latest on call firefighter recruits from across Shropshire at the event to celebrate their success in "passing out."

Ryan Talbot (Telford), Dan Cowan (Shrewsbury), Jon Hirst (Ludlow) and Nick Lewis (Ludlow) all won the Top Student awards.

Gemma Higgins (Wem), Chris Birch (Ellesmere) and Jack Parry (Minsterley) all won the Instructor's Award.

 

 

Celebration of Success

 

What does a Shropshire beekeeper, rose breeder, professional golfer and survival instructor have in common ?

They are among the latest firefighter recruits to “pass out” after successfully completing the first part of their on going training.

A total of 24 men and women from all walks of life, who joined the service in 2016 and 2017, attended a Celebration of Success event at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, tonight.

Fire Stations Fight Back

 

Firefighters are fighting back after “despicable” thieves put lives at risk by stealing lifesaving equipment from county fire stations.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has called in SmartWater, the successful crime deterrent and “thief catcher,” to protect equipment from further raids in all 23 Shropshire fire stations.

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