Fire Authority

National fraud initiative

The Fire Authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Audit Commission carries out a national data-matching exercise called the National Fraud Initiative (NFI).

Fire Brigade’s Union Strike Action Impacting on Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Fire Brigade’s Union will be taking a series of strikes over the eight day period from Saturday 9th August until Saturday 16th August.  There will be two periods of strikes on each of the eight days with the first period between 12pm and 2pm, and the second being between 11pm and midnight each day.  The strikes are in support of the FBU’s ongoing campaign against changes to pensions proposed by the Department of Communities and Local Government.  

Shropshire Fire Budget - A Public Appeal

The people of Shropshire are being asked to give their views on major cost cutting plans for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at a series of public meetings being held across the county in July.

The public can question fire chiefs and members of Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority about plans to move Shrewsbury’s fire control and merge it with a larger 999 control centre outside the county saving £300,000 a year.

“We want the people of Shropshire to give us feedback about what they think of the proposals,” said Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson.

Fire Safety For Shropshire Children

Children are learning about fire safety with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service during Child Safety Week.

Fire crews from across the county are educating youngsters about the dangers from fire at a series of events.

They include playgroup visits to Bridgnorth fire station, Whitchurch firefighters at a supermarket, the brigade’s Outreach education vehicle at a party in a park at Albrighton, and a visit to a nursery in Shrewsbury. Firefighters will also be at Admaston House community centre on June 28 with a fire engine to talk to families about fire safety.

THE FUTURE FOR FIRE AND RESCUE IN SHROPSHIRE

 

 

The people of Shropshire are being asked to give their views to help shape the future of a trimmed down Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service hit by £4m in budget cuts.

Senior fire officers are giving the public an opportunity to have their say on a major new cost cutting plan in the fight to “balance the books” after phased multi million pound cuts due to the Government’s austerity campaign.

The public has “a powerful voice” which led to the scrapping of a previous plan to close four rural fire stations, said Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson.

Strike action

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have announced the following strike action and periods of action short of a strike:

Budget Proposals 2014/15 and Later Years

Over the past eighteen months, we have been reviewing our long term strategic planning, and the challenges that we face into the future:

• The changing needs of Shropshire’s communities and the risks that they face
• Continuing financial pressures due to reductions in government grant, and
• The requirements to deal with all foreseeable local, cross border and national risks

Shrewsbury and North Shropshire firefighters in awards ceremony

The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire has praised Shropshire firefighters – including those from fire stations in Shrewsbury and north Shropshire - for “all that you do” for the people of the county.

“We are hugely grateful for what you do. You are never thanked enough. It is only in an emergency when people are affected,” said Algernon Heber-Percy at a special awards ceremony held at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

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