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7th March, 2019

Serving her community as an on-call firefighter

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has a responsibility to keep our communities safe in our large and smaller market towns, and also in the rural areas of our beautiful county.

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29th January, 2019

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...

15th November, 2018

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to check on their older neighbours and family members this winter as part of a campaign to reduce the number of electrical fires involving elderly people.

Statistics show that the kitchen...

12th November, 2018

Householders are being strongly urged to register electrical appliances by fire safety experts.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says people who register new and old appliances with the relevant manufacturer will greatly reduce the risk...

9th November, 2018

Shropshire firefighters have issued an invitation to members of the public to join them at the fire service’s first ever Christmas Ball next month (Dec).

“We have never held a Christmas Ball before and so we decided it would be great to...

31st October, 2018

Fire service experts are urging people to attend organised bonfire night events rather than hold their own in their garden or on waste ground.

The advice comes ahead of what is expected to be a busy weekend of bonfires and fireworks across...

30th October, 2018

Motorists are being urged to be extra vigilant following a spate of car fires in the Telford and Wellington areas.

Firefighters have been called to eight fires involving ten cars in October and investigators at Shropshire Fire & Rescue...

23rd October, 2018

What connects an ice hockey referee, a karate expert and a former motocross racer? Answer, they are all among the latest group of on-call firefighter recruits to “pass out” after successfully completing the first part of their training.

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17th September, 2018

Some electric blankets can be a fire safety risk, warn Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is offering FREE checks at some of the county fire stations in September. A quarter of blankets tested each year fail the test. We encourage users of...

5th September, 2018

Shropshire’s chief fire officer has marked the creation of a national Emergency Services Day by publicly praising the role played by emergency service partners in the county and the wider region.

Rod Hammerton was speaking in the run up to...

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