Busy Weekend for Fire Crews as Flooding Hits Shropshire

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service experienced one of its busiest weekends as heavy rain brought flooding to several areas of the County seeing 220 emergency calls being received in 48 hours.  

The sheer volume and variety of incidents the fire crews dealt with reflects the broad range of skills they can deploy to help protect the people of Shropshire. A specialist crew in Shrewsbury helped rescue 25 sheep trapped by flooding, whilst other crews attended road traffic collisions, vehicle extractions, building fires and vehicle fires. 

Reflecting on the weekend, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Myers complimented the “excellent work” by all teams and stated that “It is at these busy periods when the whole Service pulls together to rise to the challenge, that I am proud to say I am part of such a professional and effective organisation.” 

With more rain forecast later on in the week, it is essential that people stay vigilant out on the roads and make preparations to their homes or businesses as best they can. 

For further information about the current flood level, the future weather forecast and who to get in touch with if you have been affected please visit Shropshire Council’s Live Flooding Information page. 

28th October, 2019