Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service reports reduction in fire-related incidents

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is pleased to report a reduction in fires in the county for the financial year of 2021 to 2022.

The Service has assessed the incidents it attended throughout the year and found a significant decrease in a number of areas.

Last year, fires attended by the Service reduced by 11 per cent compared to 2020/2021 – a decrease of 123 incidents.

Accidental dwelling fires also saw a reduction of approximately 13 per cent with a decrease of 27 incidents compared to the previous year.

Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton said:

“As a Service, our job is to make Shropshire safer and we do this through prevention and response. We are delighted to see the number of fires we are attending decrease.

“We are always ready to respond in an emergency, but we put a great deal of emphasis on our prevention work to make sure the public are able to prevent a fire happening in the first place. The trauma of having a fire in the home can be life-changing, so anything we can do to avoid such incidents is a top priority.

“Over the last few years, we have made large strides with our Safe and Well programmes, interactions with schools, social media and public safety events and it is great to see this work is having a positive effect on our incident data.

“There is always more to be done and this positive news inspires us to continue to drive forward in our goal to make Shropshire safer.”


14th July, 2022