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2nd February, 2021
The body that governs Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, is inviting opinions on plans to increase its share of council tax for the next financial year. Shropshire Fire Authority is proposing an increase of £1.99 per cent to the portion of council...
28th January, 2021
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has willingly taken the opportunity to join with local authorities to boost support for the COVID-19 vaccination roll out today.  The plans were announced yesterday and already more than 40 firefighters and support...
26th January, 2021
A Shropshire resident avoided a potentially dangerous house fire, caused by an incompatible charging unit early yesterday morning (Tuesday, 26 January) On-call crews from Much Wenlock and Tweedale were called to a small kitchen fire after the...
22nd January, 2021
River levels are still rising, and flood warnings are in place for the River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield with levels expected to peak tonight. Flooding is also expected in Bridgnorth in due course.  Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton said: “...
22nd January, 2021

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraged by a report that assessed its effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Fire Officer, Rod Hammerton said: “We are pleased the HMI report recognises how effectively the Service and it...

22nd January, 2021

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received just under 100 flooding-related calls within 14 hours.

Over the last two days, between 5pm and midnight, the Fire Control team received calls for rescues from stranded vehicles and properties...

12th January, 2021
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) says it is ready, willing and able to maintain fire cover despite changes to operations brought on by the new variant of COVID-19.  Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands issued the Service with the...
12th January, 2021
An off-duty firefighter’s actions meant two canoeists were ‘lucky to escape with their lives’ after capsizing on the River Severn. Firefighter Andrew Reeves from Much Wenlock on-call station and his wife Emily, spotted two shapes in the River Severn...
4th January, 2021

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS), Deputy Chief Fire Officer, has now retired after a total of 22 years’ service.

David Myers has been instrumental in helping transform the organisation into a sustainable service, fit for the...

9th December, 2020
Young adult, survives near-fatal injuries after accident on *one of the most dangerous roads in the UK. 22-year-old male driver allegedly lost control of vehicle due to mud on the A53 between Loggerheads and Market Drayton The driver faced 14...

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