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28th September, 2007

Six casualties were successfully "rescued" when a fire was reported in the basement of a historic building as part of a training exercise staged by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The scenario was part of a major operation launched by...

25th September, 2007

Clun firefighters will show how they cut free people trapped in the mangled wreckage of their cars after a road crash during a Community Safety Open Day being held in Clun in October.

Their skills will be demonstrated in a bid to cut the...

7th September, 2007

Craven Arms has got a brand new fire engine - and now it wants more firefighters to prevent potentially "dire" consequences in a serious daytime blaze, warned Shropshire's Fire Chief Alan Taylor.

"We now have 12 firefighters at Craven Arms...

7th September, 2007

A new fire engine for Wem Fire Station has been welcomed by the town's civic leaders.

Wem Mayor Nancy Wilson and leading Councillor Chris Mellings have both paid tribute to the town's firefighters who were in need of a new fire appliance...

27th August, 2007

An elderly Telford man and his pet were rescued from his blazing property on Monday evening.

Fire Control received a 999 call around 10pm and crews from Telford were sent to the scene in Sutton Hill where on arrival at the scene they found...

21st August, 2007

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority has launched an "extensive" public consultation exercise to get feedback on proposed changes to the service outlined in their draft integrated risk management action plan for 2008/09.

The plan details...

20th August, 2007

Five people were "trapped" and ancient artefacts put in jeopardy when one of Shropshire's historical buildings set on fire in a practice exercise staged by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The scenario was part of a major operation...

20th August, 2007

A Shrewsbury man was rescued from the roof of his blazing property in the early hours of Monday morning after reporting his flat was on fire.

Fire Control received the call around 2.30am and three fire appliances along with an Incident...

15th August, 2007

Newport firefighters are staging a mock car crash rescue in the town in a bid to hit home to motorists the dangers on the roads.

They are holding the event after it was revealed that a serious car crash is reported each month in and around...

10th August, 2007

The latest recruits to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were welcomed by Chief Fire Officer Alan Taylor at the first passing out parade for members of the retained service.

Family, friends and employers watched as 16 firefighters, who...

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