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1st February, 2017

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...

15th September, 2016

 

Electric blankets can be a serious fire safety risk, warn Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is offering free checks at county fire stations in September.

A quarter of electric blankets are condemned as dangerous after they...

8th September, 2016

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended 10 incidents across the county in the last 10 days involving bales of straw on fire.

Some of the incidents involve large quantities of hay, with 450 bales of straw on fire at Crudgington (...

1st September, 2016

 

A fire safety warning has been issued by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service after gardeners accidentally set their gardens ablaze with calor gas burners to kill weeds.

Firefighters attended two garden fires in two days at homes in...

26th August, 2016

 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning householders with chimneys to get them swept as they launch their annual chimney fire safety campaign this September.

Many people do not realise the severe damage that can be caused to...

18th August, 2016

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking members of the public to take care during the current warm weather as every year countless acres of countryside and wildlife habitats are destroyed by fire.

The Met Office has given Shropshire...

12th August, 2016

The dramatic rescue of a person trapped in a car following a crash will take centre stage at Telford Fire Station’s Open Day, Stafford Park, on Saturday 20th August 2016 from 11am – 4pm. 

In addition to this there will be plenty of fun and...

8th August, 2016

Shrewsbury Fire Station’s open day was one of “the best ever” with an entertaining line-up of eye catching activities for all the family.

Hundreds of visitors to Shrewsbury Fire HQ watched the speed in which a chip pan was engulfed in...

25th July, 2016

 

A Shropshire firefighter has been praised for the key role he played as part of the UK’s national resilience force battling the worst floods to hit the country for years.

Mac Harris, a firefighter for 28 years, was a top advisor...

12th July, 2016

 

A major fire and rescue training exercise took place at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital when firefighters tested their skills in part of the former maternity building.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service used sections of the building...

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