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Cancellation of Organised Events sparks concern of Emergency Services

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and its partners are underlining the dangers of private firework displays due to large-scale public events being cancelled and the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Fire Service, Councils, West Midlands Ambulance and West Mercia Police are all asking people to also avoid gatherings not in line with the Government’s current Coronavirus laws including the 'Rule of Six'.

Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton said: “We are discouraging private, unregulated bonfires and home firework events this year.

Open to All - Taster Sessions

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has overcome challenging COVID-19 regulations and announced the latest round of dates for its firefighter taster sessions next month.

Rigorous safety measures have been put in place allowing the sessions to continue despite a change in restrictions and will now happen on Wednesday, 7 and Wednesday, 14 October.

The taster days allow members of the public interested in joining the fire service, the opportunity to experience certain aspects of the role.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Supports NFCC's Home Safety Week Campaign

Home Safety Week will run from 28th September to 4th October 2020 and the NFCC are encouraging people to be alert to alarms for a safer home.

The week encourages people to assess the needs of their homes and ensure they have adequate alarms for their needs. For those most vulnerable groups, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service can assist with specific advice for the individual and, if required, fit smoke detection and/or CO detection too. Alarms save lives and in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) incident they can provide precious time to escape. 

Large-scale blaze at landfill site

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been tackling a large-scale fire at a landfill site in Telford since around 5am this morning.

The call was received at 4.44am (Thursday, 17 September) for an incident at the Granville Recycling Plant, Grange Lane, Redhill and covers an area of approximately 300m2 across steep-sided terrain.

Six appliances have been sent to the incident where a large plume of smoke has been billowing into the sky above the centre of the site.


Business Safety Week - COVID-19 Focus

Businesses Urged Not to Overlook Fire Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

As part of Business Safety Week, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is urging people who have made changes to business premises to comply with COVID-19 measures, to ensure fire safety remains a top priority.  

The campaign runs from today, (Monday, 7 September) and aims to ensure businesses and their staff have the information needed to prevent, protect and respond to fire incidents in the workplace. 

Electricity Cable

Stourbridge Road Wootton

Station ground: Bridgnorth

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 16:11

At 16:11 on Tuesday, 11 August, 2020, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as Electricity Cable in Bridgnorth.

3 fire appliances including the Incident Support Unit were mobilised from Telford Training and Wellington. An Operations officer was in attendance.

Crews used the following equipment to tackle the fire:

  • Beaters
  • Hosereel jet

Fire involving an electric transformer which had spread to grass and undergrowth.

The stop message was received at Tue, 08/11/2020 - 17:04

Issued by Fire Control at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. Telephone 01743 260290. Please check out our Twitter and Facebook accounts for other announcements.

Response to positive action taster days

Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service 

We acknowledge there has been some criticism of the way the Service has organised its upcoming taster days.

The criticism has largely focussed on our decision to hold separate taster days for specific groups, namely women, LGBT+ and Black and minority ethnic groups. 

As a Service we are trying very hard to address issues that may be persuading some people from these groups that a career in the fire service is not suitable for them.  

By holding taster days tailored to address issues such as this, we believe we have a much better opportunity to dispel misunderstandings and provide people with good, accurate information.

We also want to reassure people that the modern fire and rescue service can offer them a fulfilling and rewarding career. 

Taster days are not recruitment days. They are an opportunity for under-represented groups in the fire service to find out more about working as a firefighter and to encourage them to apply for future vacancies.   

Taster days are positive action, they are not recruitment sessions.   

There are no quotas.   

When we have vacancies we employ the best that apply and only those that meet the standards. 

Positive action is frequently confused with positive discrimination. 

Taster days are an example of positive action, raising awareness amongst those groups, under-represented in our workforce. 
Positive discrimination is illegal and we would not act unlawfully.

A modern day firefighter is a public service role. As well as fighting fires and responding to emergenices, they work in schools and with young people, giving talks to community groups, supporting the vulnerable and most importantly working in people’s homes to prevent incidents.   

We want to be an inclusive service that reflects the communitiy we serve. To do that we want the best people to apply regardless of their age, gender, race or lifestyle for this diverse role. 

We have provided some responses to frequently asked questions that will be helpful in understanding why we carry out positive action. 


Nedge Hill

Station ground: Telford Central

Monday, 20 July, 2020 11:04

At 11:04 on Monday, 20 July, 2020, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as AFA in Telford.

1 fire appliance was mobilised from Telford Training.

This incident was a false alarm due to system test

The stop message was received at Mon, 07/20/2020 - 11:14

Issued by Fire Control at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. Telephone 01743 260290. Please check out our Twitter and Facebook accounts for other announcements.


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