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Fire: Raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

On the 28th June 2006 Sally Barnett, a Fire Control Operator based at Shrewsbury, fractured a vertebra in a horse riding accident. Her speedy recovery was aided by one of the three National Therapy Centers run by The Firefighters Charity.

Staff from Jubilee House, situated in Cumbria, were able to work with Sally and her injury and get her back to fitness quicker than expected. A year to the day later she was able to climb Mount Snowdon to raise money for the charity in order to show her appreciation.Read more

Fire: Launch of Home Safety Week

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

County landlords are being urged by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to ensure their properties are adequately protected with smoke detection.

A total of 20 per cent of accidental house fires break out in Shropshire's private rented properties, revealed Alison Teece, of the brigade's Safety in the Home Team.

"Landlords have to make excess insurance payments, lose rental income and there is the potential loss of a good tenant who may need to be rehoused should a fire occur."Read more

Fire: Tick, Tock, Test

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News
 Three firefighters in uniform pictured in front of a wall with a variety of clocks

Shropshire firefighters (l to r)Adam Tempest, Aide Taylor and Lee Guinea took the opportunity at F.Hinds jewellers in Telford Town Centre to remind everyone to test their smoke alarms at the same time as clocks go forward one hour this weekendRead more

Fire: Buckets and sponges at the ready for firefighters charity

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Whitchurch firefighters in action cleaning cars for charity at the town’s fire stationRead more

Fire: Women's Institute partnership working

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Guy Williams from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service thanks Neen Savage Women’s Institute for their partnership working.

In April 2013 SFRS approached Shropshire WI to establish a partnership which could utilise the excellent links the WI has especially in rural communities.

Very quickly Neen Savage WI became the fore runners for this new partnership and with some basic training and appropriate supplies the ladies were soon out and about in the local community establishing who had or didn’t have working smoke alarms.Read more

Fire: Women who want to be firefighters

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Station Manager Neil Groves (Centre) with Hodnet firefighter Ruth Walkerdine (left) and Watch Commander Debbie Davies with 12 women who attended the firefighter "taster"session at Craven Arms fire station over the weekendRead more

Fire: High Sheriff sees the heights with Lord Lieutenant

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson with Diana Flint, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority chairman Stuart West and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Louise MckenzieRead more

Fire: Firefighters rescue farmer skewered by metal spike

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News
Posing to camera in front of tractor in a barn

A happy ending: Air ambulance paramedic Kerry Hemas with farmer Graham Heatley holding the spike that speared him with firefighter John Deakin at the farm at The Grange, Lyneal, near Ellesmere, ShropshireRead more

Fire: Arson in Shrewsbury

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

At 12:59am Saturday 1st March 2014 fire crews were called out to an empty commercial premises in Ennerdale Road, Shrewsbury. A fire had been deliberately set in the front doorway of the premises.

Two crews from Shrewsbury and a Fire Investigations Officer attended the scene, together with West Mercia Police.

If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101, or make contact with CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

Fire: Deliberate car fires

Written by RSS Poster Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to two car fires in the last two days.

The first incident was at 09.43am Thursday 27th February 2014, in Darliston, Hollinswood, Telford, involving a Renault Scenic.

The second incident was reported at 04.09am Friday 28th February 2014 in Sandpits Road Ludlow - a cushion had been set on fire in the front seat.

Both fires were believed to have been started deliberately.

If anyone has any information they are asked to ring West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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