Posts Tagged "Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service"

Shane Walsh tragedy: Shrewsbury dad’s death casts spotlight on safety

The death of Shane Walsh has again cast the spotlight on the issue of river safety in Shrewsbury, with more questions today being asked about what can be done to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. Police confirmed on Thursday…

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Telford council set to reject crime commissioner’s plan to take over Shropshire fire service

Telford & Wrekin Council has said it will not support plans for Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion to take over control of Shropshire’s fire service. Mr Campion wants to have a single joint commissioner for West Mercia Police, Shropshire…

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Tumble dryers spark dozens of fires in Shropshire

Tumble dryers have sparked dozens of fires across Shropshire over the past eight years, new figures show. Crews from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to 82 blazes involving tumble dryers since 2009/10. Nobody died as a…

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River Severn warning: Shrewsbury police urge people stay out of water

Emergency services are pleading with people to “respect” the River Severn after five people have had to be rescued from the water in just a week. Police in Shrewsbury have revealed that there has been a rash of emergencies due…

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Sparks flying in rowover future of Shropshire fire service

The battle over the future of the fire service continues to rage with the county’s fire authority members lining up to pour cold water on plans from the region’s police and crime commissioner. The latest development in the bid from…

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Shropshire man burned in vape battery explosion

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident near Bridgnorth. One appliance and an operations officer were in attendance at Peacock Hill, Alveley, where one male casualty is believed to have suffered burns to his upper legs. The…

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Shropshire fire service takeover bid: Call for rethink on police and crime commissioner’s plans

Four council leaders have united to tell the region’s police and crime commissioner they want a re-think over his plan to take over the governance of Shropshire’s fire service. It has emerged that the leaders of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin,…

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Unions warn of risk to Shropshire’s fire and control centre

A Fire Brigades Union secretary has warned of serious concerns over a bid by West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner to take control of the county’s fire service. Matt Lamb, Brigade Secretary for Shropshire said the county’s fire service is…

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Firefighters recognised at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service awards

A “cool-headed” firefighter who saved a young man’s life as he prepared to jump from a Shrewsbury bridge has received the Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation for his action in averting a potential tragedy. Steve Westley “displayed great calmness” last July…

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Fire service is being ‘crippled’ by cuts, report claims

The fire service is being “crippled” by cuts in the number of control room staff, a report claims. The Fire Brigades Union said more than 500 posts had been axed across the UK since 2010 – a quarter of the…

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