Posts Tagged "Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service"

Wem firefighters blazing into record books after 40 years

Two of the UK’s longest serving firefighters are to be recognised by the fire service covering Shropshire at an awards ceremony. Firefighting duo Phil Smith and Dave Furber have served together at Wem Fire Station for more than 40 years…

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Shropshire firefighters saving lives in Romania

The lives of 18 Romanian mothers and children were saved by smoke alarms fitted as part of a Shropshire led campaign to improve fire safety in rural parts of Transylvania, it has been revealed. A major fire broke out in…

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Shropshire fire service to face £2 million cut to budget

The 28 per cent budget cut to Shropshire Fire Authority, which runs the county’s fire service, was revealed by the Fire Brigades Union, which branded the changes “savage”. According to the union, it is the highest percentage cut to a…

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‘Very real danger’ that people could die in Telford arson attacks

Fire chiefs have warned of a “very real danger” that lives could be lost in Telford after a spate of arson attacks that left more than eight cars damaged. Some of the vehicles have been destroyed in arson attacks in…

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service appeal for help in the fight against “fire crime”

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for the public’s help to join the fight against criminals who deliberately set fires in the county as part of Arson Awareness Week. “Fire crime” can have devastating effects with sometimes serious consequences…

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service backs mental health project

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is backing a nationwide project aimed at getting people talking more openly about mental health. The ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday, February 2 is being run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness with…

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Shropshire rescue crews work their animal magic

It’s been another year of lifting and cajoling for a specialist animal rescue unit based in Shropshire. The team, based at Wellington fire station in Telford, say it has been one of its busiest 12 months on record. It is…

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New warning over poor parking after fire engines blocked

Badly parked cars could cost lives, Shropshire emergency service officials have warned. The alert follows several cases in Shrewsbury and Market Drayton where fire crews could not access properties because of badly parked cars. The latest happened on Saturday where…

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60 firefighters could lose jobs in Warwickshire in move unions warn will put lives at risk

Possible redundancies part of Warwickshire County Council’s proposals to save millions of pounds by 2020 More than 60 firefighters could lose their jobs in Warwickshire in a move that unions say will leave the public at risk. Across Warwickshire, there…

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Warwickshire Firefighters Job Losses Warning

More than 60 firefighters in Warwickshire are facing redundancy in the New Year because of budget cuts by the county council. As a result, people’s lives could be put at risk. This is the view of the Fire Brigades’ Union…

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