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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is asking people to make sure that their smoke alarms are up to date, in the right place and that they test them every week. Click to find out more »

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  • ​Test your smoke alarms every week

    Friday 30 September 2016

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is asking people to make sure that their smoke alarms are up to date, in the right place and that they test them every week. Why not circle every Tuesday on your calendar and tick it off when you have tested your alarms?

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  • Older people’s day 2016

    Friday 30 September 2016

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is supporting Older People's Day 2016, which takes place on 1 October.

    Statistics show that the risk of dying in a fire for those aged 65 and over is more than twice as high as the average risk for all ages. With an ever-increasing older population – 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035 – activities to help older people prevent fires and keep themselves safe are likely to form a growing part of the fire service's work over the coming years.

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  • Successful fire service and partners hard hitting road safety workshops introduced to Worcestershire year 11 students

    Wednesday 28 September 2016

    Tuesday 27 September and Thursday 29 September students from Worcester will participate for the first time in the multi-agency interactive road safety scheme titled: 'Dying 2 Drive'. The initiative workshop has already run successfully for a number of years throughout Hereford, where students have experienced first-hand a hard-hitting road traffic collision (RTC) reconstruction and associated workshops.

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