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  • Police charge man with fatal fire in Kidderminster

    Thursday 26 February 2015

    A man has been charged by police with causing a fire that killed a woman at an apartment in Horsefair, Kidderminster, on 27 November, 2014.

    Sandra Nowocinska, aged 22, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, four days after being rescued from the fire. A five-year-old boy was injured in the fire but has now recovered.

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  • Fire safety advice during Industrial Action

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging members of the public to take extra care during the forthcoming Firefighter industrial action.

    The 24 hour strike action will take place Wednesday 25 February, 7.00am until Thursday 26 February, 7.00am. This period of strike action will see HWFRS operating a reduced service.

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  • Public Asked to Make 999 Calls Wisely During Industrial Action

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging members of the public not to make unnecessary 999 calls during this week's anticipated period of industrial action.

    HWFRS will be providing reduced emergency cover during the strike called by the Fire Brigades Union – which is expected to start tomorrow (25th February) at 7am and continues for 24 hours – so is asking for help from the local community.

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  • New Fire Service Website Goes Live

    Monday 23 February 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service launched a brand new website today, a project that is being delivered in partnership with the University of Worcester.

    The new site (www.hwfire.org.uk) has been completely redesigned and is now responsive so automatically adapts for viewing on a tablet or smart phone, making it one of only a handful of fire and rescue service websites in the UK to do so.

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  • Chimney Safety Advice

    Friday 13 February 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is re-issuing its chimney safety advice after fire crews have attended a number of chimney/wood burner fires over the two counties in the last few weeks.

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  • Man Found Dead After House Fire in Herefordshire

    Thursday 12 February 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house fire this morning in Madley, Herefordshire, where a man in his 80s was found dead after a fire occurred at his home.

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  • Enjoy Cooking Safely this Month

    Thursday 12 February 2015

    Each year cooking causes more accidental fires in the home than anything else and this month Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is supporting the Fire Kills Cooking safety campaign.

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  • Test your smoke alarms every week!

    Friday 09 January 2015

    With the New Year underway, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) are asking people to make a resolution in 2015 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 new calendar and make it a Test it Tuesday and tick it off when you have tested your alarms?

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  • Could you be a Fire Service Volunteer?

    Wednesday 07 January 2015

    New Year New You! Would you like to do something new and exciting in 2015? Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) would like to hear from you!

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  • Don't let fire ruin festive cheer this Christmas

    Friday 19 December 2014

    Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there's lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) and the Fire Kills campaign are urging Herefordshire and Worcestershire residents to put top of their Christmas lists this year is fire safety.

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