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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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  • Project EDWARD – European day without a road death, 21 September 2016

    Tuesday 20 September 2016

    The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are supporting a European day of action this Wednesday (21st September) and are urging all road users to make the first 'European Day Without A Road Death' - Project EDWARD - a reality across our region.

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  • Over 65 firefighters tackle large fire at wax recycling plant in Bromsgrove

    Tuesday 20 September 2016

    At 18:30 on Monday 19 September, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a wax recycling plant on the Saxon Industrial Estate in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.

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  • Fire Service staff recognised for their outstanding work at the Worcestershire Medals and Awards Ceremony 2016

    Monday 19 September 2016

    On the evening of Friday 16 September, Firefighters, Fire Service support staff and member's of the public from across the county received awards at the annual Worcestershire Medals and Awards Ceremony.

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  • Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Support Gas Safety Week

    Monday 19 September 2016

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) has pledged its support for the sixth annual Gas Safety Week (19 - 25 September); that sees the whole industry come together to bring gas safety to the forefront of people's minds. If left unchecked, poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

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  • Wet weather warning

    Thursday 15 September 2016

    With the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning of heavy, thundery rain at times in the next few days across the two counties, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging people to stay alert...

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  • Local Firefighters Win at National UK Rescue Organisation Challenge

    Monday 12 September 2016

    From 8-11 September 2016, five talented teams from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) were among Fire Services from across the entire country competing in the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) National Challenge 2016.

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  • Malvern Fire Station to host Open Day this Saturday

    Monday 12 September 2016

    Malvern Fire Station on Worcester Road will be opening its doors to the public this Saturday (17 September) from 11am- 3pm for their annual open day, which promises to be fun for all of the family.

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