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  • Test your smoke alarms as you change your clocks

    Tuesday 24 March 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging residents across the two counties to test their smoke alarms as they change their clocks over the weekend of 28 and 29 March.

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  • Fatal Road Traffic Collision

    Tuesday 17 March 2015

    At approximately 2:28pm today (17 March) firefighters from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a serious road traffic collision in Redditch in which a man died.

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  • National Fire Sprinkler Week 2015

    Tuesday 17 March 2015

    It's Fire Sprinkler Week 2015 (16-22 March) and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service wants to raise awareness of the benefits that sprinklers have for businesses, especially those with higher-risk premises, through a series of seminars.

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  • Man injured in road traffic collision on A38

    Friday 13 March 2015

    On 13th March at 07:54, two appliances from Droitwich Spa Fire Station were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the A38, Roman Way.

    On arrival crews found two cars that had been involved in a significant impact with the male driver trapped in his vehicle. Working alongside West Midlands Ambulance

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  • Crewing system trial at Hereford & Worcester fire stations

    Thursday 12 March 2015

    The Fire and Rescue Authority has approved the trial a different crewing arrangement for the second fire engines at both Hereford and Worcester fire stations.

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  • Aerosol cans cause explosion in Offenham home

    Wednesday 11 March 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) were called to reports of a bedroom fire in Station Road, Offenham at approximately 9pm on Sunday 7th March.

    Crew from Evesham attended the incident which involved a small fire that had started by a candle being positioned too close to two aerosols; a bottle dry shampoo and a nail hardener. These aerosols later exploded and caused structural damage to the property.

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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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