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    Barbecue safe this summer

    Now that the warm, light evenings are with us and the summer holidays are fast approaching, barbecues are beginning to sizzle across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. But behind the bangers and burgers, summer fun has a serious side. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is asking everyone to…

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  • Barbecue safe this summer

    Barbecue safe this summer

    Now that the warm, light evenings are with us and the summer holidays are fast approaching, barbecues are beginning to… Read more

  • Fire Authority supports 2024 Resource Review proposals

    Fire Authority supports 2024 Resource Review proposals

    Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority have today supported the proposals developed in the 2024 Resource Review. These proposals aim to… Read more

  • Stay safe around water this summer

    Stay safe around water this summer

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has been working with the RLSS Hereford & Worcester Branch to raise awareness… Read more

  • Firefighters complete charity challenge to remember popular former colleague

    Firefighters complete charity challenge to remember popular former colleague

    The Fifth Stu’s Phoenix Challenge in the Brecon Beacons has once again been a big success. The annual event is… Read more

  • HWFRS stage exercise on Malvern Hills

    HWFRS stage exercise on Malvern Hills

    Malvern people should not be alarmed if they see a lot of fire service activity around Table Hill and Westminster… Read more

  • Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2023-24

    Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2023-24

    HEREFORD & WORCESTER FIRE AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2024 NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS Notice of Delay in… Read more

  • Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service lends support to Carers

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service lends support to Carers

    This Carers Week (10-16 June) Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is… Read more

  • Set up camp safely: The hazards of the great outdoors

    Set up camp safely: The hazards of the great outdoors

    As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Herefordshire… Read more

  • It’s time for all boats to have suitable smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

    It’s time for all boats to have suitable smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

    During the national Fire Kills Campaign’s Boat Fire Safety Week, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service are stressing the… Read more

  • Smoke alarms to help deaf people and the hard of hearing

    Smoke alarms to help deaf people and the hard of hearing

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to deaf and hard of hearing communities to ensure they… Read more

  • Please avoid using self-heating meal kits indoors

    Please avoid using self-heating meal kits indoors

    Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service would like to warn residents against the use of self-heating meal kits indoors. … Read more

  • How a spring clean could save your life!

    How a spring clean could save your life!

    As the weather tries to make up its mind what to do, there’s still time to squeeze in a final… Read more

  • Members’ Allowances Notice

    Members’ Allowances Notice

    HEREFORD & WORCESTER FIRE AUTHORITY Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 In accordance with the above regulations, a list… Read more

  • Be Water Aware to reduce accidental drownings

    Be Water Aware to reduce accidental drownings

    In 2022, 266 lives were lost to accidental drowning in the UK. These deaths are preventable tragedies, and Hereford &… Read more

  • Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2022-23

    Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2022-23

    HEREFORD & WORCESTER FIRE AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2023 NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS The Accounts and… Read more

  • Help is here to reduce smoking fire risk

    Help is here to reduce smoking fire risk

    If you are a smoker, or know someone who is, you will have heard many reasons why you should consider… Read more

  • Accidental fires started by smoking materials kill more people than any other type of fire

    Accidental fires started by smoking materials kill more people than any other type of fire

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is supporting National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March. While smoking… Read more

  • Memorial stone will honour two firefighters who lost their lives in 1974 Hurcott Mill tragedy

    Memorial stone will honour two firefighters who lost their lives in 1974 Hurcott Mill tragedy

    On Friday 8 March 2024 it will be the 50th anniversary of the Hurcott Paper Mill fire in Kidderminster, where… Read more

  • Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure yours work. Test them now

    Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure yours work. Test them now

    As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is asking people to test… Read more

  • Organisations receive memento of their Chief Fire Officer’s Employers Awards

    Organisations receive memento of their Chief Fire Officer’s Employers Awards

    Following the recent Hereford and Worcester Award Ceremonies, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has presented the four recipients… Read more

  • The Honest Truth – Working with local driving instructors to keep young drivers safe on the roads

    The Honest Truth – Working with local driving instructors to keep young drivers safe on the roads

    Approved Driving Instructors across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire have the chance to sign up to a funded subscription of ‘The… Read more

  • Have fun but stay safe in the kitchen

    Have fun but stay safe in the kitchen

    During the February half term, many children across Herefordshire & Worcestershire will be spending more time in the kitchen. But… Read more

  • Pancakes are delicious but stay safe when you’re making them

    Pancakes are delicious but stay safe when you’re making them

    Shrove Tuesday will see hundreds of people up and down the country taking out their frying pan, mixing up some… Read more

  • HWFRS launches public consultation on Resource Review

    HWFRS launches public consultation on Resource Review

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is launching a period of public consultation on a Resource Review on… Read more