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  • Be Water Aware during Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week

    Friday 20 April 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is joining Fire and

    Rescue Services across the UK in supporting The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week – Be Water Aware, which is taking place from 23 April –29 April 2018.

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  • Mobile speed camera to be introduced on Alcester Road, Wythall

    Monday 16 April 2018

    The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is launching a new mobile speed enforcement site on Alcester Road, Wythall in direct response to concerns raised by local residents and Wythall Parish Council about the speed of vehicles travelling along the 30mph road.

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  • Wake up to the deadly risk: smoking is the biggest fire killer

    Tuesday 03 April 2018

    Smokers are being warned that they must wake up to the deadly dangers of smoking - especially when tired. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), as part of the National Fire Safety campaign, highlights that a third of all deaths in fires in the home are caused by cigarettes.

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  • Collaborative approach to build police and fire skills is welcomed

    Thursday 29 March 2018

    The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a new training course which further builds upon collaborative working between West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS).

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  • Think Bike!

    Tuesday 27 March 2018

    Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Safer Roads Partnership is today launching their 2018 'THINK BIKE' campaign - aimed at motorcycle riders and other road users - to help reduce casualties and deaths on roads across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

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  • Fire Authority responds to PCC takeover of Fire Service

    Monday 26 March 2018

    The Chairman of Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority, Cllr Roger Phillips, has expressed his disappointment at the Home Secretary's decision to allow the West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), John Campion, to take over the governance of the Fire Service – but has also signalled the Authority's willingness to proactively work with the PCC to ensure a smooth transition period whilst, at the same time, maintaining the high standards of service delivery currently provided by the Service and its staff.

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  • Planning permission approved for the new Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub

    Wednesday 21 March 2018

    Planning permission for the new Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub was approved yesterday (20 March) at the Council's Planning Committee meeting.

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  • Police urge motorists and passengers to ‘Belt up’

    Monday 12 March 2018

    With a European-wide seatbelt enforcement campaign taking place this week, West Mercia Police are urging all motorists and their passengers to stay safe and use their seatbelt every time they travel in a vehicle. The campaign is running from 12th – 18th March to encourage motorists to belt up, through a combination of campaign and enforcement activity.

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  • Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service commit to TUC’s Dying to Work Charter

    Thursday 08 March 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) has now added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work.

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  • How many smoke alarms do you have in your home?

    Wednesday 07 March 2018

    Latest fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home.

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