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  • Two Weeks Left Until Consultation Closes

    Friday 28 October 2011

    There are just over two weeks left for organisations to have their say on proposed changes to the way Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (H&WFRS) attends Automatic Fire Alarm calls. The Service has reviewed its response to Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) call-outs as around 95% of these turn out to be false alarms. 

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  • Two Men Rescued From River Wye

    Friday 28 October 2011

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Old Bridge, Bridge Street, Hereford at 2:00am this morning (Friday 28 October), following reports of two persons in the River.

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  • Change Your Clock, Test Your Smoke Alarm

    Friday 28 October 2011

    A new hard-hitting advertising campaign is urging people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks this weekend – by taking a moment to test their smoke alarms too. 

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  • Hereford United Football Club Family Festival

    Friday 28 October 2011

    Hereford United will stage their first ever Family Festival with the support of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service for the big day.

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  • Barn Fires in Llanwarne and Felton

    Tuesday 25 October 2011

    Firefighters attended two barn fires in Herefordshire yesterday both causing extensive damage to buildings and the loss of baled straw.

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  • Gas Leak in Evesham

    Tuesday 25 October 2011

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to Mill Street in Evesham shortly after 2:00am on Sunday 23 October after an observant off-duty fire control operator noticed a gas leak shortly after a car had hit an external gas mains.

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  • Fire Crews Called to Worcester High Street

    Monday 24 October 2011

    Worcester fire crews were called twice on a busy Saturday to deal with incidents affecting major high street stores in Worcester City centre.

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  • Driver Trapped Following Collision in Barnt Green

    Monday 24 October 2011

     Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to a road traffic collision on Bittell Road, Barnt Green, following an incident involving two vehicles which left a driver trapped.

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  • Evesham Leisure Centre Flooded

    Monday 24 October 2011

     Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to Evesham Leisure Centre shortly after 7:30am on Saturday 22nd October following reports of flooding in a basement plant room.

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  • Gas Bottle Fire in North Worcestershire Factory

    Monday 24 October 2011

     As firefighters from Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Redditch and Northfield arrived on scene and assessed the situation it was established that the gas cylinder contained propane which is a less volatile gas. 


    Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire which was made more challenging due to the cylinder being located 4 metres high in the cage of a cherry picker. 

    Crews spent approximately two hours at the scene and left the scene around midday.

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