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  • Flood incidents

    Thursday 22 November 2012

    More than 20 flood-related incidents were reported to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) yesterday (Wednesday 21 November).

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  • Flood Advice for Drivers

    Thursday 22 November 2012

    With the recent heavy rain and localised flooding, motorists across the region are being urged to take care and exercise caution. Localised flooding has occurred which is affecting normal driving routes across our area.

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  • Flood Advice for Home Owners

    Wednesday 21 November 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is reminding residents what to do in a flood as heavy rain persists in the county. 

    It is important to stay safe on the roads. Driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous because it is impossible to see how deep the water is or whether there are hazards under the water which could damage your car and leave you stranded.
    Also, homeowners whose properties are at risk of flooding should monitor the weather situation closely.

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  • Fire at carpet factory

    Tuesday 20 November 2012

    Firefighters have praised staff at a carpet factory in Kidderminster for the actions they took on discovering a fire at the premises last night (Monday 19 November).

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  • Chip pan fire, Redditch

    Tuesday 20 November 2012

    Firefighters from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) are waning people to take care in the kitchen following a chip pan fire at a house in Redditch just after 6.30pm yesterday evening (Monday 19 November).

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  • Tumble drier fire

    Tuesday 20 November 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to a house in Longfellow Road in Worcester yesterday afternoon (Monday 19 November) after a tumble drier in the garage caught fire.

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  • Crews called to laundry spill

    Monday 19 November 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to Malvern Spa Hotel in Grovewood Road, Malvern, yesterday afternoon (Sunday 18 November) to assist with a spill of a heavy duty cleaning product in the laundry room.

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  • Update on Roxel fire

    Monday 19 November 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) say that a well-rehearsed emergency plan at the Roxel site in Kidderminster played a key part in ensuring Friday’s incident was dealt with so effectively.

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  • A day in the life of an ‘on call’ firefighter from Pebworth

    Monday 19 November 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is looking to attract extra on call firefighters to work out of its new fire station in Stratford Road in Pebworth, and to help with this recruitment campaign, local Firefighter Will Daglish has agreed to talk about his experience on the retained duty system.

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  • A day in the life of an On-Call Firefighter from Worcester

    Monday 19 November 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is looking to attract extra on call firefighters to work out of Worcester Fire Station, and to help with this recruitment campaign, Steph Vincent, a recent recruit to the retained duty system at Worcester, has agreed to talk about her experience to date with the Service.

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