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  • A New Year’s Resolution that could save your life!

    Friday 21 December 2012

    An early alert from a working smoke alarm really can be the difference between life and death in the event of a fire, and so Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging residents across the two counties to adopt ‘Test it Tuesday’ as one of their New Year’s Resolutions.

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  • Flood incidents across Herefordshire & Worcestershire

    Friday 21 December 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to several flood-related incidents yesterday (Thursday 20 December) and is urging people to take care on the roads, particularly with the prospect of more rain to come.

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  • Fire prompts re-issue of candle safety advice

    Friday 21 December 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is reminding people to take care when using candles following a fire at a property in Walford, near Ross-on-Wye, yesterday afternoon (Thursday 20 December).

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  • Weather warning

    Thursday 20 December 2012

    With more than a dozen flood warnings in place across the two counties and further rain forecast, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging people to stay alert and do what they can to avoid the risks associated with flooding.

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  • Wheat bag warning

    Thursday 20 December 2012

    A fire at a house in Westfaling Street in Hereford yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 December) has prompted firefighters to issue a reminder on the safe use of microwavable wheat bags.

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  • Belt Up This Christmas

    Wednesday 19 December 2012

    With many of us out and about on the roads visiting family and friends this Christmas, the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is urging all motorists and their passengers to stay safe and use their seat belt every time they travel in a vehicle.

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  • Horse rescued from swimming pool

    Tuesday 18 December 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to a property in Far Forest, Kidderminster at 4.18pm yesterday (Monday 17 December) after a horse fell into a swimming pool and was unable to get out unassisted.

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  • Fire in Ross on Wye prompts candle safety warning

    Monday 17 December 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is reminding people to take care with candles after a fire in a flat in Ross on Wye involving a tea light candle.

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  • Weekend woodburner and chimney fires

    Monday 17 December 2012

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to five separate chimney fires over the weekend.

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  • Crackdown on Drink Drivers

    Wednesday 12 December 2012

    The Safer Roads Partnership are today reminding people of the dangers of drink driving during the festive period. With the season of festivities now well underway the Partnership, together with Warwickshire and West Mercia Police, local authorities and other agencies, have been raising awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving and carrying out more roadside checks.

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