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  • Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) take part in the 30,000th last post

    Friday 10 July 2015

    On Thursday 9 July, five fire stations from HWFRS participated in the 30,000th Last Post- a worldwide event to commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War One. They were joined by fire stations from all over the globe who watched live as the Last Post was sounded for the 30,000th time under the Menin Gate in Belgium.

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  • Congratulations to the winner of the LG Challenge 2015

    Thursday 09 July 2015

    Congratulations to Jude Taylor, the winner of the Local Government Challenge 2015. Jude scooped up the £10,000 Bruce-Lockhart Scholarship prize, which will assist with implementation of her project. Her vision is to create a sustainable, community led, physical activity intervention designed to reduce the incidents of vascular dementia.

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  • Fire Service warns of risk of wild fires

    Thursday 09 July 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging members of the public to take care during this current spell of hot, dry weather as every year fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside and wildlife habitats.

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  • Join the Young Firefighters Association

    Wednesday 08 July 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is looking to recruit Young Firefighters for their Redditch branch of the Young Firefighters Association (YFA). It is an exciting opportunity for dedicated individuals to join a disciplined youth organisation.

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  • House fire in Blakedown

    Friday 03 July 2015

    In the early hours of this morning (Friday 3 July), Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue (HWFRS) was called to reports of a house fire in Wannerton Road, Blakedown. Two fire engines from Kidderminster attended the incident, which had been caused by a dishwasher that had been left on.

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  • Chemical spill in Kidderminster

    Thursday 02 July 2015

    On Thursday 2nd July at 12:09pm, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to reports of a chemical spill at a business in Firs Industrial Estate, Kidderminster. Fire appliances from Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, Stourport-on-Severn and an Environmental Protection Unit were deployed to the incident, which involved the spillage of approximately 1000 litres of nitric acid.

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  • Water safety warning in hot weather

    Wednesday 01 July 2015

    With this current spell of hot weather predicted to continue, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is issuing vital water safety advice.

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  • Arson incidents in Kidderminster

    Wednesday 01 July 2015

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service attended four incidents in the Comberton area of Kidderminster in the early hours of Sunday 28th June. All of these incidents appear to have been started deliberately inside wheelie bins. The last of these incidents (in the Tennyson Way area) spread along a line of bushes towards a house.

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