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  • Response to FBU statement

    Thursday 15 February 2018

    The Fire Brigades Union has recently issued a press statement click here to read Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's response.

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  • Agreement to increase the size of fire crews in Herefordshire & Worcestershire still possible

    Wednesday 14 February 2018

    An agreement between Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) to put crews of five back on full-time staffed fire engines across the two counties, at no additional cost to the Service, is still a possibility – although this is dependent on full-time firefighters voting to accept it before the end of the month.

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  • Multiple crews attended fire in electrical substation

    Friday 09 February 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called at approximately 12:52pm on Friday 9 February to an electrical substation on Worcester Road, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove.

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  • Thirteen fires per day caused by faulty and recalled electrical goods

    Wednesday 07 February 2018

    Last year, 4,732 fires were caused by faulty electrical appliances, including recalled items, the equivalent of thirteen fires per day across the UK. Faulty goods were responsible for twenty per cent of all electrical house fires, causing hundreds of casualties and in some cases death. Despite this, new research from Electrical Safety First shows that three in ten British consumers are willing to put themselves in danger by continuing to use a product they know has been recalled for safety reasons.

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  • Drive drink and drug free – getting the message across

    Tuesday 30 January 2018

    As national drink drive figures are released, West Mercia local figures still show a low percentage of those providing a positive breath test.

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  • NO WAY THRU – can mean no help for you!

    Tuesday 30 January 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) supported by West Mercia Police are reminding drivers to be mindful of where they park on narrow roads as it could prevent fire engines and other emergency vehicles from accessing an emergency.

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  • Multiple crews attended fire in Terrace Property in Droitwich

    Monday 29 January 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called in the early hours of Saturday 27th January (approx. 02:47am) to a property fire in Woodman's Rise, Droitwich.

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  • Do you want to be a Young Firefighter?

    Friday 19 January 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is currently looking for 13-17 year olds in the Redditch area to join the Young Firefighters Association (YFA), which helps young people challenge themselves, make new friends, learn exciting firefighting skills and help their communities.

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  • Police continue crackdown on drivers using mobile phone

    Thursday 18 January 2018

    West Mercia Police, the Safer Roads Partnership and National Fire Chiefs Council are supporting the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) mobile phone week of action next week 22nd – 28th January, by targeting motorists who continue to use their handheld mobile phone at the wheel.

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  • Make a new year’s resolution: test your smoke alarms every week in 2018

    Wednesday 10 January 2018

    With the New Year underway, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) are asking people to make testing their smoke alarms weekly one of their New Year's resolutions.

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