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  • Fire Service supports Mental Health Awareness Week

    Tuesday 08 May 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week that runs from 14th to 20th May. This year's focus is stress – we all know what it is like to feel stressed and feel under pressure. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems much worse.

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  • A spring clean could save your life!

    Thursday 03 May 2018

    It may be the last month of spring, but there's still time to squeeze in a final spring clean. A part of the national fire safety campaign, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to clear the clutter that may be blocking escape routes and to make sure their family, guests and loved ones know how to get out, stay out, and call 999 in the event of a fire.

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  • Join the fire service and support Plastic Free Day

    Friday 27 April 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) will be supporting Plastic Free Day on 8 May 2018, which aims to raise awareness of how much disposable plastic we all use in our everyday lives.

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  • Be Water Aware during Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week

    Friday 20 April 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is joining Fire and

    Rescue Services across the UK in supporting The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week – Be Water Aware, which is taking place from 23 April –29 April 2018.

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  • Mobile speed camera to be introduced on Alcester Road, Wythall

    Monday 16 April 2018

    The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is launching a new mobile speed enforcement site on Alcester Road, Wythall in direct response to concerns raised by local residents and Wythall Parish Council about the speed of vehicles travelling along the 30mph road.

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  • Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2017-18

    Wednesday 04 April 2018

    From 1 June to 12 July, between 9.00am and 5.00pm Mondays to Thursdays (4.00pm Fridays) on weekdays, any person may inspect the Fire Authorities accounts and related documents.

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  • Wake up to the deadly risk: smoking is the biggest fire killer

    Tuesday 03 April 2018

    Smokers are being warned that they must wake up to the deadly dangers of smoking - especially when tired. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), as part of the National Fire Safety campaign, highlights that a third of all deaths in fires in the home are caused by cigarettes.

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  • Collaborative approach to build police and fire skills is welcomed

    Thursday 29 March 2018

    The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a new training course which further builds upon collaborative working between West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS).

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  • Think Bike!

    Tuesday 27 March 2018

    Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Safer Roads Partnership is today launching their 2018 'THINK BIKE' campaign - aimed at motorcycle riders and other road users - to help reduce casualties and deaths on roads across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

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  • Fire Authority responds to PCC takeover of Fire Service

    Monday 26 March 2018

    The Chairman of Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority, Cllr Roger Phillips, has expressed his disappointment at the Home Secretary's decision to allow the West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), John Campion, to take over the governance of the Fire Service – but has also signalled the Authority's willingness to proactively work with the PCC to ensure a smooth transition period whilst, at the same time, maintaining the high standards of service delivery currently provided by the Service and its staff.

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