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  • Hard Of Hearing Poster

    Smoke alarms to help deaf people and the hard of hearing

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to deaf and hard of hearing communities to ensure they have effective smoke alarms. As part of Deaf Awareness Week, HWFRS is reminding Herefordshire and Worcestershire residents to make sure they fit and test the right smoke alarms in their homes for those who suffer…

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  • Smoke alarms to help deaf people and the hard of hearing

    Smoke alarms to help deaf people and the hard of hearing

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to deaf and hard of hearing communities to ensure they… Read more

  • Please avoid using self-heating meal kits indoors

    Please avoid using self-heating meal kits indoors

    Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service would like to warn residents against the use of self-heating meal kits indoors. … Read more

  • How a spring clean could save your life!

    How a spring clean could save your life!

    As the weather tries to make up its mind what to do, there’s still time to squeeze in a final… Read more

  • Members’ Allowances Notice

    Members’ Allowances Notice

    HEREFORD & WORCESTER FIRE AUTHORITY Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 In accordance with the above regulations, a list… Read more

  • Be Water Aware to reduce accidental drownings

    Be Water Aware to reduce accidental drownings

    In 2022, 266 lives were lost to accidental drowning in the UK. These deaths are preventable tragedies, and Hereford &… Read more

  • Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2022-23

    Audit of accounts public inspection notice 2022-23

    HEREFORD & WORCESTER FIRE AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2023 NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS The Accounts and… Read more

  • Help is here to reduce smoking fire risk

    Help is here to reduce smoking fire risk

    If you are a smoker, or know someone who is, you will have heard many reasons why you should consider… Read more

  • Accidental fires started by smoking materials kill more people than any other type of fire

    Accidental fires started by smoking materials kill more people than any other type of fire

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is supporting National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March. While smoking… Read more

  • Memorial stone will honour two firefighters who lost their lives in 1974 Hurcott Mill tragedy

    Memorial stone will honour two firefighters who lost their lives in 1974 Hurcott Mill tragedy

    On Friday 8 March 2024 it will be the 50th anniversary of the Hurcott Paper Mill fire in Kidderminster, where… Read more

  • Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure yours work. Test them now

    Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure yours work. Test them now

    As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is asking people to test… Read more

  • Organisations receive memento of their Chief Fire Officer’s Employers Awards

    Organisations receive memento of their Chief Fire Officer’s Employers Awards

    Following the recent Hereford and Worcester Award Ceremonies, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has presented the four recipients… Read more

  • The Honest Truth – Working with local driving instructors to keep young drivers safe on the roads

    The Honest Truth – Working with local driving instructors to keep young drivers safe on the roads

    Approved Driving Instructors across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire have the chance to sign up to a funded subscription of ‘The… Read more

  • Have fun but stay safe in the kitchen

    Have fun but stay safe in the kitchen

    During the February half term, many children across Herefordshire & Worcestershire will be spending more time in the kitchen. But… Read more

  • Pancakes are delicious but stay safe when you’re making them

    Pancakes are delicious but stay safe when you’re making them

    Shrove Tuesday will see hundreds of people up and down the country taking out their frying pan, mixing up some… Read more

  • HWFRS launches public consultation on Resource Review

    HWFRS launches public consultation on Resource Review

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is launching a period of public consultation on a Resource Review on… Read more

  • How many smoke alarms do you have?

    How many smoke alarms do you have?

    Latest fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of… Read more

  • Drivers advised not to drive into flood water

    Drivers advised not to drive into flood water

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are advising drivers to take extreme care while driving and not to enter… Read more

  • Never, ever drive or walk into floodwater

    Never, ever drive or walk into floodwater

    With more heavy rainfall expected during the next 24 hours, firefighters and officers from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue… Read more

  • Notice of conclusion of audit

    Notice of conclusion of audit

    HEREFORD & WORCESTER FIRE AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2022 NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT The Accounts and… Read more

  • Don’t Let Fire Ruin Your Christmas

    Don’t Let Fire Ruin Your Christmas

    Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing Hereford &… Read more

  • Hereford charity wins Chief Fire Officer’s award

    Hereford charity wins Chief Fire Officer’s award

    A Hereford charity has received a special award at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s annual Herefordshire presentation evening… Read more

  • Millions worrying about energy bills will be using electric heaters, but don’t let electrical failure set your world ablaze

    Millions worrying about energy bills will be using electric heaters, but don’t let electrical failure set your world ablaze

    As part of Electrical Fire Safety Week from 4 to 10 December, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS)… Read more

  • Fire Service staff recognised for their exceptional work at Herefordshire Medals and Awards Ceremony

    Fire Service staff recognised for their exceptional work at Herefordshire Medals and Awards Ceremony

    On Thursday 30 November 2023, HWFRS staff were honoured for their outstanding service and commitment to the fire service and… Read more

  • Service staff and members of the community honoured at Worcestershire awards night

    Service staff and members of the community honoured at Worcestershire awards night

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service staff have been honoured for their outstanding service and commitment to the fire… Read more