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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service urges people to stay safe this winter despite cost pressures

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service urges people to stay safe this winter despite cost pressures

    As people look to keep warm and cut energy use over the coming months, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue… Read more

  • Take care if you’re celebrating Guy Fawkes night at home this year – but why not visit an organised event instead?

    Take care if you’re celebrating Guy Fawkes night at home this year – but why not visit an organised event instead?

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging people to think twice about having firework celebrations at home… Read more

  • Ensure the scares are safe on Halloween

    Ensure the scares are safe on Halloween

    25 October 2023 in News Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reminding parents and anyone looking after children to keep… Read more

  • Snuff out the candle fire risk with HWFRS

    Snuff out the candle fire risk with HWFRS

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is warning people that candles can light up the home in more ways… Read more

  • HWFRS bids to reduce incidents of burns and scalds

    HWFRS bids to reduce incidents of burns and scalds

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is aiming to drive down the number of burns and scalds. Read more

  • Take care when you’re charging the battery for your electric bike or scooter

    Take care when you’re charging the battery for your electric bike or scooter

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to stay safe after a series of recently reported fires… Read more

  • Working smoke alarms save lives: HWFRS

    Working smoke alarms save lives: HWFRS

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people that working smoke alarms save lives. Read more

  • Keep your student digs fire safe with HWFRS

    Keep your student digs fire safe with HWFRS

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to students who are heading into accommodation for the new… Read more

  • HWFRS advice on buying carbon monoxide alarms

    HWFRS advice on buying carbon monoxide alarms

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to choose carefully when buying a carbon monoxide alarm. Read more

  • Stay Gas Safe by getting appliances checked

    Stay Gas Safe by getting appliances checked

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging all consumers to have their gas appliances checked annually by a… Read more

  • Get sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

    Get sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is calling on homeowners across the two counties to get their chimneys swept… Read more

  • Spate of incidents prompts tumble dryer reminder

    Spate of incidents prompts tumble dryer reminder

    After a recent surge in the number of tumble dryer fires, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reminding… Read more

  • HWFRS: Working smoke alarms on every level of your home are a must

    HWFRS: Working smoke alarms on every level of your home are a must

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people that at least one working smoke alarm on every level… Read more