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  • Stay safe during the cold weather

    Tuesday 27 February 2018

    With snow forecast and temperatures set to plummet this week, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is reminding the residents of Herefordshire and Worcestershire to stay safe during this period of cold weather.

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  • Multiple agencies target businesses operating outside of the law in Herefordshire

    Monday 26 February 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) have recently been involved in various Multi Agency Targeted Enforcement (MATE) operations. The MATE strategy, created to provide an effective and efficient methodology for Enforcing Authorities within Herefordshire, allows all involved parties to have greater access into premises using the shared powers of entry. It also provides the opportunity for all agencies to share information on premises and persons more efficiently.

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  • Multiple crews in attendance at agricultural fire in Brimfield, Ludlow

    Friday 23 February 2018

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called at approximately 11:45am on Friday 23 February to an agricultural building fire in Brimfield, Ludlow.

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  • Only Girls Allowed

    Friday 23 February 2018

    As part of the Worcester Warriors Community Foundation 'Only Girls Allowed' initiative, 15 women attended an event at Worcester Fire Station recently.

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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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