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Archive for February 2019

  • High-rise fire safety in Worcestershire

    Monday 18 February 2019

    In response to C4 Dispatches, 18 February 2019, HWFRS issues updated information to residents of high-rise accommodation in Worcestershire.

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  • Enjoy cooking safely

    Friday 15 February 2019

    During February half term, many children across Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be spending more time in the kitchen, so HWFRS is issuing vital safety messages to people across the two counties ahead of the school break.

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  • Changes to crewing at Bromsgrove, Hereford, and Worcester Fire Stations

    Thursday 07 February 2019

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is required to change the current Day Crewing Plus (DCP) shift systems at Hereford, Worcester, and Bromsgrove Fire Stations, in response to a high court ruling. This affects only two out of four full-time appliances at Hereford and Worcester stations and one full-time appliance at Bromsgrove.

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  • No working smoke alarms at terraced house fire in Redditch

    Tuesday 05 February 2019

    Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Redditch were called to reports of a terraced house fire at around 12:15 on 3 February 2019.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year but don’t let flaming litter fly

    Monday 04 February 2019

    HWFRS sends season's greetings to everyone celebrating the Chinese New Year on 5 February 2019, but warns about the use of sky lanterns during the festivities. Although the floating paper lanterns may look very beautiful, they can cause significant damage to property and distress to animals.

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  • Carbon monoxide detector saves family of seven

    Friday 01 February 2019

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) was called to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak in Kidderminster last night. Fortunately a working CO detector had saved the lives of the family of seven.

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  • Controlled burns at the Severn Valley Railway

    Friday 01 February 2019

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) and Severn Valley Railway are hoping to be seeing a lot less of each other in emergency situations next summer.

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