Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Putting Shropshire's Safety First
Operational area
CountryEngland
CountyShropshire
Agency overview
Established1948 (1948)
Employees645
Chief Fire OfficerRod Hammerton
Facilities and equipment
Stations23
Engines46
Platforms2
Rescues2
Rescue boats2
Website
www.shropshirefire.gov.uk Edit this at Wikidata

The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin, in the West Midlands region of England.

Shropshire's Fire and Rescue Service is provided by 512 full-time and retained firefighters based at 23 fire stations around the county. They currently deploy 46 operational vehicles and a number of specialist appliances.

Organisation and Management

Fire Authority

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is governed by elected Council representatives from Shropshire's two unitary councils, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council, together these representatives make up the Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority, chaired by an elected Ccuncillor, the current Chair is Councillor Eric Carter.

Day-to-day operational control of the service is vested in the Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Rod Hammerton.[1]

Executive control

Within the organisation the CFO has full responsibility for the service and also manages finance and resources.

The remainder of executive duties fall to the senior management team, consisting of:

Performance

An aerial appliance of the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service
An aerial appliance of the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has achieved consistently high marks in external audits carried out by the Audit Commission.[2][3]

Notable incidents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Organisation and Management". shropshirefire.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/firerescue/goodpractice/Pages/shropshiremeetingneeds.aspx
  3. ^ http://cpa.audit-commission.gov.uk/FireScorecard.aspx?taxid=107370
  4. ^ Douglas-Home, Charles, ed. (25 June 1983). "Army depot fire costs millions". The Times (61, 568). p. 1. ISSN 0140-0460.