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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Shropshire Fire logo.jpg
Putting Shropshire's Safety First
Operational area
Agency overview
Established1948 (1948)
Chief Fire OfficerRod Hammerton
Facilities and equipment
Rescue boats2
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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:

  • Deputy Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson, who responsible for community safety, service delivery and operations
  • Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Myers, who is responsible for human resources, training, development, performance review and risk, information and communications cechnology, administration and chaplaincy


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

  • 24 June 1983 – a fire at the COD Donnington army ordnance depot in Telford took 140 firefighters to bring under control.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Organisation and Management". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ Douglas-Home, Charles, ed. (25 June 1983). "Army depot fire costs millions". The Times (61, 568). p. 1. ISSN 0140-0460.

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