Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
|Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service|
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service area
|Area||Shropshire & Telford and Wrekin|
|Size||3,487 km2 (1,346 sq mi)|
|Staff||500 (wholetime & retained)|
|Chief Fire Officer||John Redmond|
|Fire authority||Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority|
|Website||Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service|
Shropshire's Fire and Rescue Service is provided by 500 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
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 Councillor, the current Chair is Cllr. Stuart West.
Within the organisation the CFO has full responsibility for the service also manages Finance and Resources.
The remainder of executive duties falls to the senior management team, consisting of:
- Assistant Chief Fire Fire Officer - Steve Worrall who responsible for Community Safety, Service Delivery and Operations
- Assistant Chief Fire Officer - Louise McKenzie who is responsible for Human Resources, Training, Development, Performance Review and Risk, Information and Communications Technology, Administration and Chaplaincy
Shropshire has a total of 23 stations:
The Service operates a fleet of mainly Scania and Dennis Sabre appliances painted in a distinctive red and white scheme, in contrast to the more common red and yellow 'battenburg' scheme popular with many UK services. Special appliances are mainly Volvo based.