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Monday, 21 July 2014

Welcome to the July edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.

 


Take Extra Care - measures you can take during the strikes

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced a further period of industrial action / strike dates:

  • Friday 18 July from 11pm-1am 

  • Saturday 19 July from 11am-1pm and 11pm-1am

  • Sunday 20 July from 5pm-7pm

  • Monday 21 July from 6am-8am and 5pm-7pm.

We are urging residents to 'Take Extra Care'

Please make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed in your home and know exactly how to get out of your home if a fire was to break out.

Find out more about our 'Take Extra Care' campaign


Think before you park

Would a fire engine be able to get to your house in an emergency?

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to think about the way they park their vehicles to prevent lives from being put at risk.

We know sometimes space can be limited but please try and leave enough room for a fire engine to get past should it need to respond to an emergency.

Find out more - Think before you park

Video - showing how a fire engine struggles to get to some emergencies


Fire team wins national award

A team which uses data and information to help Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service improve the safety of local communities has won a national award.

The Business Intelligence team triumphed in the not-for-profit sector in the first ever Management Today Analytics in Action Awards.  

Find out more - Fire team wins national award


Smoke alarm alerts residents to house fire in Ellesmere Port

Four people had a fortunate early wake up call on Thursday 3 July 2014, alerting them to a fire in an Ellesmere Port bungalow.
A smoke alarm, which had been fitted by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in July 2012, activated in the home, waking two of the occupants who then woke up the other people inside.

Find out more - Smoke alarm alerts residents to house fire in Ellesmere Port


Summer safety

Stay safe during the summer months, use the links below to access fire safety tips and advice:


Fire Station open days in July

The Service is holding two free open days in July to raise safety awareness in the local communities.

Why not bring your friends and families along to:

  • Middlewich Fire Station Open Day - 20th July

  • Runcorn Fire Station Open Day - 26th July

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