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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service March 2017 E-Newsletter - Firelink

Subject: Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service March 2017 E-Newsletter - Firelink


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Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service March 2017 E-Newsletter - FiRELiNK

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


Driver safety - mobile phones

It’s illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while driving, or riding a motorcycle. The rules are the same if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.

Studies show that drivers using a hands-free or handheld mobile phone are slower at recognising and reacting to hazards. Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text - and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.

For more information - Driver safety - mobile phones


Change your clocks and test your smoke alarms

The clocks go forward at 01:00am on Sunday 26th March 2017 - as British Summer Time officially starts.

When you change your clocks, please check your smoke alarms too.

Find out more - change your clocks and check your smoke alarms for the start of British Summer Time


Exciting opportunity - High Potential Development Scheme

Are you enthusiastic, dedicated and keen to step into a vocation like no other? If yes, then read on - as a career as a firefighter with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service might be for you!

We are currently looking for talented first year degree students who would like to apply for our High Potential Development Scheme - a programme to develop our managers and leaders of the future.

For more information - High Potential Development Scheme


Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity

Cheshire firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout March in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

Crews will be rolling up their sleeves and taking to buckets and hoses to shine up the county’s cars along with providing drivers with vital road safety advice.

Find out more - Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity


Biker Down courses

If you were the first on the scene of a collision involving a biker, would you know what to do? Would you know who is most at risk, how to protect the area or whether you should remove the helmet of a downed rider?

Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved, but there can be some uncertainty about what to do in these situations.

We are holding a number of free Biker Down training courses this year. For dates and details please visit our website.

For more information - Biker Down


Public urged to help communities defeat terrorism

We are supporting a national campaign launched by Counter Terrorism Policing urging the public to act on their instincts to help tackle the terrorist threat.

The campaign is called “Make Nothing Happen” and focuses on the critical role the public can play in defeating terrorism. This is the first campaign under a new branding platform called ACT - Action Counters Terrorism. It urges the public to report suspicious activity to help police bring dangerous offenders to justice and prevent terror attacks in the UK and overseas.

For more information - Public urged to help communities defeat terrorism

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