Firelink Enewsletter - June 2018
Welcome to the June edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
New Chief Fire Officer announced
Cheshire Fire Authority has confirmed the appointment of a new head of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Mark Cashin, currently Cheshire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, was selected to become the Service’s new Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive after an interview panel and subsequent Member confirmation at a meeting of Cheshire Fire Authority (May 22).
Mr Cashin (49) will take up the post on 1 July 2018, succeeding Paul Hancock who recently announced his retirement.
IFE Centenary Conference
In September 2017 Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) opened the doors of a new state-of the-art lifeskills centre, Safety Central, aimed primarily at keeping young people safe. This prompted the Service’s decision to focus their forthcoming Institution of Fire Engineers centenary conference on and around young people.
The one day event, '100 Years Young - futureproofing Generation Alpha', hosted by North Western Branch and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and sponsored by Paragon Creative, is on Thursday 19 July at Safety Central, Lymm, Warrington, Cheshire and is open to both IFE and non-IFE members. The title celebrates the IFE Centenary as well as highlighting the focus on young people born after 2011, designated Generation Alpha and predicted to be the most transformative generation ever.
Drowning prevention - be water aware
Around 400 people drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences.
Many people that drown just happen to be near water - such as runners, walkers and fisherman.
Stay safe during the summer months, use the links below to access fire safety tips and advice:
The Royal Cheshire Show 2018
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will once again be at The Royal Cheshire Show, engaging with members of the public delivering vital road and fire safety information, along with the famous children's yellow helmets.
Fire Station open days
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations will be holding free fire station open days over the next few months.
Find out about your local fire station - where it is, what open days or special events they are holding and how to get in contact with them.