Welcome to the January edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
New Year’s resolution - test your smoke alarms every month
Make a new year’s resolution: test your smoke alarms on the first of every month in 2014 – and beyond. January is an opportunity for a fresh start, please make safety top of the list. Please make sure that you have enough smoke alarms in the home and that they work. It only takes a few seconds and saves lives.
Find out more about smoke alarms
Cheshire Fire Cadets Win National Award
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Cadets from Congleton, Runcorn and Sandbach have won a national road safety award as part of a campaign to help save young lives. Representatives from the Cadet units were presented with their award at Brake’s annual reception at the Houses of Parliament on January 14.
The 2young2die awards, co-ordinated by road safety charity Brake and sponsored by young driver insurance provider iKube, encourage young people to get creative and promote life-saving road safety messages to peers and their wider community through powerful campaigns
Find out more about Cheshire Fire cadets winning a national award
Winter is the season requiring most care and preparation if you are to stay safe on the roads.
The British winter is unpredictable. Bad weather can strike suddenly, so please make sure you are prepared for the conditions. Please prepare yourself and your car for winter driving.
Prepare yourself and your car for Winter Driving
Candles in the home are now a popular way to add relaxation. Candles play an important role in birthdays, family gatherings, religious festivals and other special occasions. Candles, oil and incense burners, like any naked flame, can cause a fire in your home, particularly where there are children. Please read our safety tips that will help you to use candles safely.
Find out more about candle safety
Chinese New Year
Many people across Cheshire will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Friday 31st January 2014. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. If you are celebrating, please celebrate safely and take care to avoid the risk of accidental fires.
View fire safety advice for Chinese New Year