Welcome to the February edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter
National Sprinkler Week
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the very first National Sprinkler Week from 3rd - 9th February. The aim of Fire Sprinkler Week is to widen awareness of the safety benefits of sprinklers in preventing loss and improving fire safety in businesses and homes across the UK.
Did you know that sprinklers are the equivalent to having a firefighter ready and waiting in every room of your home or business?
Smoke alarms can warn of a fire, while sprinklers control the fire or even extinguish it completely.
Recruitment of on-call firefighters in Stockton Heath
We are looking for enthusiastic and willing people to work as on-call firefighters at Stockton Heath Fire Station in Warrington. We want to meet people who are enthusiastic and willing to work in a team environment and who would like to earn an additional income of around £5000 each year.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the on-call firefighter roles is welcome to attend an open day that is being held on Stockton Heath Fire Station on Wednesday 12 February from 1400 to 1600 to find out what being an on-call firefighter is all about.
Stonewall Top 100
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been honoured twice by Stonewall this year. The Service made it into the top quarter of Stonewall’s annual top 100 list of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LBGT) friendly employers and Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock was presented with Stonewall’s North West Senior Champion award.
You can read more about how we are championing inclusive workplace culture on our website:
Valentine's Day safety advice
We are urging members of the public to stay safe in the home on Valentine's Day by following a few simple fire safety tips.
If you are planning a romantic candle-lit meal on Valentine’s Day be aware of the dangers of naked flames.
National Chip Week
Reduce the chance of having a fire in your home, by throwing away your chip pan during National Chip Week (17th Feb - 23rd Feb).
Please do not use traditional chip pans, because they can cause fatal fires. There are other options for cooking chips which will keep you and your family safer. Please opt for an alternative to chip pans.
Two households saved by the bell after kitchen fires
Smoke alarms have helped to protect lives and property in two separate incidents, both involving fires in kitchens overnight between 23rd and 24th January.
One incident happened in Norley, with the second in Warrington.
Crewe Fire Cadets looking for new recruits
We are keen to recruit young people to take part in this rewarding training scheme, which will not only be fun and enjoyable but will also give them the chance to learn new personal and social skills and potentially obtain a professional qualification.