April 2014 E-Newsletter - Firelink
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Welcome to the April edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Plans published for 2014/15
Cheshire Fire Authority has now published the Integrated Risk Management (IRMP) for 2014/15.
This plan contains a list of proposals and plans for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service over the next 12-months.
Read our plans for 2014/15
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service wins Business Transformation at the LGC Awards
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has won the Business Transformation category at the 2014 Local Government Chronicle Awards, the biggest celebration of innovation and talent across British councils.
A ceremony was held in London on Wednesday, 12 March featuring over 80 organisations which had been shortlisted for their work to improve services.
The Service was recognised by the judges for the Risk Reduction project.
Find out more about how Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service wins Business Transformation at the LGC Awards
Could you be an on-call firefighter in Middlewich?
Fire chiefs are looking for enthusiastic and willing people who live or work near to Middlewich Fire Station to work as on-call firefighters. They want to meet people who are keen to work in a team environment and who would like to earn an additional income of around £5000 each year.
They are particularly looking for on-call firefighters who can provide cover and can be called upon between the hours of 0700 and 1800.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the roles is welcome to come to one of two special open days being held at the Station to find out what being an on-call firefighter is all about.
Find out more about becoming an on-call firefighters at Middlewich
High Sheriff's award for Fire and Rescue Service youth manager
The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Martin Beaumont, has honoured a member of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service with a High Sheriff Award in recognition of extraordinary service to the community of Cheshire.
Nick Evans, the Service's Youth and Communities Cohesion Manager, was awarded the accolade for his work with young people, in particular, the Prince's Trust Team (PTT) programme. He, along with Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock, was invited to a special reception at the High Sheriff's residence where the award was made on Thursday 20th March
Find out more about the High Sheriff's award for Fire and Rescue Service youth manager
Fire cadets trek to build school in Nepal
Fire Cadets from Cheshire are planning a trip of a lifetime to help villagers build a much needed, safe school for children in Nepal.
Working with the charity Classrooms in the Clouds (CitC), a team of 20 young people and 10 team leaders will set on in November 2015 and will embark on a journey on foot through the Himalayas, to get to the village of Thulodhunga in Nepal to help with the school project.
Find out more about Cheshire Fire Cadets building a school in Nepal
Firefighters warn of smoking nightmares
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people about the dangers of smoking after three fires over the weekend.
Two of the blazes resulted in casualties and all three were caused by smoking materials.
The incidents, in Neston, Chester and Ellesmere Port, highlight the deadly dangers of smoking which will be promoted by us as part of this month's Fire Kills campaign.
Find out more about firefighters warning of smoking nightmares
Dog rescued from a fire in a camper van
Firefighters were called to a VW camper van on fire in Wilmslow and discovered the owner's dog still trapped inside the smoke filled vehicle.
The fire took hold of the engine and front of the vehicle and spread to the passenger compartment as a crew from Wilmslow Fire Station arrived on scene at 8.20am on Thursday, March 13.
Luckily the owner had managed to get himself and his two children, 14-year-old Joe and 10-year-old Lily, out of the burning vehicle but unfortunately Archie, the 16-month-old Border Collie-Cross was trapped inside the van which was full of thick black and acrid smoke.
Find out more about how Archie the dog was rescue from a fire in a camper van
Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity
Cheshire firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout April and May 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 if your local fire station are taking part in a charity car wash
Sandbach Fire Station Open Day
Sandbach fire station is opening its doors to the public for a free event on Sunday 27th April, showcasing the work of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and the work we do in the community
Find out more about the Sandbach Fire Station Open Day