Welcome to the June edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Road Safety Week
The Chief Fire Officers Association's (CFOA) UK Road Safety Week is taking place from 9 to 15 June 2014
The overarching message of this year's UK Road Safety Week by fire and rescue services is 'Be Safe Out There' and firefighters in Cheshire, alongside police colleagues, will be supporting the week by holding a number of road safety events.
Find out more about UK road safety week
Child Safety Week
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is encouraging local families and child carers to be a "Safety Hero" by taking simple measures to stay safe as part of Child Safety Week 2014, run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust from 23 to 29 June
Preventable accidents are one of the biggest killers in the UK, and the message coming loud and clear this week is that a few moments’ extra thought can make all the difference. Small steps like testing your smoke alarms and making sure candles and matches are out of reach, or a quick glance down the hall to ensure an escape route is clear in case of a fire, take just seconds but can save lives.
Find out more about child safety week
Firefighters return from a successful rescue mission to Bosnia
A team of firefighters from Cheshire have returned safely from a challenging mission to Bosnia that involved them battling with difficult conditions to rescue people trapped by flood water.
Six Cheshire firefighters went out to Bosnia and Herzegovina to help in the aftermath of wide-spread flooding that had resulted in a state of emergency being declared in parts of the Balkan region
Your views wanted on plans for Penketh Community Fire Station
Following initial consultation with members of the public, staff and stakeholders, revised designs for the proposed new community fire station at Penketh have been unveiled.
The building of a new fire station in Penketh is part of a comprehensive plan to improve response times across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The plan, which involves the building of up to five new stations, was the subject of a widespread public consultation last year.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will once again be at Cheshire Show, engaging with members of the public delivering vital road and fire safety information, along with the famous childrens yellow helmets.
Fire Station open days in June
The Service is holding four free open days in June to raise safety awareness in the local communities.
Why not bring your friends and families along to:
Wilmslow Fire Station Open Day - 7th June
Crewe Fire Station Open Day - 14th June
Middlewich Open Day - Sunday 15th June
Warrington Fire Station Open Day - 29th June