Welcome to the September edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
On-call firefighters wanted for a new fire station in Alsager
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for enthusiastic and willing people to work as on-call firefighters at a brand new station in Alsager, due to open in 2015.
The Service will be holding three special recruitment events in Alsager town centre this September. These will provide the perfect opportunity for people to discover more about the role and have a go at the physical tests that would-be firefighters need to pass.
Could you be an on-call firefighter in Audlem?
We are looking for enthusiastic and willing people to work as on-call firefighters at Audlem Fire Station. We 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.
Being an on-call firefighter is an exciting and demanding role that allows people to make a real difference to their community and help to save lives. On-call firefighters get the same level of training as a full time firefighter to help them to operate in frontline situations.
Warning after two tumble dryer fires in Cheshire
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is issuing vital safety advice after two tumble dryer fires in the county in one night.
At 9.07pm on Wednesday 10 September, firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a tumble dryer in the kitchen of a house on St Mawgan Court, Warrington. No one was hurt in the incident and the crew isolated the power supply.
At 5:26am on Thursday 11 September, the Service was called to Kingsley Road in Frodsham to a fire involving a tumble dryer that had been put on overnight.
Step into Work - Apprenticeship in Workshops
Do you have passion and enthusiasm? Do you want to earn while you learn and develop a trade and skill for life? Well look no further - this is the apprenticeship for you!
We are searching for new talent to join our exciting Step into Work Programme and become a Workshop Technician Apprentice.
This training opportunity will span over a period of two years and will offer the right candidate the chance to work in our busy Service workshops.
This opportunity will develop your skills to the highest standard in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair work, where you will be working on a range of vehicles including cars, motorbikes, vans, LGVs, fire engines and specialist Fire and Rescue equipment.
With winter just around the corner, we want people to stay safe both at home and on the roads. Chimney fires are a risk as people start to warm up their homes and drivers are urged to make sure their vehicles are safe for the winter months.
Get your chimney ready for the winter
With the colder, winter months looming, people will begin to start using open fires and their chimneys again. In order to keep you and your family safe from fire, you need to take necessary steps such as ensuring your chimney is swept regularly, depending upon what fuel you burn and we would urge all householders to have a working smoke alarm in their home.
Get your car ready for the winter
Of all the seasons, winter requires the most care and preparation if you're to stay safe whilst driving.
Fire Door Safety Week
We are supporting Fire Door Safety Week between 15 - 21 September 2014. Fire doors save lives and property.
Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.
Gas Safety Week
Gas Safety Week (15 - 21 September 2014) is a national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.
September is the start of the heating season, many people will be turning on their boilers. We rely on our gas boilers, cookers and fires to keep warm, have hot baths and showers and cook hot meals.
Older people's day at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ
On Wednesday 1 October we are giving older people the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Service headquarters as part of Ageing Safely Week (which runs from Monday 29 September to Sunday 4 October).
The Service is once again supporting the campaign with firefighters across the county doing various activities specifically aimed at engaging with older people throughout the week.