Welcome to the November edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Most incidents in the home can be prevented by using common sense and taking precautions. Winter, particularly, can be a dangerous time with the higher than usual use of candles, electrical appliances and more hazardous roads.
The Service supports national initiatives that help our communities to understand just what precautions they can take to keep them and their loved ones safe. Here are ones we have been supporting since the last newsletter.
Candle fire safety
With the days growing darker and winter setting in, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening. But with candle fires resulting in around 350 casualties each year, we would like you to take extra care with candles this winter - nearly 40% of all fires started by candles result in a death or injury.
Carbon monoxide awareness
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can be fatal or cause permanent damage to your health. CO is produced when carbon fuels don't burn completely. It has no smell or taste and, in large quantities, it can kill very quickly.
Electrical fire safety
Electrical appliances have become a staple of modern life - from fridges and phones to toasters or the TV, it's hard to think of how we would get by without a few electrically-powered essentials.
Find out more - Electrical fire safety
Road Safety Week
Twenty eight people were killed and 433 seriously injured on Cheshire’s roads last year.
Cheshire firefighters will be out and about across the county supporting Road Safety Week, passing on vital safety advice.
This year's theme is 'Look Out For Each Other', because wouldn’t it be better if, instead of being stressful and risky, streets were places where everyone looked out for and protected each other, particularly the most vulnerable?
Looking for a new challenge in Wilmslow? Firefighters wanted
We are inviting anyone who wants to see if they've got what it takes to be a firefighter to come along to two taster events in Wilmslow.
The events will give potential applicants the opportunitiy to meet operational firefighters, as well as training and recruitment officers, who will explain exactly how to follow the recruitment process.
They will also be able to try out the physical tests in the brand new recruitment pod, a bespoke test unit housing the elements needed for the national firefighter recruitment tests.
Ellesmere Port firefighters save family dog after hearing smoke alarm
Firefighters in Ellesmere Port came to the rescue of a family dog when they discovered a house fire while fitting smoke alarms in the property next door.
Heroes with Grimy Faces
Chester Cathedral will be travelling through the ages with an inspirational performance involving school children across Cheshire.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, The Philip Barker Trust and Manchester Camerata have once again joined forces to create the piece entitled ‘Heroes with Grimy Faces,’ telling the story of the evolution of the firefighter and their duty to society, while exploring key fire safety messages.
The public is invited to attend and bring family and friends along to see the performance at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 November.
Emergency Services Christmas Carol Concert 2014
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service are coming together once again for the tenth Joint Emergency Service Christmas Carol Concert.
This a free event with all welcome.
Bring your friends and family along to Chester Cathedral on Tuesday 2 December 2014, the Carol Concert starts at 7:30pm.