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Welcome to the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Take Extra Care - measures you can take during the FBU strike
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have announced a further period of industrial action.
They will strike for 24 hours from 9:00am on Tuesday 9 December 2014 to 9:00am on Wednesday 10 December 2014.
We are urging residents to 'Take Extra Care'. Please make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed in your home and know exactly how to get out if a fire was to break out.
Protect your home from fire
Give Santa a helping hand this Christmas by following his Christmas safety tips.
Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, such as the fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations, can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken.
Don't drink and drive
The annual Christmas Drink Drive crackdown in Cheshire has been launched with a warning to motorists for the festive period.
The key message to drivers is: If you are driving don't drink!
If you plan to have a drink this Christmas, please leave your car at home.
It's getting cold! Is your car ready for winter?
Winter is the season requiring most care and preparation if you are to stay safe on the roads. The British winter is unpredictable. Bad weather can strike suddenly, so please make sure you are prepared for the conditions. Please prepare yourself and your car for winter driving.
Have your say on our draft plans for 2015/16
The twelve week consultation on the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2015/16 closes on Wednesday 31 December. During this time the Service will consult with the public, key partners and stakeholders and members of staff.
Please take a few minutes to have your say and complete the online consultation survey.
On-call taster events
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Tarporley, Malpas, Stockton Heath, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford, Crewe, Wilmslow and Runcorn.
Could you be an on-call firefighter? If yes, come along to one of our taster events. The event will give potential applicants the opportunity to meet full-time and on-call crews, as well as training and recruitment officers, who will explain exactly how to follow the recruitment process.
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