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Welcome to the March edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Cheshire campaign success
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating after the Government announced that it is bringing in new safety laws that will save dozens of lives a year.
The Government has declared new regulations that will make it compulsory for all landlords to fit a smoke alarm on every floor of a rented property. This follows a major national campaign led by Cheshire staff.
Cheshire firefighters win inaugural national award
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s innovative Incident Command Training Suite has won a brand new national award.
The Driving Efficiency Through Technology award is one of the LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards, which have seen a record number of entries for 2015.
The award category was created because technology has the potential to bring about a better use of both financial and practical resources to create a more efficient organisation.
Fire Sprinkler Week endorsed by Cheshire bosses after fire
It's business as usual at a Cheshire manufacturing company after a sprinkler system extinguished a fire, but bosses know it could have been a very different story.
Managers at Jiffy Packaging in Winsford are now supporting Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to promote a national campaign for Fire Sprinkler Week (March 16-22).
Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms
The clocks go forward at 01:00am on Sunday 29th March 2015 - as summer time officially starts.
When you change your clocks, please check your smoke alarms too.
Draft Five Year Strategy 2015-20
Cheshire Fire Authority has launched a new draft five year strategy, titled ‘Planning For A Safer Cheshire 2015-2020’, that sets out its plans up to 2020. The strategy clarifies some of the stark choices facing the Authority and outlines the approach and principles it will adopt to ensure it does not compromise on its commitment to protecting local communities, reducing risk and maintaining firefighters’ safety.
We would like you to get involved and have your say to help shape the future of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity
Cheshire firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout March and April 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.
Audlem Fire Station - 14th March - 10am - 1pm
Frodsham Fire Station - 14th March - 10am -3pm
Wilmslow Fire Station - 14th March - 10am - 4pm
Birchwood Fire Station - 21st March - 10am - 4pm
Bollington Fire Station - 21st March - 10am - 3pm
Chester Fire Station - 28th March - 10am - 4pm
Congleton Fire Station - 28th March 10am - 3pm
Knutsford Fire Station - 28th March - 10am - 3pm
Middlewich Fire Station - 28th March - 10am - 4pm
Runcorn Fire Station - 28th March - TBC
Stockton Heath Fire Station - 28th March - 10am - 4pm
Macclesfield Fire Station - 4th April - 10am - 4pm
Widnes firefighters will be at Asda - 11th April - 10am - 4pm
Poynton Fire Station - 18th April - 10am - 3pm
Could you be an on-call firefighter?
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford and Poynton.
Could you be an on-call firefighter? If yes, you are welcome to 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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