Subject: Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service January 2016 E-Newsletter - Firelink
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Welcome to the January edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Review of 2015
2015 was a busy year for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, not only for incidents but for the wealth of work in our communities and businesses our crews, advocates and support staff carried out. Watch the work we do with younger people in the county, along with awards the Service has won.
Could you be an on-call firefighter?
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Alsager, Audlem, Birchwood, Bollington, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Poynton, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stockton Heath, Tarporley, Wilmslow and Winsford.
We're looking for enthusiastic individuals with common sense, the ability to work as part of a team and able to deal with physically and emotionally demanding situations. Qualifications aren't necessary, applicants just need to be at least 18 years old and physically and medically fit with good hearing and eyesight.
Potential recruits also need to be able to their local Fire Station within five minutes of home or work and have a real interest in the fire and rescue service and helping in the community. The role attracts an average income in the region of £5000 a year.
Make time for your home’s unsung heroes - Test your smoke alarms today
The Government has launched a new Fire Kills advertising campaign featuring friendly smoke alarms which will tell the public to make time for their home’s ‘unsung heroes’ by testing their alarms once a month.
A working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and call 999. But just half of all householders who own a smoke alarm say that they test it’s working on a regular basis. You’re four times more likely to die in a fire without a working smoke alarm, but only half of the people who own an alarm say they take the time to check it regularly.
We’re encouraging Cheshire residents to make sure they test their smoke alarms this month and get into the habit of testing them each month as they can save lives.
Winter driving - be prepared in case bad weather strikes
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 all conditions. Please prepare yourself and your car for winter driving.