Subject: Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service February 2016 E-Newsletter - Firelink
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Welcome to the February edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Stonewall Top 100
The Service’s efforts to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff, volunteers and communities have earned it the title of the UK’s best emergency service in Stonewall’s influential equality index. It has ranked 13th in the 2016 prestigious Top 100 Employers list and is the best performing blue light organisation in the country.
This is the fourth consecutive year the Service has featured in the list, which assesses organisations ranging from local authorities to international investment banks.
Cooking safety month
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be sharing cooking safety tips throughout the month of February.
There are a number of cooking related dates throughout the month including Pancake Day and Chip Pan Safety Week.
Pancake Day is the day when people reach for the frying pan, lemon and sugar - but some end up needing the fire and rescue service too.
When making pancakes, never leave any cooking or kitchen appliances unattended. It only takes a few seconds for an unattended pan or cooker to catch fire.
Chip Pan Safety Week
Reduce the chance of having a fire in your home by throwing away your chip pan for chip pan safety week.
Please do not use traditional chip pans, because they can cause fatal fires. There are other options for cooking chips which will keep you and your family safer. Please choose an alternative to chip pans.
Valentine's Day safety advice
We are urging members of the public to stay safe in the home on Valentine's Day by following a few simple fire safety tips.
If you are planning a romantic candle-lit meal on Valentine’s Day be aware of the dangers of naked flames.
Biker Down courses
If you were the first on the scene of an accident involving a biker, would you know what to do? Would you know who is most at risk, how to protect the area or whether you should remove the helmet of a downed rider?
Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved, but there can be some uncertainty about what to do in these situations.
We are holding a number of Biker Down training courses this year. For dates and details please visit our website.