Subject: Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service April 2016 E-Newsletter - Firelink
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Welcome to the April edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Deliberate fires take up a large amount of our firefighters’ time. Our fire crews could be putting out these avoidable fires when they should be helping someone whose life may be in danger at a house fire or road traffic collision.
Many fires, including refuse fires, wheelie bin fires and grass fires are started deliberately. It’s important to report irresponsible behaviour so that fires can be prevented in your community.
If you see any suspicious activity in your area please contact Cheshire Police on their non emergency number 101 (or dial 999 if appropriate) or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Drowning prevention - be water aware
Around 400 people drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences.
Many people that drown just happen to be near water - such as runners, walkers and fisherman.
Fire Station open days
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations will be holding free fire station open days over the next few months.
Find out about your local fire station - where it is, what open days or special events they are holding and how to get in contact with them.
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.
Charity car wash at Middlewich Fire Station
Firefighters in Middlewich are hoping to swap buckets of water for buckets of cash. They are getting ready to roll up their sleeves to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity 12th annual car wash.
Local residents can get their cars washed by the Middlewich crew, as well as receiving vital road safety advice, at the fire station on Civic Way on Saturday 23rd April from 10am to 4pm.