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Saturday 21 May 2016

Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service May 2016 E-Newsletter

Subject: Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service May 2016 E-Newsletter - Firelink

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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Fire , Administrator, Cheshire Fire)

Welcome to the May edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.

Want to know if your home is fire-safe?

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its first ever app, called Risk Rater, which allows residents to risk assess their homes.

The app includes a short questionnaire to assess fire safety in the home, and then the user receives a personalised fire safety plan - with advice on how to prevent fires in their home.

The Risk Rater app can be downloaded free from the Google Play Store or the App Store, or you can visit our website to complete the questionnaire online.

Find out more - Want to know if your home is fire-safe?

Boat safety advice

The number of boat fires on our coastal and inland waters is relatively low. However, when they do occur, they quite often have devastating consequences.

Due to the remote location of moorings, the fire and rescue service can experience difficulties in gaining access to an incident. On many occasions, these incidents result in the total destruction of the boat and to surrounding property.

Please use the link below to view some simple advice to ensure your boating activities are safe and enjoyable.

Find out more - Boat safety advice

Caravan and camping safety advice

Holiday season is upon us and many people will be getting ready to take out their caravans or camping equipment.  Make sure your holidays are full of fun and not ruined by poor preparation.

Find out more - Caravan safety advice

Find out more - Camping safety advice

What do you think about our website?

We would love to know what you think about our website. Please take the time to complete a short survey about our website, to help us improve and develop it.

Let us know what you think about our website

Are you looking for an apprenticeship like no other?

If you are enthusiastic, committed to learning new skills, dedicated to delivering an excellent service to the community and keen to step into a vocation like no other then a career as an apprentice within Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service might be for you!

This is your opportunity to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services as a Firefighter and Community Safety (FCS) Apprentice. We are currently looking to appoint 12 apprentices to this dynamic programme.

Find out more - Are you looking for an apprenticeship like no other?

Unlock new skills - become a fire cadet at Alsager Fire Station

The newest fire station in Cheshire is now recruiting for the county's newest fire cadet unit and is looking for young people to get involved and make a difference.

A special 'taster' event is being held on Tuesday 24th May from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Alsager Fire Station for young people aged between 12 and 17 years of age to unlock new skills and experience the exciting and unique opportunity to be part of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Find out more - Unlock new skills - become a fire cadet at Alsager Fire Station

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 more - Fire Station open days

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.

Find out more - Your local fire station

Biker Down courses

If you were the first on the scene of an collision 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 a collision 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.

Find out more - Biker Down

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