Subject: Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service June 2016 E-Newsletter - Firelink
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Welcome to the June edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Fire and ambulance launch new cardiac response service
Cheshire firefighters are teaming up with North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to help deliver life-saving treatment for cardiac arrest patients.
From Monday 6 June, when a person dials 999 to report a suspected cardiac arrest (a condition where the heart stops pumping blood around the body because of a fatal abnormal heart rhythm), both NWAS and firefighters will respond and whoever reaches the casualty first will start providing life-saving treatment. Once the ambulance crew arrives, advanced life support will commence and the patient will be handed into the care of NWAS.
Initially this project will be run as a pilot scheme in Crewe, Frodsham, Holmes Chapel and Warrington but will hopefully be extended to all stations in the future.
Find out more - Fire and ambulance launch new cardiac response service
Child Safety Week 2016
Child Safety Week is an annual campaign by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. The theme this year is 'Turn off technology for safety'.
Find out more - Child Safety Week 2016
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.
Find out more - Drowning prevention - be water aware
Stay safe during the summer months, use the links below to access fire safety tips and advice:
The Royal Cheshire Show 2016
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will once again be at The Royal Cheshire Show, engaging with members of the public delivering vital road and fire safety information, along with the famous childrens yellow helmets.
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