Subject: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service December 2016 E-Newsletter - FiRELiNK
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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Fire , Administrator, Cheshire Fire)
Welcome to the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Give Santa a helping hand this Christmas by following his Christmas safety tips. Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, such as the fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations, can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken.
Don't drink and drive
The annual Christmas Drink Drive crackdown in Cheshire has been launched with a warning to motorists for the festive period.
The key message to drivers is: If you are driving don't drink! If you plan to have a drink this Christmas, please leave your car at home.
To support this campaign we recently joined forces with Cheshire Constabulary, North West Ambulance Service and the RSPCA to undertake popular social media trend, the Mannequin challenge.
Have your say on our draft plans for 2017/18
The consultation on the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2017/18 is now underway and will last until Tuesday 3rd January 2017. During this time the Service will consult with the public, key partners and stakeholders and members of staff.
The draft 2017/18 Plan outlines a second review of our emergency response functions to reflect risk and demand up to 2020. This follows on from the first programme of change that the Service began in 2013 and has seen the building of four new fire stations at Alsager, Penketh and Powey Lane near Chester, as well the fire station and safety centre at Lymm. There have also been several changes to the way in which the Service staffs its stations.
Win a free gift - get creative with Christmas safety tips
In the run up to Christmas, we are encouraging residents to test smoke alarms and to clean ovens/grills - and we would really like your help.
Prizes are on offer for Cheshire residents who can suggest creative ways of testing smoke alarms or cleaning ovens/grills - we'd love to see photos or video of you testing your smoke alarm in an unusual way, and we'd love to hear your top tips on how to clean ovens/grills.