Subject: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service February 2017 E-Newsletter - Firelink
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Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service February 2017 E-Newsletter
Welcome to the February edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Launch of safe and well visits
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched an exciting new initiative to help improve the health of potentially vulnerable people - Safe and Well Visits.
These visits will build on the Service’s successful Home Safety Assessment programme that has helped protect thousands of people throughout Cheshire from the risk of fire in their home.
Find out more - Launch of safe and well visits
Cheshire Fire ranked 8th in Stonewall's top 100 employers
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has rocketed into the top 10 of LGBT charity Stonewall's prestigious Top 100 Employers list for 2017.
The Service has jumped five places from their 13th place in 2016 to a fantastic 8th position.
This is the fifth consecutive year the Service has featured in the Top 100, which assesses organisations ranging from local authorities to international investment banks against criteria including engagement with staff and communities, training and leadership.
Find out more - Cheshire Fire ranked 8th in Stonewall's top 100 employers
Official opening of Penketh Fire Station
Penketh Fire Station was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE on Thursday 2nd February in front of an audience of local councillors, Cheshire Fire Authority members, invited guests and children from St Vincent's Primary School.
During his speech the Lord Lieutenant asked for help to unveil the plaque, inviting 9-year old Ellie Smythe and 8-year old Thomas Davies from St Vincent's to assist him, an unexpected honour they were delighted to accept.
Guests, which included the Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor for UK Government, Peter Holland CBE, were then treated to a practical demonstration by Penketh’s new wholetime and on-call firefighters and St Vincent's pupils were given an in-depth tour of the fire engine with just a small taste of what being a firefighter is like when the crews showed them how to use a hose reel jet.
Find out more - Official opening of Penketh Fire Station
Want to join our amazing team? Try out at Ellesmere Port on-call recruitment taster events
We are inviting anyone who wants to serve their community to have a taste of what it's like to be an on-call firefighter in Ellesmere Port.
We are holding four taster events which will give potential applicants the opportunity to meet crews, training and recruitment officers, who will explain exactly how to follow the recruitment process and will also be able to try out the physical tests in the Service's bespoke recruitment pod, one of only three in the UK, housing the national firefighter recruitment test elements.
Find out more - Try out at Ellesmere Port on-call recruitment taster events
Head torch exploded while charging causing a fire in a Winsford home
A Winsford family had a lucky escape after a head torch exploded in the living room of their home being charged, setting light to a carpet.
The torch exploded, sending shards of hot metal across the room and igniting a carpet.
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