Subject: FiRELiNK for December 2017 from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Servcie
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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.
Winter driving safety tips
Of all the seasons, winter requires the most care and preparation if you're to stay safe. Please be prepared in case the bad weather strikes in your area of Cheshire.
In snow or icy conditions, it will take longer to stop - always drive at a speed appropriate for the conditions.
In winter it's even more important to check your vehicle is well maintained and serviced.
Winter warmth - keeping warm keeps you well
Being snug and cosy in your home will help protect your health. Being too cold can cause serious problems for your breathing and lead to bad chests. Sitting for long periods of time in a cold home puts pressure on your heart and blood circulation too. This can lead to very serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Older people who may be frail or have existing health conditions are particularly at risk.
We are asking everyone to remember the needs of friends, relatives and neighbours who could be at risk.
Have your say on our draft plan for 2018/19
The consultation on our draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2018/19 is underway and will last until Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time we will consult with the public, key partners and stakeholders and members of staff.
The draft plan follows on from the Service’s second Emergency Response Review, which was initially consulted upon last year and is underway at the moment. Work to examine several options as part of that review continues and are explained in further detail in the draft Plan and summary document, which can be found on our website.