FiRELiNK eNewsletter - January 2018
Welcome to the January edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Review of 2017
2017 was a busy year for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, not only for incidents but for the wealth of work in our communities and businesses our crews, advocates and support staff carried out. Watch the work we do with younger people in the county, along with awards the Service has won.
Cold weather - home fire safety tips
During the current cold weather, please keep yourself warm but stay safe by following our safety advice:
Are your elderly friends and relatives safe?
Spare a thought for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours too. Are they as safe from fire as they could be?
Visit the Age Concern website for more information on winter safety: Age Concern website
Refresh your biker skills in 2018
We are encouraging motorcyclists to refresh their riding skills and attend a Biker Down course in 2018.
Biker Down is a free training course for motorcyclists of all ages and experience - and is run by bikers for bikers.
It offers motorcyclists the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.
For more information - Refresh your biker skills in 2018
Young people wanted for Prince's Trust Programmes
We're recruiting for Prince's Trust team members in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Halton, Winsford, Crewe and Macclesfield.
Aged 16 to 25? Unemployed? Want to gain new skills and develop existing ones, to help you get back into employment, or education?
For more information - Young people wanted for Prince's Trust Programmes
Crewe hotel fined £80,000 for breaching fire safety rules
A hotel in Crewe has been fined £80,000 for breaching fire safety regulations. Hospitality First Two Ltd, which runs the Crewe Arms Hotel, on Nantwich Road, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service took the company to court after an inspection in December 2015 led to the Service issuing an immediate prohibition notice which shut the hotel down for a period of two and a half months while they carried out emergency works.
For more information - Crewe hotel fined £80,000 for breaching fire safety rules
Business engagement event in Chester
We are teaming up with Cheshire West and Chester Council for a Joint Business Engagement Event on 15th January.
Many businesses located in the City Centre play a vital role in keeping this thriving area together which is why we are working alongside partner agencies to highlight the role local businesses and landlords have to play in preserving the city for this and generations to come.
For more information - Business Engagement Event in Chester