FiRELiNK e-Newsletter - March 2018
Welcome to the March edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Fourth award in a year for our Safe and Well visits
Lifesaving work by our firefighters working with health professionals has won a fourth award in the first year of the innovative and ground breaking Safe and Well programme.
The collaboration between Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, NHS and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, has won the Working Together Award at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards 2018.
Praise for firefighters who dealt with a serious school fire
Firefighters who dealt with a serious fire a school in Northwich have been praised for their actions.
More than 50 firefighters from across Cheshire spent several hours tackling the fire at the University of Chester Academy Northwich (UCAN), which was reported at approximately 6am on Sunday 25 February.
The fire caused a substantial amount of damage to the building, however by working closely with the school’s Principal, firefighters were able to salvage vital equipment from the building.
National Fire Chiefs Council National Sprinkler Week
It’s National Sprinkler Week from 12 March, a National Fire Chiefs Council campaign that is being supported by Cheshire firefighters.
We will be encouraging landlords, housing associations, business owners and schools to consider retro-fitting sprinklers in buildings where people are most at risk from fire.
Staff from the Service will be engaging with local businesses, social housing landlords and schools in the area, raising the profile of sprinklers and dispelling some of the myths that surround these types of fire suppression systems.
Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity
Our firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout March in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.
Crews will be rolling up their sleeves and taking to buckets and hoses to shine up the county’s cars along with providing drivers with vital road safety advice. Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity's largest national fundraising event of the year.
All funds raised go to The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.
High Potential Development Scheme
Are you enthusiastic, dedicated and keen to step into a vocation like no other? If yes, then read on - as a career with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service might be for you!
We are currently looking for talented first or second year degree students who would like to apply for our High Potential Development Scheme - a programme to develop our managers and leaders of the future.
This is your opportunity to join and potentially shape one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services.
Change your clocks and test your smoke alarms
The clocks go forward at 01:00am on Sunday 25th March 2018 - as British Summer Time officially starts.
When you change your clocks, please check your smoke alarms too.
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