Welcome to the April edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Apprentice firefighters return after helping school children in Nepal
Children’s education in a remote village in Nepal has been changed for generations thanks to a group of Firefighter and Community Safety Apprentices from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS).
11 apprentices and three leaders flew out to Kathmandu from Manchester on March 10th and spent 16 days in Nepal trekking to, and working on, the project to provide a new school for children who previously had little or no chance of an education.
Drowning prevention - be water aware
Around 400 people drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences.
Many people that drown just happen to be near water - such as runners, walkers and fisherman.
Bikers urged to spring into action for a safe year on the roads
With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, bikers all over Cheshire are getting in gear to hit the open roads again.
For many motorcyclists the onset of spring signals the start of another year of two-wheeled delight and has them eagerly dusting off their leathers following the frosty frustrations of winter.
But Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging them to make sure they are up to speed on safety advice before returning to revving up their bikes on Cheshire’s roads.
Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity
Our firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout April 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 pe