FiRELiNK eNewsletter - May 2018
Welcome to the May edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Is your smoke alarm over 10 years old?
We are urging residents living in homes built between 1992 and 2008 to have their hard-wired smoke alarms replaced.
Research into their longevity has concluded that hard-wired as well as battery-operated devices should be replaced every 10 years, or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested.
The manufacturing industry also recommends that smoke alarm detector heads should be replaced every decade.
Countless Cheshire homes are being protected by smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old, with misguided faith in hard-wired alarms being a particular concern.
Safe and Well Visits ‘an overwhelming success’
Groundbreaking work by Cheshire firefighters has resulted in nearly 4,000 people addressing health concerns.
On 1 February 2017 we launched an exciting new initiative, in collaboration with the NHS and local authority Directors of Public Health, to help improve the health of potentially vulnerable people.
The free Safe and Well Visits - for the over 65s and people who are referred to the fire service by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk - see firefighters and advocates provide far more than the traditional fire safety and smoke alarm advice.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police launch drone project
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Constabulary have joined forces to fund a state-of-the-art drone.
The drone - which is also known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - will be used to assist with police enquiries and fire incidents during a six month trial period to assess its capabilities and inform future plans. The DJI Matrice 210 has a powerful digital camera and a thermal imaging camera.
Three police officers and three firefighters have been trained and accredited to the CAA standards to pilot the drone, which will be used to support various operational activities during daylight hours in the trial period.
Barbecue burns survivor shares story to help warn others
Four years ago the life of a Cheshire woman changed forever when a family barbecue went badly wrong, and she suffered horrific burns.
She has been left scarred by the incident but feels very lucky to be here today so now wants to help firefighters and warn other people to be extra careful.
Young people wanted for Prince's Trust Programmes
We're recruiting for Prince's Trust team members in Chester, 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?
Fire Station open days
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations will be holding free fire station open days over the next few months.
Find out about your local fire station - where it is, what open days or special events they are holding and how to get in contact with them.
Message Sent By
Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Fire , Administrator, Cheshire Fire)