Firelink Enewsletter - September 2018
Welcome to the September edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Official opening of Safety Central by The Princess Royal
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal has officially opened Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Safety Central today, September 10 2018, taking a tour of the lifeskills education centre in Lymm, Cheshire as part of her visit. Her Royal Highness was welcomed to Safety Central by David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, and Councillor Bob Rudd, Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority.
The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mrs Alexis Redmond, local dignitaries and school children were also in attendance at the opening of the Service’s interactive lifeskills education centre, which gives people of all ages skills and knowledge they need to stay safe and well at home, on the road and in our community.
During the opening The Princess Royal was able to see what the £4.5m state-of-the-art indoor village has to offer in its four themed learning zones. Her Royal Highness met children from Latchford St James CE Primary School who were taking part in activities delivered by volunteer rangers, who also got the chance speak to The Princess about the contribution they make to the centre.
New firefighter training centre planned for Winsford
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is planning to build a state-of-the-art firefighter training centre at its Sadler Road site.
The ambition is to build a state-of-the-art firefighter training centre that is fit for the future. It has been in the planning process for some time and a great deal of consideration has been given to ensure that there will be minimal disruption to you, our neighbours, during the building process.
The new training facility will provide ground-breaking technology and provide real-life scenarios, ranging from serious motorway collisions to dealing with building fires, keeping our Cheshire firefighters highly-skilled and equipped to deal with a myriad of life-saving situations.
Get your chimney ready for the winter
With the colder, winter months looming, people will begin to start using open fires and their chimneys again. In order to keep you and your family safe from fire, you need to take necessary steps such as ensuring your chimney is swept regularly, depending upon what fuel you burn and we would urge all householders to have a working smoke alarm in their home.
Safeguarding and Young People's Conference
There are still a few tickets left for 100 Years Young - Futureproofing Generation Alpha, a not-to-be missed conference for anyone who works with young people.
Featuring an impressive line-up of expert speakers, the one day event on Wednesday 26 September at Safety Central, Lymm, Cheshire, will shine the spotlight on educating, engaging and safeguarding young people, in particular how we can target Generation Alpha, young people born after 2011 and predicted to be the most transformative generation ever.
The conference speakers have been drawn from the breadth of the sector and will explore issues such as firesetting, arson, anti-social behaviour, changing behaviours and how digital experiences can help futureproof the young.
Join the Emergency Services…in song!
We are on the search for a Cheshire-based primary school to perform at our annual Emergency Services Carol Concert.
The concert will take place at the majestic Chester Cathedral on the evening of Tuesday, 4 December 2018 and will be free for the public to attend.
Our competition is free to enter and the winners will have the opportunity to perform at the concert where Cheshire Fire Choir and the Cheshire Constabulary Band are also performing.
Young people wanted for Prince's Trust Programmes
We're recruiting for Prince's Trust team members in Ellesmere Port, Halton, Chester, 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 weeks.
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.