Firelink Enewsletter For December
Welcome to the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Give Santa a helping hand this Christmas by following his Christmas safety tips. Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, such as the fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations, can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken.
Don't drink and drive
The annual Christmas Drink Drive crackdown in Cheshire has been launched with a warning to motorists for the festive period.
The key message to drivers is: If you are driving don't drink! If you plan to have a drink this Christmas, please leave your car at home.
Have your say on our draft plans for 2019/2020
Cheshire Fire Authority has published its draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2019/2020 for consultation. Every year the Authority publishes an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). This plan is about improving public safety, reducing the number of emergency incidents and saving lives.
The plan provides information on the risks facing Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and details how the organisation is structured and operates to mitigate these risks. Have your say by filling out a short survey.
Fire at Chester Zoo
At 11.28am on Saturday 15th December we were called to a large fire at Chester Zoo. The blaze was in the Monsoon Forest Habitat on the site, which is the UK’s largest zoo building.
Due to the scale of the fire it was declared a major incident. The zoo was immediately evacuated and a cordon was put in place. Firefighters - wearing breathing apparatus and using main jets - brought the fire under control and extinguished the fire. The area where the fire started was significantly damaged but the actions of the fire crews stopped the spread of the fire to the rest of the building and saved a large portion of it.