Firelink Enewsletter - March 2019
Welcome to March edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Firefighters honoured for their dedicated service
Dedicated firefighters who have served for 20 years were honoured at a ceremony at Carden Park.
The Long Service Good Conduct medal was presented to 19 serving firefighters and five fire staff members received the Continuous Service Medal from the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs MBE.
The 24 members of staff have collectively given 560 years of service to keeping Cheshire residents safe.
Find out more - Firefighters honoured for their dedicated service
Safety Central wins national accolade
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Safety Central’ education centre has been recognised at a national level.
The state-of-the-art indoor safety village was contending against other top quality competition to win the silver award for Community Focus (People) at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards.
The award recognised projects which have done most to reinvigorate the local community by engaging with the local residents, building greater resilience and creating less dependency on public services.
Find out more - Safety Central wins national accolade
We're proud to be collaborating with British Cycling to present Pedal Smart, a course aimed at cyclists aged 14 and above. This free course aims to get cyclists thinking in a more informed way about their personal safety and, importantly, the safety of others.
Book onto one of our free courses now.
Find out more - Pedal Smart
Proud to Provide conference
In recent years many public sector organisations have taken huge steps towards becoming workplaces where LGBT+ people feel accepted, valued and able to give of their best.
Is the same progress evident, however, for LGBT+ people using the services they provide?
How much do our fire and rescue services, police forces, local authorities, social landlords and NHS organisations really tailor their interventions to the diverse needs of the LGBT+ community?
These are the questions to be explored by a range of speakers at Proud to Provide, a national conference being hosted by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, recently named by Stonewall as the UK’s most inclusive public sector employer. The event, at the Storyhouse in Chester on 15 May 2019, will be hosted by Graham Liver, presenter of BBC North West Tonight and BBC Radio Lancashire's award winning breakfast show.
Aimed at diversity and inclusion professionals, LGBT+ staff network leads, service managers and those involved in community engagement and empowerment across the public service, this lively and thought-provoking event
Find out more - Proud to Provide conference
Cheshire Firefighter Challenge
Cheshire Firefighter Challenge is a sporting event being organised to raise funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.
It is taking place on Saturday 1 June 2019, from 9am to 5pm and will be held at the University of Chester - Warrington Campus - Crab Lane, Warrington WA2 0DB.
The competition involves a course of eight challenges focused on firefighting activities. The course will test competitors’ strengths and abilities, both physically and mentally, and provide a day of entertainment for spectators.
Registration fee is £15 and all proceeds will go to the Firefighters Charity.
Find out more - Cheshire Firefighter Challenge
Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity
Our firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout March and 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 personnel and their families.
Find out more - Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity
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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Fire , Administrator, Cheshire Fire)