Firelink Enewsletter - November 2019
Welcome to the November edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter
Joint Emergency Services Christmas Carol Concert
Join our emergency service teams next Tuesday, December 3, for a free Christmas Carol Concert at Chester Cathedral.
The evening promises something for all the family with renditions of festive favourites sung by the heavenly voices of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Choir, North West Ambulance Service Choir and children from Stapeley Broad Lane Primary School.
Cheshire Constabulary band will also be there playing brass and drums to entertain the audience.
The Cathedral doors open at 7pm for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.
Find out more - Joint Emergency Services Christmas Carol Concert
Five-year-old girl alerts family to house fire
The parents of a five-year-old girl who alerted her family to a fire in their home in the middle of the night are urging others to learn from the ‘terrifying experience’.
The fire at a house in Boleyn Close, Blacon, near Chester, was caused by an electrical fault involving a razor that had been left charging on the upstairs landing overnight.
Find out more - Five-year-old girl alerts sleeping family of house fire in Blacon
Could you be a paid on-call firefighter?
We are recruiting for paid on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Alsager, Audlem, Birchwood, Bollington, Frodsham, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Penketh, Poynton, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stockton Heath, Tarporley, Wilmslow and Winsford Fire Stations.
Could you be an on-call firefighter?
We're looking for enthusiastic individuals with common sense, the ability to work as part of a team and able to deal with physically and emotionally demanding situations. Qualifications aren't necessary, applicants just need to be at least 18 years old and physically and medically fit with good hearing and eyesight.
Potential recruits also need to be able to reach their local fire station within five minutes of home or work and have a real interest in the fire and rescue service and helping in the community. The role attracts an average income in the region of £5000 a year.
Find out more - On-call firefighter recruitment
Is your chimney ready for the winter?
With the arrival of the colder, winter months, 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.
Find out more - Get your chimney ready for the winter