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Potential recruits at a taster event

Could you be a firefighter?

We're holding a series of firefighter 'Taster Days' to encourage a more diverse workforce ahead of an autumn recruitment drive.


Firefighters waiting to start the charity bike ride for injured Firefighter Vicki Griffiths

Fire crews charity bike ride today #ForVicki

On 26 and 27 June, Birchwood on-call firefighters will be doing a two-day bike ride around all fire stations in Cheshire to raise money for their colleague, Firefighter Vicki Griffiths.


Ellesmere Port fire station open day

Fire station open days 2017

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding fire station open days in 2017. Please bring your family and friends along to these free events.


Visitors to our stand at the Cheshire Show 2017

Success at the Cheshire Show

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be at Cheshire Show today and tomorrow, engaging with members of the public delivering vital road and fire safety information, along with the famous childrens yellow helmets. If you're visiting the Cheshire Show, please come along and visit us - our stand is on Row C1 stand 2-9.


Blue Light Open Day

Blue light open day

On Sunday, 16 July the doors of Cheshire Constabulary HQ will be thrown open for the public to see the good work that Cheshire’s police and fire services do around the clock.


River

Don't let water destroy your summer

Tips from Cheshire firefighters on how to stay safe near open water. Cooling off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes can have deadly consequences.


Water rescue training on a river

Drowning prevention - be water aware

Please be aware of the everyday dangers of being near water. Did you know that 44% of people who drown had no intention of entering the water. Runners and walkers are the highest group at risk of drowning in the UK. Trips, falls or underestimating the risks associated with being near water meant that 302 people accidently drowned in 2014 and


Firefighter and children

Child Safety Week 2017

Child Safety Week is an annual campaign by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.


Tumble dryer after a fire

Warning after tumble dryer recall

We are asking people to check the make of their tumble dryer after a full recall was issued by a manufacturer.


Firefighters training to use a hose reel jet

Firefighter and Community Safety Apprentice

If you are enthusiastic, committed to learning new skills, dedicated to delivering an excellent service to the community and keen to step into a vocation like no other then a career as an apprentice within Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service might be for you!


Fire and Rescue boat being launched onto the river

Boat fire safety tips

The number of boat fires on our coastal and inland waters is relatively low. However, when they do occur, they quite often have devastating consequences.


caravans

Caravan fire safety tips

When staying in a caravan, having a working smoke alarm is just as important as having one in your home.


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Incident at Manchester Arena

Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones or been affected by the horrific attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are also with all of our emergency service colleagues in Manchester. An emergency number is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area - 0161 856 9400. Anyone who needs h


Risk rater - risk assess your home

Risk Rater - want to know if your home is fire-safe?

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new online Home Safety Check to help keep your home safe from fire. The online Home Safety Check will ask you to complete a questionnaire, and then you will get a personalised fire safety plan - with advice on how to prevent fires in your home.


Sunshine and blue skies

Safety advice during the warm weather

Now that the summer holidays are fast approaching and the temperature will (hopefully!) begin to soar, you will probably spend more time outside in the garden or in the countryside, so Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind you of a few unique risks that the warmer weather brings.


Child playing a game on the Sparkton website

New 'escape plan' game for children

A new escape plan game has been added to our Sparkton website. Sparkton is a fun website for children, where they can play online games while learning key safety tips.


Report anything that could be terrorist related, pnone 0800 789 321

Help to defeat terrorism

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a national campaign launched by Counter Terrorism Policing urging the public to act on their instincts to help tackle the terrorist threat. The campaign is called “Make Nothing Happen” and focuses on the critical role the public can play in defeating terrorism. This is the first campaign under a new br


Firefighters sealing with an arson incident

Arson prevention

Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. If you see any suspicious activity in your area please contact Cheshire Police on their non emergency number 0845 458 0000 (or dial 999 if appropriate) or call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


It’s illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while driving

Driver safety - mobile phones

It’s illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while driving, or riding a motorcycle. Changes to penalty points and fines will come into force from 1st March 2017 - motorists caught using mobile phones at the wheel will receive six points on their licence and £200 spot fine from 1st March 2017. Newly qualified drivers, who have a ceiling


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It's motorbike season! Ride safely

There is an increase in the number of motorbikes on British roads, and a growing trend for bikers to choose more powerful machines. As a result of this there has been an increase in the number of motorcyclists that have been hurt on Britain's roads in recent years. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are working with motorcyclists across Cheshire to r


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