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Collision involving four HGVs between junctions 18 and 19 on the M56

  • Time of Incident:
    17/05/2018 - 12:34
  • Location:
    M6 northbound between junctions 18 and 19
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Congleton, one from Sandbach, one from Winsford and one from Lymm - and specialist vehicles that attended included the rapid response unit from Holmes Chapel and the major rescue unit from Winsford

Firefighters were called to reports of a collision involving four heavy goods vehicles on the M6 northbound between junctions 18 and 19.

On arrival crews found that a man was trapped in one of the vehicles.

The motorway was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to free the casualty from the vehicle.

He was handed over to the care of paramedics before being air lifted to Aintree Hospital.

One of the vehicles involved in the collision was a tanker carrying 27 tonnes of flour.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two-and-a-half hours.

The NWAS HART team were also in attendance, as were Highways England and police.

Peat bog on fire in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    17/05/2018 - 10:19
  • Location:
    Moor Lane, Wilmslow.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
Firefighters were called to a peat bog on fire on land off Moor Lane in Wilmslow. On arrival crews discovered 40 square metres of smoking peat. Firefighters used water and hand beaters to extinguish the fire.

Test your smoke alarm

Is your smoke alarm over 10 years old?

We are urging residents living in homes built between 1992 and 2008 to have their hard-wired smoke alarms replaced.


Fire and police team up for Stonewall Trans Allies Programme

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Constabulary are among the launch partners for a new programme by LGBT charity Stonewall aiming to create better allies for trans people.

Ellesmere Port fire station open day

Fire station open days 2018

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.

100 Years Young - futureproofing Generation Alpha

IFE Centenary Conference

In September 2017 Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) opened the doors of a new state-of the-art lifeskills centre, Safety Central, aimed primarily at keeping young people safe. This prompted the Service’s decision to focus their forthcoming Institution of Fire Engineers centenary conference on and around young people.

Trainee firefighters

Trainee firefighters #My75miles challenge

A group of trainee firefighters from Cheshire Fire and Rescue are planning to do 75 miles in 75 minutes, in full fire kit, to raise much needs funds for The Fire Firefighters Charity.

Firefighters and fire engine

Our plans for 2018/19

Cheshire Fire Authority has now published its Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2018/19.

Charity car wash at Stockton Heath fire station

Hoping to raise bucketloads for charity

Cheshire firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout March in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

PC Steve Faulkner and retired firefighter John Garner at the time of the Warrington bombings

The memories never fade

Twenty-five years ago two boys, aged three and 12, were tragically killed when two bombs planted in bins exploded in Warrington town centre.

11 apprencites with the apprentice coordinator

Apprentices - Nepal School Project 2018

Children’s education in a remote village in Nepal has been changed for generations thanks to our of Firefighter and Community Safety Apprentices.


National sprinkler week - myths dispelled

It’s National Sprinkler Week from 12 March, a National Fire Chiefs Council campaign that is being supported by Cheshire firefighters.

RNLI team with Joe and Paul

Firefighter saved from sea incident by his 13-year-old son

A Cheshire firefighter owes his life to his 13-year-old son after he gave him CPR following an incident at sea, off Anglesey.

Firefighters tackling a fire at a school in Northwich

Praise for firefighters who dealt with a serious school fire

Firefighters who dealt with a serious fire a school in Northwich have been praised for their actions.

Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd collects iESE 2018 Working Together Award for Safe and Well inititiative

4th award in a year for Safe and Well visits

Lifesaving work by firefighters working with health professionals has won a fourth award in the first year of the innovative and ground breaking Safe and Well programme.

From left, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Jason James, Daisy Dunning, baby Henry and Scott Purchase

Dad hails firefighter for saving baby’s life

A dad has thanked a firefighter for helping to save his three-month-old son’s life on his first day of looking after him by himself.

Pan on fire

Cooking safely in foodie February

It’s all about food and cooking this February and we want to make sure that everyone enjoys the month safety.

D/Sgt Danielle Knox and Mark Shone

LGBT+ Role Models launch new booklet at partnership event

A partnership event celebrating the launch of a new LGBT+ Role Model resource took place in Winsford on Friday 16 February.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service logo

Review of duty system for second fire engines

Cheshire Fire Authority has, on 14 February 2018, considered a review into plans to introduce an on-call duty system for the second fire engines at Crewe and Ellesmere Port fire stations.

Member of the fire service talking fire safety to older residents

Cadent Gas initiative - free lockable safety valves for vulnerable people

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Cadent Gas initiative to enhance gas cooker safety for vulnerable householders. Cadent Gas are offering to fit a free lockable safety device (locking cooker valve) to the pipework of a gas cooker or hob – this service is free of charge and is installed by a competent Cadent Gas engineer. This simpl