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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

Following two years of fundraising to enable the youngest children in a Nepalese village access to an education, 11 firefighter apprentices are now in Nepal. The group raised £30,000 to enable the build of a facility to education younger children in a remote village in Nepal.


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.

Firefighter climbing a ladder

High Potential Development Scheme

Are you enthusiastic, dedicated and keen to step into a vocation like no other? If yes, then read on - as a career as a firefighter with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service might be for you!

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.

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

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year - celebrate safely

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. With people spending more time at home - cooking while entertaining or relaxing with family or friends, the risk of fire increases.

Time to Talk Day. A day that aims to bring the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health

Time to Talk Day

On 1st February 2018 it’s Time to Talk Day – a day that aims to bring the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health. The Time to Change programme is aimed at challenging mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service employees celebrating being in the top five of LGBT charity Stonewall's prestigious Top 100 Employers list for 2018

Fantastic 4th place in Stonewall's Top 100

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has rocketed into the top five of LGBT charity Stonewall's prestigious Top 100 Employers list for 2018. The Service has jumped four places from their 2017 8th place to a fantastic 4th position. It is also, once again, the best performing emergency service in the UK due to its efforts to engage lesbian, gay, b

Cheshire Firefighters doing a hearth check as part of a Safe and Well Visit

Firefighters to add heart and warmth checks to Safe and Well visits

For almost a year now Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) firefighters and advocates have been carrying out Safe and Well visits to the county’s residents aged over 65 or those considered at particular risk. From Monday 15 January 2018, atrial fibrillation advice will be expanded to everyone receiving a Safe and Well visit in Cheshire.

Fridge on fire

Register My Appliance Day

Today is Register My Appliance Day. Firefighters are asking everyone to improve their home safety by taking a few minutes to register the household appliances that they rely on every day.

Fog - slow down

Yellow warning of fog from the Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of fog for Cheshire from 5pm Thursday 11 January until 10am on Friday 12 January.

Congleton firefighter tackles chimney fire from roof

Tips to help avoid a chimney fire

Most chimney fires are preventable. Regular inspection and cleaning of chimney flues will help prevent fires within chimneys.