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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.
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
The consultation on the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2017/18 has now concluded. Survey data and feedback from the consultation is currently being collated and will be provided for members of Cheshire Fire Authority to consider at their meeting of 15th February 2017.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Warrington Wolves are joining forces to host the Warrington Rugby 7s School Fire Service Cup Competition.
Birchwood Firefighter Vicki Peers recently had a serious accident while in the gym which has so far left her unable to feel or move from the waist down. This brings Vicki a new challenge and her family and friends are fundraising to help with costs for home and vehicle adaptations and other expenses incurred that will help her continue to live her
In June 2017 a team of firefighters from Chester Fire Station will be cycling 1000 miles from Lands End to John o’Groats in 10 days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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
Please be extra careful if you are out in the countryside today, this beautiful weather can make conditions dangerous and grass fires can start quickly.
Cheshire firefighters will be splashing out with car washes throughout March in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.
Cheshire firefighters are advising businesses that from April 1st 2017 there will be changes to the way they respond to all Automatic Fire Alarms (AFAs). From this date onwards, Cheshire fire crews will not respond to any AFAs at the majority of business premises (including schools) unless a caller at the building reasonably believes that there is
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!
Bryn, our extraordinary search and rescue dog has been honoured by leading vet charity PDSA for his devotion to duty in some of the world’s most challenging regions.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a national campaign launched on 6th March 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 u
Our Road Safety team has donated 30 sets of bike lights and hi viz armbands to registered charity Bren Bikes to help keep cyclists safe. Bren Bikes will fit the lights to bikes that they are selling.
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
Birchwood firefighter Vicky Griffiths has added vlogging to her firefighting skills. She has filmed a series of vlogs - a video log - of what it means to be an on-call firefighter and, in particular, advice on how women can increase their chances of joining the Service as an operational on-call firefighter.
Cheshire Fire Authority thanks everybody who took the time to share their views during a recent consultation about its plans for the year ahead.
Cheshire Fire Cadets was set up 24 years ago and is now in desperate need of volunteers to help ensure the longevity of its 24 units.
If you're planning a romantic meal for two on Valentine's Day, make sure things don't get too hot and steamy!
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is preparing to launch Safe and Well Visits - an exciting new initiative to help improve the health of potentially vulnerable people.
Safe and Well Visits, which will begin on 1st February 2017, build on the Service’s successful Home Safety Assessment programme that has helped protect thousands of people throughou
Keep yourself warm over the winter months but protect yourself from the threat of accidental fires in the home by following the simple advice contained on this web page.
Of all the seasons, winter requires the most care and preparation if you're to stay safe. In winter it is even more important to check your vehicle is well maintained and serviced. Please be prepared in case the bad weather strikes in your area of Cheshire.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of fog for parts of Cheshire from 3pm on Monday 23 January until 11am on Tuesday 24 January.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has rocketed into the top 10 of LGBT charity Stonewall's prestigious Top 100 Employers list for 2017. And is once again, the best performing emergency service in the UK due to its efforts to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff, volunteers and communities.
Witnesses are being urged to come forward following a burglary at Penketh Fire Station.
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.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service - A snapshot from a packed year, in which 2,311 incidents were dealt with.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service are coming together once again for their annual Joint Emergency Services Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday 6th December at Chester Cathedral.
The safety message to test smoke alarms is given by an elf on the shelf who watches a fire take hold of his home after a lit candle falls over
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service recently joined forces with Cheshire Constabulary, North West Ambulance Service and the RSPCA to undertake popular social media trend, the Mannequin challenge. The collaboration was the brainchild of Usman Akthar, Firefighter at Wilmslow Fire Station, in a bid to do something creative to warn people of the dangers o
Prizes are on offer for residents of Cheshire who get creative when testing smoke alarms or cleaning ovens/grills.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow for parts of Cheshire from 3pm today (8 November) until 10am tomorrow (9 November).
Cheshire fire crews attended over 117 incidents across the bonfire weekend. And although Bonfire Night was a busy time for firefighters and control staff, on November 5th, the service recorded an attendance of more than 60 incidents between 12pm midday and 12 midnight compared to over 80 incidents last year.
The country roads THINK! campaign (new window) warns drivers of the dangers of country roads, using the strapline: 'brake before the bend, not on it. 60% of all fatalities occur on country roads. These roads often have sharp bends, blind bends and unexpected hazards. So brake before the bend to give yourself time to react and stay in control.
Electrical appliances have become a staple of modern life - from fridges and phones to toasters or the TV, it's hard to think of how we would get by without a few electrically-powered essentials.
Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are joining forces this year to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night.
Firefighters across Cheshire are working hard to reduce the number of deliberate fires over this bonfire period. Crews will be out and about in the lead up to bonfire night encouraging people to go to organised displays and advising them on ways to reduce incidents of arson in the town.
Complaints about cheap "fireball" mattresses sold online or from the ‘back of a van' have soared in some towns and cities, prompting a safety warning by councils and fire authorities.
Cheshire Fire Authority has published its 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report sets out how the Service has performed over the last 12 months, looks at some notable achievements and it also takes a look at what the future might hold for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Always remember - if your clothing catches fire “Stop, drop and roll”. Good first aid following a burn or scald can make an enormous difference in recovery times and the severity of scarring. Two important things to remember are STOP, DROP, ROLL and then COOL, CALL, COVER.
Over 100 young people were invited to attend an annual event to celebrate and reward the achievements of Cheshire Fire Cadets over the past 12 months.
Cheshire firefighters would like you to take care this Candle Fire Safety Week (17th to 23rd October 2016) and snuff out the risk of fire in your homes.
A small team of staff and volunteers, together with family and friends, from across the Service celebrated the fourth annual Chester Pride event with a riot of colour and bubbles.
The first wholetime firefighter recruitment campaign to be run by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in over six years started in September 2016. The online recruitment process has now closed, and successful applicants will find out if they are successful after 30th September 2016.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Older People's Day on 1st October 2016. It's a great opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and it helps us to raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s world.
With colder nights ahead, now is the time to get your chimney swept. Please make sure your chimney is clean before the colder winter months set in and you begin to use your fire and chimneys again
As part of Home Safety Week (September 26-October 2) Chief Fire Officers would like to warn everyone to take extra care when using electrical goods to reduce the risk of accidental fires.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting Fire Door Safety Week between 16th and 21st September. Fire doors save lives and property. Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to encourage all students to take five minutes to help stay safe from fire at home. Our online home safety check takes less than five minutes to complete, and gives you the top tips to keep your home safe.
Gas Safety Week is a national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.
Due to a spate of wheelie bin fires in Congleton we're urging anyone with any information to come forward.
Cheshire Fire Choir is to release Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising as a download on Friday, 2 September.
Most chimney fires are preventable. Regular inspection and cleaning of chimney flues will help prevent fires within chimneys.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be offering businesses safety messages during UK Business Safety Week, which is taking place from 5th to 11th September 2016. Fire can cause major disruption for businesses - there is a far greater chance of recovery if risks have been identified, and appropriate arrangements have been put in place to prevent f
The Tour of Britain will pass through Cheshire East on Tuesday 6th September 2016.
If you're heading to Creamfields in Daresbury over the August Bank holiday weekend (25th to 28th August), take extra care if you're camping and stay safe on the roads on your way to and from the event.
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.
Widnes Community Fire Station will be throwing open the station doors to the public for an event that promises something for everyone on Sunday 28th August from 11.30 to 4pm
Wilmslow Fire Station will be throwing open the station doors to the public for a free event on Saturday 27th August 2016.
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.