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Motorcyclist thanks doctor for saving his life

A Warrington motorcyclist has thanked the doctor who performed emergency open chest heart surgery at the side of the road, saving his life and enabling him to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

Artists impression of Chester Fire Station

Plans for Chester Fire Station

We’re planning to replace the fire station in Chester with a state-of-the-art facility that will serve the city for years to come.

Firefighters at a road traffic collision

Fatal 5

More than twice the number of people died on Cheshire’s roads in 2018 in comparison to the previous year - and the majority of those deaths could have been avoided.

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Lymm firefighters become YouTube stars

Firefighters from Lymm have become internet sensations after starring in an educational YouTube video.

Firefighter Usman Akhtar and his colleague at Wilmlsow Fire Station

Wilmlsow firefighter celebrates Ramadan

Wilmslow firefighter Usman Akhtar will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan and is sharing the reasons behind Ramadan and why as a Muslim he fasts during this time. He also wants to encourage people from the Muslim community to become a firefighter.

Cheshire Firefighter Challenge

Cheshire Firefighter Challenge

The Cheshire Firefighter Challenge is an event for the Fire Fighter Charity which involves a course of 8 challenges focused on firefighting activities.

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Be water aware

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.

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Service teams up with women's rugby league teams

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is tackling an ambitious project to recruit more women firefighters by partnering up with Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings Rugby league Clubs.

Proud to Provide

Proud to Provide

In recent years many public sector organisations have taken huge steps towards becoming workplaces where LGBT+ people feel accepted, valued and able to give of their best.

Safe and well visit

Zero deaths in accidental house fires in Cheshire

For the first time in its history Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has had zero deaths in accidental house fires during its annual reporting period, in this case from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

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Safe and Well Visits 2018/19

The Safe and Well Visits programme was launched in Cheshire in February 2017 in collaboration with the NHS and local authority directors of public health.

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Firefighters splashing out for charity

Firefighters in Cheshire are hoping to swap buckets of water for buckets of cash.

School after the fire

Runcorn man found guilty of burning down school

A man has been found guilty of setting fire to a school in Rudheath, Northwich, stalking teachers working there and setting fire to a house as part of his personal crusade to ‘protect children’.

Jade Broderick and baby Blake with firefighters who saved her life on her first birthday, from left, back row, John Mather, Andy Hinde, Dave Morris and Damon Leonard; front row, Gus O’Rourke and Martin Dowle

Woman reunited with crew who saved her life

A woman who was rescued from a house fire on her first birthday has been reunited with the firefighters who saved her life.

CFRS staff celebrating third place in Stonewall Top 100 Employers' list

Number 3 in the Stonewall Top 100

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is moving closer to the top of LGBT charity Stonewall's prestigious Top 100 Employers list for 2019.

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.


Inspection report published

The first independent review by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), released today (20 December), has seen Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) rated amongst the highest-performing services of the 14 fire and rescue services inspected so far.

Chester Zoo fire

Fire investigation into cause of Chester Zoo fire complete

Fire investigators at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have now determined the cause of the fire in Monsoon Forest, at Chester Zoo, on Saturday 15 December as an accidental fire caused by an electrical fault.

Aerial ladder platform tackling the fire at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo fire

At 11.28am on Saturday 15th December we were called to a large fire at Chester Zoo. The blaze was in the Monsoon Forest Habitat on the site, which is the UK’s largest zoo building.

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Business safety at Christmas

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Business safety team will be out visiting local businesses during the build up to Christmas and the New Year sales, ensuring they are keeping staff, customers and their shops safe from fire