Latest News

Latest News RSS feed

Wheelie bin fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 15:32
  • Location:
    Broad Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin fire at an address in Broad Street, Crewe. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the flames. Police have been informed.

Small chemical incident in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 09:36
  • Location:
    Webbs Lane, Middlewich.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Winsford, one from Northwich and one from Middlewich
Firefighters were called to a pub in Webbs Lane, Middlewich, following reports of frozen nitrogen tanks in the cellar.
The building was evacuated and everyone was accounted for.
An inner cordon was established as a precaution and gas and electrics were isolated.
Two breathing apparatus and a hose reel were used while investigating the source of the leak.
A safety jet was also put in place and the canal walk way was cordoned off  behind the pub as a precaution.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus re-entered the cellar to check the cylinder pressure readings to see if they had stabilised and then ventilated the area.
The pressure had reduced and electricity was turned back on, with the reading showing as normal.
Firefighters remained at the scene to monitor the situation.
They were in attendance for around three hours.


HMICFRS

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.


Default Image

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


Coach Elliot Dillon with Imad celebrating after the fight.

Success for Phoenix Fire Boxing Club

Congratulations to 20-year-old flyweight boxer Imad Nasseb for winning the prestigious National Boys and Girls Club Under 21 national title recently.


The Fire Tones

The Fire Tones for Christmas Number One

A 40+ strong choir of fire personnel from across the UK, including Cheshire’s Dan Selby, Emily Morris and Matt Lloyd, are making a bid for the Christmas number one to raise money for charity.


Are you Weather Ready?

Are you Weather Ready?

It pays to be prepared for winter. There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare yourself, your vehicle and your home or business. Is there anyone else you can help prepare for winter? Perhaps a neighbour, friend or relative?


Former Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock

Honorary degree for retired Chief Fire Officer

Former Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock received an honorary degree of doctor of science (DSc) from the University of Chester today (7 November 2018)


Candle lit amongst pumpkins

Stay safe this Hallowe'en

Cheshire firefighters want you to enjoy Hallowe’en and all its spooky fun, but also want you to be aware of the potential dangers from fire to keep you safe.


National Burn Awareness Day

National Burn Awareness Day

Cheshire firefighters are urging residents to be aware of potential hazards and to take steps to keep themselves and their loved ones safe


Live sprinkler demo

Live sprinkler demo and seminar - 12 October

The Business Safety and Protection teams at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are holding a live sprinkler demonstration at their Sadler Road, Winsford as part of the push to promote sprinklers to save lives and to assist in the delivery of business continuity plans for businesses and schools.


Organised bonfire

Bonfire night - list of bonfires in Cheshire

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to urge residents to visit one of the organised bonfire or firework events that are taking place across Cheshire.


Residents urged to get their chimney swept

With colder nights fast approaching, firefighters are reminding people with wood burners and solid fuel stoves to get their chimneys swept.


New firefighter training centre planned for Winsford

New firefighter training centre planned for Winsford

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is planning to build a state-of-the-art firefighter training centre at its Sadler Road site.


100 Years Young - futureproofing Generation Alpha

Safeguarding and Young People's Conference

In September 2017 Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) opened the doors of a new state-of the-art life skills 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.


Emergency services lifesaving role play

Emergency services from Cheshire and Greater Manchester descended on the soon to be opened A555 link road in Cheadle on Friday (16 August) to role play their response to a major incident.


Firefighters at a training exercise

Silver Jubilee Bridge exercise

Firefighters took part in a multi-agency exercise on the Silver Jubilee Bridge last month.


Cheshire Fire and Police join forces

Concerning rise in deliberately set fires

Firefighters and police officers are concerned by a summer spate of fires in the Wilmslow area that are believed to have been started deliberately.