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Higher Whitley

Two house fires started by sun rays reflecting off mirrors

Firefighters are asking everyone to not put glass and reflective items on windowsills after sunlight reflecting off mirrors caused fires in two homes in six days.


Mark Ashton with the resilience firefighters who helped save his life, Ian Lloyd, left, and Neil Harrison, right

Man who had heart attack while driving reunited with resilience firefighters that saved his life

A man from Helsby who had a heart attack whilst driving along a motorway has been reunited with the resilience firefighters who helped save his life.


Fire doors

Cheshire Fire supports national fire door safety campaign

This week Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are supporting Fire Door Safety Week, which is a national campaign, designed to help raise awareness of the importance of fire safety and fire doors.


Tarporley Fire Station

Tarporley Fire Station to hold its first ever virtual open day

Tarporley residents can find out about the lifesaving work of their local firefighters this weekend – without leaving the comfort of their own homes.


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Penketh Fire Station to hold its first ever virtual open day

Warrington and Widnes residents can find out about the lifesaving work of the firefighters based in Penketh this weekend - without leaving the comfort of their own homes.


Martin Boardman

Fundraising firefighters set for 300-mile cycling challenge

A team of firefighters are gearing up to cycle more than 300 miles in aid of charity this weekend.


Family urges others to learn from fire at their Warrington home

A family from Warrington are urging people not to leave heating products or electrical appliances plugged in when not in use following a fire at their home.


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Nationwide week of action calls for chimneys to be swept

Chimney safety is the theme for the current National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) week of action, supported by Cheshire firefighters who are urging homeowners to get their chimney swept before the bad weather sets in. The aim of Chimney Fire Safety week, running from 31 August to 6 September, is to raise awareness of the dangers of chimney fires,


Stroke screening programme saves lives in Cheshire

A study by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service shows that a joint campaign with the Innovation Agency has potentially prevented up to 12 strokes and saved the NHS around half a million pounds in gross treatment costs.


Northwich Fire Station

Northwich Fire Station to host virtual open day

Northwich residents can find out about the lifesaving work of their local firefighters this weekend – without leaving the comfort of their own homes.


Widnes firefighter drags fundraising total up to £380 during landmark open day

A Widnes firefighters has amassed more than £380 for charity by completing an exhausting challenge during the first virtual open day in his fire station’s history


warrington

Firefighter begins final sprint of marathon challenge

A firefighter from Ellesmere Port is set to begin the final leg of his half marathon charity challenge.


Widnes firefighter Matty Thornberry

Widnes Fire Station’s first ever virtual open day to include dummy drags charity challenge

Widnes residents can find out about the lifesaving work of their local firefighters this weekend – without leaving the comfort of their own homes.


Runcorn fire station

Enjoy Runcorn Fire Station open day without leaving your home

Enjoy Runcorn Fire Station open day without leaving your home


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Lymm Fire Station to hold virtual open day this weekend

Residents in Warrington can find out about the work of firefighters based in Lymm this weekend from the comfort of their own homes.


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Cheshire Fire Cadets determined to help Nepalese school children

A determined group of Cheshire Fire Cadets who raised over £50,000 before lockdown have vowed to continue their quest to secure enough money to finish building classrooms for village children in Nepal.


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Residents reminded of the dangers when visiting open water sites across Cheshire

Residents are being warned of the dangers of visiting sites with open water across Cheshire.


The e-cigarette and battery

Mum and dad-of-four end up in hospital following fire caused by charging e-cigarette

A couple from Crewe ended up in hospital as a result of a fire in their home which was started by a charging e-cigarette.


Firefighters rowing in Frodsham

Rowing challenge during Frodsham Fire Station’s virtual open day raises over £350 for charity

Fundraising Frodsham firefighters have amassed more than £350 for charity by completing a relentless rowing challenge during the first virtual open day in their fire station’s history.


How many smoke alarms do you have?

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging the public to have a think about the smoke alarms in their home.