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Rapid Response Rescue Units statement

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service strongly refutes claims that the deployment of additional Rapid Response Rescue Units (RRRUs) puts firefighters or members of the public at risk.


Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Lady Alexis Redmond and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd

Cheshire Fire "plants a tree for the jubilee" to support the Queen's Green Canopy

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a national initiative inviting people to plant a tree in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


Union flag

Jubilee celebrations - stay fire safe

We want everyone to have a fun and safe Jubilee weekend. Here is our fire safety advice for beacon events, street parties and fireworks.


Ellesmere Port fire station open day

Fire station open days 2022

We are holding a number fire station open days this year. Please bring your family and friends along to these free events.


Photo caption: Long Service recipients pictured with Jeannie France-Hayhurst, High Sheriff of Cheshire, Cllr Bob Rudd, Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Alex Waller.

Long serving fire and rescue staff celebrated

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has honoured staff who have served 20 years at a ceremony held in the Wolf Room at Eaton Estate, Chester.


Station Manager Hannah Caulfield

Cheshire Station Manager Named Exceptional Ally

Hannah Caulfield, a Station Manager for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been named ‘Exceptional Allies Award’ winner in the Women in the Fire Service Awards 2022.


Two fire engines from Cheshire Fire heading to Ukraine

Cheshire fire engines join third convoy of UK aid for Ukraine

Two more fire engines from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) have this morning left to join a third convoy of UK aid to Ukraine.


Penketh firefighters Callum Lynch and Sophie Cowle who will be taking part in the fundraiser

Firefighters take part in gruelling nine day charity fundraising challenge

Firefighters from Penketh Fire Station are raising money to support people in Ukraine by challenging themselves to complete a non-stop nine day virtual duathlon.


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Hotel owner prosecuted for serious fire safety breaches

The owner of a Widnes hotel has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, for breaking fire safety laws.


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Live multi-agency exercise to take place in Chester

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be leading a dramatic live exercise, to enable firefighters and commanders to practice their response to a major fire in Chester’s historic city centre.et


CFRS Celebrates Lesbian Visibility Week 2022

CFRS Celebrates Lesbian Visibility Week 2022

The Service is celebrating Lesbian Visibility Week (25th April -1st May) and we want to dedicate some time to our amazing lesbian and gay women.


Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd with firefighters who are heading to Poland with equipment and fire engines

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

A convoy of vehicles from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service set off for eastern Europe this morning (Tuesday April 19th) to support firefighters working on the frontline in war-torn Ukraine.


Cheshire Fire Authority has now published its Annual Action Plan for 2022-2023.

2022-2023 Annual Action Plan

Cheshire Fire Authority has now published its Annual Action Plan for 2022-2023.


Charity Car Washes 2022

Charity Car Washes 2022

Firefighter across Cheshire will be washing cars to raise money for The Firefighters Charity.


Ramadan

Stay safe this Ramadan

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging our local Muslim communities to celebrate Ramadan safely, and at home. The holy month of Ramadan begins in the UK on Thursday 23 April and finishes Sunday 24 May and the Service is asking that people who are celebrating the religious festival, to do so safely at home and to take care when cooking d


Electric bike fire

Sprinkler activates and averts a fire in a flat

A Chester man who had a lucky escape from a fire in his flat is backing firefighters to help warn others of the importance of sprinkler systems.


Three high-rise towers in Handforth have been made significantly safer for residents, thanks to an innovative sprinkler installation from social landlord and building owner Onward.

Innovative sprinkler system gets our seal of approval

Three high-rise towers in Handforth have been made significantly safer for residents, thanks to an innovative sprinkler installation from social landlord and building owner Onward.


Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is now the second most LGBT+ inclusive workplace in the UK according to Stonewall

Cheshire Fire takes Gold and Silver in Stonewall Workplace Equality index

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is now the second most LGBT+ inclusive workplace in the UK according to Stonewall, which has just published its latest Top 100 employers list.


Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson Virtual Call

Prime Minister hails tireless Warrington vaccinators

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to the extraordinary efforts of COVID-19 vaccinators in Warrington.


Crewe’s Prince's Trust Team graduates in style

A group of young people from Crewe have graduated from a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service-led The Prince's Trust programme. The graduation took place at the Crewe Hall, and the team of nine who were all dressed in evening dress, attended the event. To graduate from the programme the team members all gave a two-minute speech about their time on th