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Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd and HRH The Earl of Wessex

HRH The Earl of Wessex opens state-of-the-art training centre

Firefighters and staff from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to Winsford this afternoon (Wednesday) to officially open the new state-of-the-art training centre on Sadler Road.


Cheshire Burn Awareness Week

Cheshire Burn Awareness Week

We're joining forces with organisations from across the country to urge people to stay safe as part of Cheshire Burn Awareness Week (12th-16th October). This week will incorporate National Burn Awareness Day, which takes place on 14th October.


2022/2023 Draft Annual Plan Consultation

2022/2023 Draft Annual Plan Consultation

Cheshire Fire Authority has launched a consultation on its draft annual action plan for 2022-2023.


Check your smoke alarms

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills Campaign, is urging people to test their smoke alarms after research showed that only 26 per cent of all households who own an alarm test them on a regular basis.


Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021 published

Cheshire Fire Authority has published its 2020 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.


On-call firefighter support recognition for Howden's Runcorn

Howdens Runcorn recognised for on-call firefighter support

Howdens of Runcorn have been formally thanked by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) for supporting the on-call firefighter initiative.


From left, Crew Manager Paul Watterson, firefighter Stuart McKeith, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Binyon, firefighter Matt Barton, Chair of the Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd, firefighter Lawrence Stanley and Crew Manager Ian Moore with the Scorpion HRET at a Macclesfield training day

New Scorpion appliance will help firefighters to save lives

Macclesfield firefighters have a new weapon in their armoury that will be ‘invaluable for challenging incidents’ and saving lives.


Mr Pizza

Crewe pizza parlour owner sentenced for failing to comply with fire regulations

The owner of a takeaway and restaurant in Crewe was sentenced for putting lives at risk by failing to comply with fire regulations.


Apprentices and HPDS

Fire Chiefs officially welcome new staff to the Service

At a special awards evening at De Vere Cranage Estate recently, 10 firefighter and community apprentices, two High Potential Development Scheme (HPDS) graduates and 12 migrating on-call to wholetime firefighters were officially welcomed into their new roles with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Blue light services join forces for Emergency Services Day

Cheshire Constabulary have joined forces with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to celebrate 999 Day, also known as Emergency Services Day.


The on-call team at Frodsham have raised more than £1,800 via the Hill Climb challenge

On-call team rise to the Hill Climb challenge

To mark The Fire Fighters Charity’s 78th anniversary, the on-call team at Frodsham climbed up the town’s renowned hill 78 times whilst wearing their full kit and breathing apparatus.


Charlie with firefighters

Firefighters rescue young foal found helpless down an embankment in Runcorn

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters went the extra mile to rescue a helpless foal that had fallen down an embankment in Runcorn.


Nationwide week of action calls for chimneys to be swept

Chimney safety is the focus for the current National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) week of action, supported by firefighters who are urging homeowners to get their chimney swept before the bad weather approaches.


Fundraising firefighter Gareth Johns at Powey Lane Fire Station

Firefighter cycles 870 miles in five days to help people with mental health issues

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighter has raised more than £4,000 for charity by cycling the full length of the UK within five successive days.


Frodsham firefighters

Frodsham fire station to host virtual open day

Residents in the Frodsham and Helsby areas can find out about the lifesaving work of their local firefighters next weekend – without leaving the comfort of their own homes.


High Potential Development Scheme

High Potential Development Scheme

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!


Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin and Cheshire Fire Authority Chairman Councillor Bob Rudd

State-of-the-art fire station officially opens in Chester

A new state-of-the-art fire station has officially opened in the heart of Chester.


Cheshire Firefighter Challenge

Cheshire Firefighter Challenge hits new heights

A hundred firefighters took part from all over the world and more than £1,200 has been raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.


road safety operation on the Daresbury Expressway on

Drivers educated instead of being fined during road safety operation

Runcorn Blue Watch firefighters and the road safety team worked alongside Cheshire Constabulary colleagues to deter motorists from committing dangerous driving offences.


Crew Manager Richard Douglas

Fundraising firefighter determined to complete series of endurance challenges

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is nearing the end of a series of endurance challenges in aid of two worthy causes.