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A firefighter administers the Covid vaccine at Chester's vaccination site

Covid boost as Cheshire Fire staff team up with NHS colleagues at vaccination sites

The county’s newest vaccination sites have received a shot in the arm from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service with firefighters and support staff joining NHS colleagues to administer thousands of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Firefighters tackling fire in breathing apparatus

National campaign to recruit on-call firefighters is an opportunity for those who need more

Paid on-call firefighters are being sought as part of this year’s national on-call recruitment campaign.

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Scam warning as fire service phone numbers are 'spoofed' by telemarketer

Scam warning as fire service phone numbers are 'spoofed' by telemarketer

Firefighter with smoke alarm and safe and well booklet

Fire service support to get elderly and vulnerable vaccinated against Covid-19

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is again supporting communities during the Covid pandemic by playing an active role in the county’s vaccination programme - by helping to ensure that those who are vulnerable and want the vaccine can receive it.

Chester Fire Station

Chester Fire Station rebuild complete as firefighters and staff move back in

Firefighters and staff last week moved into a state-of-the art fire station that will serve the city of Chester and its residents for years to come.

Rainbow flag at Knutsford Fire Station

Cheshire fire stations flying the flag for LGBT History Month

If you’ve wondered why the Rainbow Flag is flying outside Cheshire fire stations and headquarters, they are being flown to mark LGBT History Month

Sunrise of Mobberley

Sprinkler quickly extinguishes fire at Cheshire nursing home

Chief Fire Officers are praising nursing home owners in Mobberley for their diligence in fitting a sprinkler system which activated when a fire broke out, immediately extinguishing the flames at source.

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Chester hair salon owner sentenced following failure to comply with fire regulations

The owner of a business in Chester city centre has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after putting lives at risk by failing to comply with fire regulations.

Cooking safety month

Cooking safety month

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is sharing life-saving safety advice as part of a national month-long focus on cooking.

Firefighter in flood water

Cheshire Fire continues to support communities across the county after major flooding

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to support communities across the county following the major flooding incident caused by Storm Christoph.

Fitting facemasks

Firefighters and staff praised by HMICFRS inspectors for pandemic support

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has been praised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) for its work supporting the local community during COVID-19.

Hayhurst Marina

Flooding - incidents and road closures

Due to Storm Christoph, we are currently dealing with a number of flooding incidents across Cheshire.

Congleton firefighter tackles chimney fire from roof

Tips to help avoid a chimney fire

Most chimney fires are preventable. Regular inspection and cleaning of chimney flues will help prevent fires within chimneys.

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.

Wheelie bin fire

Wheelie bin fires cause for concern in Runcorn

Residents in Runcorn are being urged by firefighters to only leave wheelie bins outside on collection day following an increase in deliberate fires.

Residents warned of lighting candles following fire in Orford

Residents are being warned of the dangers of having lit candles in their homes following a fire in Warrington.

Public asked to give views on Cheshire Fire Authority plans to increase council tax

The authority is proposing an increase of 1.99 per cent taking the cost per year to £80.87 for a band D equivalent property.

2021/2022 Precept Engagement

Cheshire Fire Authority is seeking residents views on its plans to increase its share of council tax (called its precept) for the 2021/2022 financial year.

Training Centre

CFRS' state-of-the-art training centre in Winsford has reached another milestone.

On 21 December CFRS Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin met with Dave Booth from contractor ISG to officially receive the keys to the revolutionary training centre, built within the former CFRS headquarters.

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Road safety operation to educate drivers and riders in Cheshire East

Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are taking part in a road safety operation in a bid to educate drivers and riders and help keep people safe on the roads.