April 2021 - FiRELiNK eNewsletter


Welcome to the April edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.

Chester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge

The Sea to Summit teamChester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge Firefighters from the Chester fire station have begun their final countdown to the 2021 charity challenge - from Sea to Summit.

On Tuesday 18 May the crew will be embarking on the gruelling four-day challenge which involves running 55 miles through Snowdonia National Park before stopping at Capel Curig, in Betws-y-Coed.

From there the crew will cycle six miles to the top of Mount Snowdon, and then descend (six miles to Snowdon, then ascend and descend) the mountain back to Capel Curig.

On the final day the team will cycle more than 60 miles back to Chester Fire Station.

In total the crew will travel more than 121 miles and ascend over 13,000 feet.

All of the money raised by the crew will be split between two chosen charities - the Firefighters Charity and the Joshua Tree Trust.

Find out more - Chester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge

Could you be a paid on-call firefighter?

Firefighter in trainingWe are recruiting for paid on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Alsager, Audlem, Birchwood, Bollington, Frodsham, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Malpas, Northwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Stockton Heath and Tarporley Fire Stations.

Could you be an on-call firefighter?

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals with common sense, the ability to work as part of a team and able to deal with physically and emotionally demanding situations. Qualifications aren't necessary, applicants just need to be at least 18 years old and physically and medically fit with good hearing and eyesight.

Potential recruits also need to be able to reach their local fire station within five minutes of home or work and have a real interest in the fire and rescue service and helping in the community. The role attracts an average income in the region of £5000 a year.

Find out more - On-call firefighter recruitment

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Last updated: Friday 30 April 2021