August 2018 eNewsletter - FiRELiNK
Welcome to the August edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Smoke alarms save lives
Smoke alarms can be the difference between life and death.
Research suggests that you are at least four times more likely to die in a house fire if you don’t have a smoke alarm.
That’s why we're urging residents to purchase alarms for their homes.
Find out more - Smoke alarms save lives
Safeguarding and Young People's Conference
Tickets are now available for 100 Years Young - Futureproofing Generation Alpha, a not-to-be missed conference for anyone who works with young people.
Featuring an impressive line-up of expert speakers, the one day event on Wednesday 26 September at Safety Central, Lymm, Cheshire, will shine the spotlight on educating, engaging and safeguarding young people, in particular how we can target Generation Alpha, young people born after 2011 and predicted to be the most transformative generation ever.
The conference speakers have been drawn from the breadth of the sector and will explore issues such as firesetting, arson, anti-social behaviour, changing behaviours and how digital experiences can help futureproof the young.
Find out more - IFE Centenary Conference
Concerning rise in deliberately set fires
Firefighters and police officers are concerned by a spate of fires in the Wilmslow area that are believed to have been started deliberately.
The spike in arson incidents, particularly in the suburban town of Handforth, has coincided with the recent spell of hot weather.
The fires have predominantly been in open spaces, including in parks and scrubland.
Recent fires in the area involving tree scrub, rubbish, cars and wheelie bins are believed to have been started deliberately.
Such fires can lead to larger, potentially life-threatening blazes and they also take vital resources away from other incidents and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Constabulary are working in partnership to tackle the problem.
Find out more - Concerning rise in deliberately set fires
Fire Station open days
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations will be holding free fire station open days over the next few months.
Find out more - Fire Station open days
Find out about your local fire station - where it is, what open days or special events they are holding and how to get in contact with them.
Find out more - Your local fire station
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