December 2020 eNewsletter - FiRELiNK


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

Year review of 2020

Fire engines

Like most people, 2020 has been particularly busy for us, with the addition of supporting communities throughout covid. Here's a snapshot of what 2020 was like for our staff.

Watch - Year review of 2020

Think twice before you drink/drug drive

Fatal 5

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Police and the county‚Äôs Police and Crime Commissioner are urging the public to stop and think before travelling on the roads after having a drink this Christmas.  

Officers across the county will be out throughout December cracking down on those who think it is acceptable to travel on the roads whilst under the influence as part of a national operation.

They will also be targeting motorists in the mornings who could still be over the limit. 

Firefighters will be raising awareness of the dangers of taking to the roads after drinking or taking drugs throughout the month in a bid to reduce the number of serious and fatal collisions. 

Find out more - Think twice before you drink/drug drive

Christmas safety

Santa climbing into a fire engine

Give Santa a helping hand this Christmas by following his Christmas safety tips. Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, such as the fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations, can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken.

Find out more - 12 days of Christmas - fire safety tips

Could you be a paid on-call firefighter?


We are recruiting for paid on-call firefighters at the following fire stations: Alsager, Audlem, Birchwood, Bollington, Frodsham, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Malpas, Nantwich, Northwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Stockton Heath, Tarporley and Winsford 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: Thursday 17 December 2020