September 2021 eNewsletter - FiRELiNK

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


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. 

Read the Annual Report


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.

The Scorpion High Reach Extending Turret (HRET) is replacing a fire engine and an aerial ladder platform at Macclesfield Fire Station.

Built by Emergency One, it is a fire engine that has the ability to deliver water and foam from height, which is crucial when dealing with building fires and fires in industrial yards.

Read more - New Scorpion appliance will help firefighters to save lives


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.

Families and friends, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Robert Mee DL, and Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd joined CFRS officers and staff to see them receiving their certificates from Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin.

The 10 firefighter and community safety apprentices have been working in the community with CFRS Prevention teams and undertaking firefighter training. Work in the community is an essential part of the Service’s commitment to keeping the residents of Cheshire safe. This is an integral component of the apprenticeship scheme but, for this team, they have had the additional impact of Covid and the effect it has had on Service delivery and rose to the challenge admirably.

Read more - Fire Chiefs officially welcome new staff to the Service


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.

Abdul Magid Mohammad Ben Rajab, owner of Mr Pizza appeared at Chester Crown Court for sentencing on Friday 17th September after previously pleading guilty to 10 breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Mr Rajab received between 6 and 12 months custodial sentence for each breach of the fire safety order (to be served concurrently), suspended for 18 months, along with 200 hours unpaid work in the community.

Cheshire fire authority were also awarded £6,500 costs.

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


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.

On-call firefighters Brad Baig and Ricky Goff, both stationed at Runcorn Fire Station, primarily work for Howdens but are able to leave their place of work when they receive an alert to an incident to be attended by the Runcorn on-call fire engine.

Read more - Howdens Runcorn recognised for on-call firefighter support

Last updated: Thursday 30 September 2021