Council ensures every flat in its tower blocks are fire resistant

Every flat in all of the Council’s tower blocks has been fitted with a sprinkler ensuring residents like Neil McHugh can sleep soundly. Work to fit the sprinklers in the borough’s high rise homes began three years ago and is…

Cheshire pub and hotel owners sentenced after serious fire safety breaches

The owners of the Foresters Arms public house and hotel have been sentenced after admitting serious breaches of fire safety law. Stuart Hulse pleaded guilty on behalf of himself, and Foresters Arms (Tarporley) Ltd, to nine breaches of the Regulatory…

Cheshire’s Chief Fire Officer stands up and speaks out to help stop domestic abuse

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Mark Cashin joins influential men in Cheshire to stand up and speak out to stop domestic abuse. Supporting the campaign by Chester Women’s Aid (CWA) and Soroptimist International Chester, Mark Cashin joins…

Working in partnership to increase the engagement provided to people with mental health issues

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) NHS Trust have jointly funded a Mental Health Engagement Officer post to support residents with mental health issues. The two services are working together to increase engagement between…

Ground-breaking ceremony at a new state-of-the-art training centre

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Fire Authority have marked the start of work to create a state-of-the-art training centre with a ground-breaking ceremony. On Friday 12 July the first piece of turf was cut at the former headquarters…

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service medical director thanked by motorcyclist for saving his life

A motorcyclist has thanked the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Medical Director after he performed emergency open chest heart surgery at the side of the road, saving his life and enabling him to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding…

Zero deaths in accidental house fires in Cheshire

For the first time in its history Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has had zero deaths in accidental house fires during its annual reporting period, in this case from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. This outstanding result is…

Woman reunited with firefighters who saved her life 24 years ago

A woman who was rescued from a house fire on her first birthday has been reunited with the firefighters who saved her life. Jade Broderick was lying lifeless in a cot when a firefighter entered her blazing bedroom at her…

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service wins Tyre Safety Award

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has won an award for their tyre safety campaign which they run in conjunction with a national charity. The Service won a Tyre Safety Award in the Community category for their work with partners TyreSafe,…

Fire and Rescue Services win health award

Cheshire and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services have won a prestigious health award for their pioneering new scheme focusing on bowel cancer screening. The two services’ Safe and Well visits have won a Healthcare Transformation Award in the category of Improving Cancer…

Tesco store detected at Safety Central

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting partnership with Tesco at Safety Central, its new safety and lifeskills education centre in Lymm. Safety Central will educate people across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington on…

Elf-help fire safety for Christmas

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is joining with colleagues from across the UK to promote Christmas fire safety, not by stealth but by elf! Cheshire is kicking off the campaign with a unique, woeful tale, which will be shared on…

Cheshire Fire Choir Targets No.1 With Debut Single

A choir of firefighters and support staff from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to set the UK singles chart alight with the release of a charity single to mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin…

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