£2.1m social value boost for Cheshire as part of fire station upgrade
National property services provider Wates Smartspace has created £1.687m of social value for the local Cheshire community during the second year of a major fire station refurbishment programme. Year one of the contract created £413k. Working in partnership with Cheshire…
Cheshire Station Manager named Exceptional Ally
Hannah Caulfield, a Station Manager for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been named ‘Exceptional Allies Award’ winner in the Women in the Fire Service Awards 2022. Hannah, who joined Cheshire in 2007 as a firefighter at Winsford Fire Station,…
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
A convoy of vehicles from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service set off for eastern Europe on 19 April to support firefighters working on the front line in war-torn Ukraine. Two fire engines and a hydraulic platform are being donated to…
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.…
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 whole-time firefighters were officially welcomed into their new roles with Cheshire Fire…
Leg power sees fundraising firefighters raise over £10,000
Chester Fire Station’s White Watch has raised more than £10,000 for charity by completing a mountainous challenge. The team of Watch Manager Ant McCarthy, Crewe Managers Martin Warburton and Daz Tennant and firefighters Giles Davies, Paul Long, Jack Fellows, Danielle…
Cheshire Fire Authority thanked for part-funding installation of sprinklers at Runcorn tower block

A housing provider has thanked Cheshire Fire Authority for part-funding the fitting of potentially life-saving sprinklers throughout one of its biggest properties. Flats and communal areas at Churchill Mansions, a 12-story high-rise building in Runcorn, are now fitted with sprinklers…

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…

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