Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service wins the Driving Efficiency Through Technology award at LGC Awards ceremony in London

The award category has seen a record number of entries for 2015 The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was announced as the winner of the Driving Efficiency Through Technology award at the LGC Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 11th March. Shortlisted entries included The Improvement Service, Islington LBC, Lancashire County Council and Southwark LBC. The Service’s Incident Command Training Suite (ICTS) met all the criteria for this new award. Opened in 2010...

VSTEP successfully hosts RescueSim Conference 2014 at CFRS headquarters

The event was the perfect occasion for users to share experiences and learn about new aspects of RescueSim The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a successful gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme.  Organised by VSTEP and hosted by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) at their headquarters an...

Cheshire Fire Authority and VSTEP renew partnership for virtual incident management platform RescueSim

The partnership reconfirms RescueSim as the virtual training software of choice The Cheshire Fire Authority and VSTEP renew their partnership for training of fire & rescue personnel through use of the virtual incident management platform RescueSim. The partnership reconfirms RescueSim as the virtual training software of choice at the high-tech Cheshire Fire Authority training centre in Winsford. The decision to renew the partnership and continue working with RescueSim...

Fire services fight warehouse fire in Chester

Fire fighters deal with warehouse firefor hours on 2nd December Cheshire fire crew tackle warehouse blaze on December 2nd. Fire fighters have been battling a blaze at a warehouse in Cheshire since the early hours on December 2nd, highlighting the importance of carrying out a thorough fire risk assessment. The Chester Enterprise Centre is only around 100 metres away from Chester's railway station and the fire caused a suspension of services passing through. Around 60 people...

Fire safety breach leads to prosecution of landlord

"This was a case of someone failing to understand theirresponsibility as a landlord"  The landlord pleaded guilty to eight counts of breaching the Fire Safety Order 2005 in his three-storey property where the top two floors had been transformed into a number of flats. The importance of businesses complying with regulations has been highlighted by the prosecution and fining of a landlord who was ordered to pay £8,500 for fire safety breaches. Cheshire Fire and...

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Jill Halfpenny launch 'Fire Kills Campaign'

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Jill Halfpenny have launched the 'Fire Kills Campaign' Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with celebrity, Jill Halfpenny, to launch the latest 'Fire Kills Campaign' from the Department of Communities and Local Government. As part of the London launch of the national 'Don't Drown in Toxic Smoke' campaign, Jill Halfpenny, was placed in a simulation unit provided by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. She then exp...

Joint fire safety campaign by Cheshire Fire Authority and University of Chester wins national award

The pioneering campaign won the Partnership Initiative of the Year prize at the SHP IOSH Awards The pioneering campaign included an online viral marketing presentation with a James Bond theme and a dramatic reconstruction of a fire in a student flat.The campaign won the 'Partnership Initiative of the Year' prize at the SHP IOSH Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions in the world of health and safety. The initiative was described by judges as 'a subtle, yet h...

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