Welcome to July edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter
Cheshire Fire Authority welcomes 13 new members
Councillor Bob Rudd has been re-elected as Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority for the fourth year running at the Authority’s Annual General Meeting on June 19. Deputy Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority is Cllr Stef Nelson from Halton Borough Council, who was also re-elected.
At his opening address, Cllr Bob Rudd welcomed 13 new members to the Authority following local elections. He also took the opportunity to thank previous members for their support over the last 12 months.
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Barnton family highlight the importance of closing doors at night
A family in Barnton has released pictures of their home, which was damaged in a fire, to illustrate the importance of closing doors at night.
The fire broke out on Sunday 30 June at 6.28pm at the home of Neal and Sarah Salomon on Lydyett Lane, Barnton.
The fire started in an electrical box in the hallway of their home and caused extensive damage. Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet, a covering jet and a dry powder extinguisher to put out the fire.
But the damage to their property would have been much worse if they had left the internal doors open. The images show that damage to the room opposite the fuse box was limited because the door was closed. On the other side the fire was intense enough to begin to peel plaster off the walls.
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Warning after tumble dryer recall
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to check the make of their tumble dryer after a full recall was issued by a manufacturer.
Whirlpool, which makes Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers, has issued a recall for up to 500,000 of its products and told people to stop using them immediately.
The affected brands are Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline. All the tumble dryers affected were made between April 2004 and September 2015.
The fault is in two different types of tumble dryer and means that, in some cases, excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element.
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Fire Station open days
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations will be holding free fire station open days over the next few months.
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Find out about your local fire station - where it is, what open days or special events they are holding and how to get in contact with them..
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