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On Saturday 22nd August 2015 between 10am and 4pm, Lancaster’s firefighters are inviting the public to attend their Open Day at the Fire Station on Cable Street, Lancaster LA1 1HH. Fun and action for all ages is definitely on the agenda, with resident ‘DJ’ for the day Watch Manager John Timperley officiating over a host of activities. There’ll be insights into the fire, road traffic accident and other emergency life-saving responses firefighters provide in addition to … Soccer cage Bouncy castle Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos Smoke Alarm Man Firefighters Charity ‘Shop in a Box’ … Continue reading
Morecambe Fire Station is looking for new retained firefighters and as such the station is holding an ‘open day’ on 15th August 2015 to allow interested members of the public to find out more information about becoming a Retained Firefighter. The event will provide an opportunity for potential recruits to get an insight into the role of a retained firefighter and their prospects in Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. They will learn that the job can help you develop new skills and earn more money. It is also a job of enormous contrasts, offering immense satisfaction … Continue reading
This year, our annual Progress Report is presented in video format. Please spare a little over twelve minutes of your time by watching the video and we promise you that you’ll get a great insight into our work and how well we’ve done. Follow THIS link for a 12-minute look at our achievements and progress.
As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Lancashire to stay safe this summer as they make the most of the weather and enjoy the great outdoors, whether camping, cooking or exploring. “A long hot summer is what we hope for,” said Deputy Chief Fire Officer Justin Johnston. “However like many changes in activity, it can bring risks. If you’re intending to take out your tent, ready your rucksack or get your caravan back on the road, you should go armed with some safety advice before … Continue reading
Landlords in Lancashire are being urged to act now to ensure they are ready for new safety laws aimed at saving dozens of lives a year. New regulations will make it compulsory for all landlords to fit smoke alarms in rented homes and are expected to come into effect from October 2015, subject to Parliamentary approval. Under the new laws smoke alarms must be fitted on every floor of the property as well as carbon monoxide alarms in properties which burn solid fuels. Landlords must check the alarms are working at the start of every … Continue reading
Preston’s Fire and Ambulance Station are going to host one of the biggest and best open days Preston has seen on Saturday 18th July. The event is running from 10 am until 4pm at the station on Blackpool Road and you are all invited to visit. This is the first open day hosted at the station since it became a joint fire and ambulance station and this means that the event is going to be even bigger and the demonstration are going to be better and more realistic. There will be lots to see and … Continue reading
Now that the warm, light evenings are with us and the summer holidays are fast approaching, barbecues are beginning to sizzle across Lancashire. But behind the bangers and burgers summer fun has a serious side. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is asking everyone to take extra care when cooking al fresco, especially when lighting barbecues or dealing with bad weather. Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Justin Johnston said “It’s natural to want to go outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather with family and friends – many of us can’t … Continue reading
Ramadan is a challenging time of year for anyone in the Muslim community who is observing the fast and particularly so at this time of year when fasting takes place in the summer months. This year the fast is due to start on the 18th June, which means people will be fasting for around 17 hours. During this period, cooking for large groups, at unusual times combined with fatigue can play a big part in increasing the chances of having a fire break out in the home. Tony Crook, the Prevention, Protection and Road Safety … Continue reading
Back in February Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Wigan Athletic Community trust and set up the ‘Kicks’ community football coaching project in the Tanhouse and Digmoor areas of Skelmersdale. These free sessions are currently held every Thursday at Skelmersdale fire station and the Evermoor hub in Digmoor on Friday, from 6pm until 8pm and so far they have proved to be very popular with young people in those areas. The sessions are run by staff from the Wigan Athletic Community Trust alongside two of Skelmersdale’s own firefighters Mike Worthington and Dominic O’Hanlon … Continue reading
This Carers Week (8-14 June) Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is reaching out to local carers and reminding them that help is available to keep them, and the people they care for, safe from fire. Fire safety is another worry on an ever-growing list for those with the extra responsibility of looking after an elderly relative, sick friend or a disabled family member. A recent survey showed that more than half of the people who had tested someone else’s smoke alarm had done so for an older family … Continue reading