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Freshers Week Fire Safety

With students moving to study at universities and colleges across the county, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is calling on everyone to help keep themselves and their new communities safe from fire. September sees young people arrive in their student accommodation across the county for Freshers’ Week and as students get familiar with their new surroundings, firefighters and community fire safety practitioners want them to act to prevent tragedies. Firefighters and community fire safety practitioners will visit universities and colleges in Lancashire to offer advice and help raise awareness of fire and road safety issues … Continue reading

Fires in Soaps Quiz

Following the fire on Eastenders tonight, why don’t you spend 2 minutes of your time playing our ‘fires in soaps’ quiz below? If you are worried about fire safety in the home after completing the quiz or watching Eastenders, please click here to find out more about how to keep you and your family safe from fire.

Chimney Fire Safety Week

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are supporting the national chimney fire safety campaign this week (8th -14th September) in a bid to raise awareness around the subject ahead the winter chill setting in and in Rossendale, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has set up an agreement with local retailers of wood-burning stoves to pass on our fire safety tips directly to customers Over recent years there has been a steady increase in these types of incident with the resurgence of solid fuel burning fires and so this week our staff will be heading out and … Continue reading

Community Open Day for Fleetwood Fire Station

On Saturday 6th September, between 10am and 3pm, Fleetwood’s firefighters are inviting the public to come and explore the fire station, catch them in action, find out a bit more about fire safety and of course have a little fun too.   The work of today’s firefighters is more complex and demanding than ever before and the crews will be demonstrating some of the skills and techniques that firefighters use as they carry out car rescues and chat to the public explaining a little bit more about the job.   Whilst ultimately the theme of … Continue reading

British Red Cross is currently recruiting volunteers for its Fire & Emergency Support Service (FESS) in Lancashire

This service provides practical help and emotional support for people who are affected by fire, flood and other emergencies which are attended by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. As a FESS volunteer you will provide much needed help to people in crisis by: Providing practical help and emotional support  Helping people find temporary alternative accommodation  Signposting people to other organisations and agencies that will help  Our volunteers must live within 30 minutes travel time of Preston fire station on Blackpool Road (opposite the Deepdale retail park), be over 18 and car owner/drivers. We are available … Continue reading

Industrial action by the FBU, 10.59pm to 11.59pm Sunday 10th August

The strike undertaken by FBU members from 10.59pm to 11.59pm tonight has now ended. Fire engines and crews were available to respond to emergency calls during the one-hour period and dealt with a minor fire involving a fridge at a house in Blackburn.

Industrial action by the FBU, 12pm to 2pm Sunday 10th August

The strike undertaken by FBU members from 12pm to 2pm today has now ended. Fire engines and crews responded to four emergency calls during the two-hour period:- a ‘smell of smoke’ investigated in premises in Preston, but there was no fire an automatic fire alarm call in Burscough that was quickly resolved a car on fire at Forton Services, M6 (no injuries) an incident on the M6 northbound between juntions 29 and 30, where a heavy goods vehicle had hit the central reservation (no-one was trapped, no injuries reported)

Industrial action by the FBU, 10.59pm to 11.59pm Saturday 9th August

The strike undertaken by FBU members from 10.59pm to 11.59pm tonight has now ended. Although fire engines and crews were available to respond to emergency calls during the one-hour period, there were no incidents.

Industrial action by the FBU, 12pm to 2pm Saturday 9th August

The strike undertaken by FBU members from 12pm to 2pm today has now ended. Although fire engines and crews were available to respond to emergency calls during the two-hour period, there was just one incident, which proved to be a false alarm call in Preston.

Chorley Needs Retained Firefighters, Can You Help?

Chorley Community Fire Station is on the look out for new retained firefighters who live or work within five minutes of the new fire station in Euxton. Firefighters must be 18 years of age when they join, but this should not dissuade 17-year-olds from registering their interest. All retained firefighters must be able to respond and arrive at the fire station on Westway, Chorley, within five minutes, have permission from their current employer and maintain a reasonable standard of fitness. If you would like to know more about the Retained Duty System, the process for … Continue reading