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Home Fire Safety Check Changes

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is changing the service we provide during Home Fire Safety Checks. Historically, we have visited every household in Lancashire who have requested a home fire safety check and given the householders generic fire safety messages, as well as advising them on how to plan their escape route and fit a free smoke alarm. From 5th October onwards, when someone living in Lancashire requests a free Home Fire Safety Check service, they will be asked a series of questions to establish their risk factor. If the risk is high, a free home safety … Continue reading

Legislation on Fire and Carbon Monoxide hazards applies to rented property from 1st October 2015

From 1st October , The Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 will require certain private sector landlords to install a smoke alarm on every floor of their property and a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms containing a solid fuel appliance. Landlords will also be required to check that the alarms are working at the start of every new tenancy. Enforcement of the Regulations is the responsibility of the local housing authority, which can require landlords to fit alarms and if the landlord fails to do so has the power to arrange for them … Continue reading

Ormskirk Station Open Day

This Saturday fire crews from Ormskirk are inviting in members of the public for the stations family fun day. Starting at 10am and running through until 4pm this jam packed day has a little something for everyone. If you have ever wanted to know what it’s like for firefighters inside a building full of smoke we have the fire simulation tent for you to try and navigate through, but don’t worry this tent is only full of cosmetic smoke and we’ll show you our techniques for moving around when you can’t see where you’re going. … Continue reading

Rescue of glider pilot and passenger, Chipping

Time of call 11.29am Sunday 20th September, reporting glider had crashed on take-off from field in vicinity of Fiddlers Lane, Chipping, pilot and passenger conscious but trapped in the aircraft. Two fire engines and crews were assigned and used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the casualties, who were taken separately to Royal Preston Hospital in each of the two air ambulances mobilised to the incident.

Fire incident at Blackpool Old Road

Fire crews were called to a commercial building fire at approximately 11:56am. There are currently 6 fire engines and one aerial ladder platform at the scene tackling the fire using ground monitors and jets. Firefighters have found cylinders at the scene and are in the process of cooling them, however as a precautionary measure they have evacuated the immediate area and put in place a 200m perimeter. The public are advised to stay away from the area if possible and also as a precaution close any windows and doors.Any one wishing to find out more … Continue reading

Business Safety Week Launches in Lancashire

Monday 7th September is the beginning of Business Safety Week and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be using the Week as an opportunity to promote business fire safety advice to private sector landlords across the County. From 1st October (subject to Parliamentary approval), The Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 will require certain private sector landlords to install a smoke alarm on every floor of their property and a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms containing a solid fuel appliance. Landlords will also be required to check that the alarms are working at … Continue reading

NWAS & LFRS Introduce Life- Saving Community Fire Responder Scheme with Fire Crews

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service crews are to operate as life-saving Community First Responders (CFR) as part of a new joint initiative with North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). The six month pilot project, operating from Morecambe and Ormskirk Fire Stations, is an extension of NWAS’ highly successful CFR scheme. CFRs are volunteers who support the Trust by responding to serious and life-threatening incidents in their communities while the ambulance is en route. The project went live this morning (24th August 2015) – with a media launch which took place in the afternoon at Morecambe Fire … Continue reading

Firefighters Tackle Two Big Fires in East Lancashire

Firefighters from East Lancashire attended two large fires in Great Harwood and Blackburn over the weekend and we would like to thank the members of the public for their cooperation during these two incidents. The first incident occurred on Sunday morning at 6:30am when crews were called out to a commercial property on Heys Lane, Great Harwood after fire broke through the roof of a single storey building. Six fire engines plus specialist appliances including an aerial ladder platform, hazardous materials unit and command unit were sent to the scene where there were minor explosions … Continue reading

Lancaster Fire Station Open Day 22nd August

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 to Hold Recruitment Open Day

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