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Check Your Electric Blanket, It Could Save Your Life

Despite the milder weather we are experiencing at the moment, it is inevitable that with winter approaching, the nights will begin to get cooler. For many residents of Lancashire, this means its time to get their electric blankets out of storage, however, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is warning of the potential dangers of electric blankets if they are not used or stored correctly. As a result, Community Fire Safety staff from Preston are inviting people to get their electric blankets tested free of charge, and, if it is found to be faulty, it will … Continue reading

Ageing Safely Week this week and UK Older People’s Day on Weds 1st October

Throughout the County during ‘Ageing Safely Week, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be out and about promoting fire safety, essential any time of year but highlighted this week ond during UK Older People’s Day on Wednesday 1st October. Here’s where and what they’ll be doing:- On Tuesday 30th September Fire safety advice session at Buscough Library during the day More fire safety advice available during a Tea Dance at Chorley Town Hall 2pm to 4pm Cream Tea and fire safety talk at the Town Hall, during the afternoon Tea Dance and fire safety promotion at the North Euston … Continue reading

Burnley and Pendle Prince’s Trust Teams Recruiting

Prince’s Trust teams in Burnley and Pendle are still on the look out for young adults who would like to enrol on a 12 week course beginning as soon as possible. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has developed as a Prince’s Trust Delivery Partner since April 2001, successfully delivering over 270 team programmes to over 3,500 young people across eight locations within the county. The programme is available for both unemployed and employed young people and includes work experience, careers advice and job opportunities, new qualifications, challenging projects, an action-packed team building week away, the … Continue reading

Nelson Fire Station’s Community Open Day

On Saturday 27th September, from 11am until 3pm Nelson’s firefighters will be rolling back those big red doors ready to welcome in the local community for their annual station open day. Each year firefighters invite the public to come along to the fire station, have a chat with them, watch a few demonstrations, explore the fire engines and have a bit of fun and this year there will be plenty of that to be had too. The open day is a free event and open to everyone whether young or old, big or small and … Continue reading

Electrical Fire Safety Week 2014

Electrical appliances have become a staple of modern life whether it’s our mobile phones or fridge freezers, to kettles, computers and TVs; it’s hard to think how we would get by without our electrically powered essentials. This week sees the start of Electrical Fire Safety week and here at Lancashire Fire Rescue Service we’re going to be supporting the campaign across the county in a bid to raise awareness of one of the biggest causes of accidental house fires in the country. One of the biggest issues with having so many electrical gadgets and gizmos … Continue reading

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