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Prosecution under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

On the 2nd September 2015 Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service successfully prosecuted 3i Investments Ltd and Mr Faisal Hussain, the sole director of the company, after they both pleaded guilty to ten separate breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 relating to 17 Grimshaw Street Preston, a three-storey mid-terraced property converted into flats.                           The case was heard at Preston Crown Court using a comprehensive evidence file prepared by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the sentencing of both of the … Continue reading

Halloween Fire Safety Message

Celebrating Halloween has become increasingly popular in recent years and throwing a party for family and friends is a great way of sharing in the fun. We would like to wish everyone who’s celebrating a happy Halloween, however this year to help your party be a success we want to share some top fire safety tips to ensure your celebrations are a spooktacular hit. No parent or guardian would want to put their family at risk but it is sometimes easy to do so without realising. Along with party decorations candles are understandably seen as … Continue reading

Prosecution under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

On the 15th July 2015 Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service successfully prosecuted Mr Michael Stones, landlord of a number of premises in the Blackpool area for seven separate breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 relating to 95 Park Road Blackpool, an end-terraced property converted to flats consisting of three storeys and basement. The case was heard at Blackpool Magistrates Court using a comprehensive evidence file prepared by Fire Safety Enforcement Officer John Oates and the defendant pleaded guilty to seven charges. The presiding magistrates then gave Mr Stones six weeks to provide … Continue reading

Celebrate Your Bonfire Night Safely With Us

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Training Centre is hosting its annual Bonfire and Firework display on Thursday 5th November. The gates at the Washington Hall Training and Development Centre, on Westway, Euxton, PR7 6DH, will open at 5:30pm with the bonfire being lit at approximately 7pm before the fireworks show starts at 7.30pm. The cost for the event is £4 per adult and £2 per child or £10 for a family of four per car. There will be limited parking available. For further information, please ring the training centre on 01257 266611. Bonfire night is traditionally … Continue reading

Chorley Community Fire Station to open doors to public

Roll up, roll up! Come down and take a look around the new Chorley Community Fire Station. Chorley’s firefighters are opening the big red doors to the public on Saturday 24th October between 10am and 4pm. Everyone is invited for a fun family day out, where visitors can have a look around the station which opened last year and see the crews in action with live demonstrations. You can have a go at CPR with the community first responder team, climb the Army’s 5m climbing wall, discuss road safety for the winter with the Institute of … Continue reading

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