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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

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Progress Report 2014/15

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.

Set up Camp Safely: The Hazards of the Great Outdoors

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

Fire Service Ready to Help Lancashire’s Landlords

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 Fire and Ambulance Station Open Day

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

Barbecue Safe This Summer

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

Kitchen Safety In Ramadan

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