March 2020 Enewsletter – Firelink

Welcome to the March edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter


How we’re dealing with the coronavirus pandemic


It is a challenging time as we all adapt to the developing situation relating to COVID-19 but, rest assured, we are continuing to work hard to ensure both your safety and minimal impact on our services.

To minimise the spread of COVID-19 we are limiting non-essential contact with the public to help control the spread of the virus and to ensure our firefighters are available to respond to emergencies.

Find out more – How we’re dealing with the coronavirus pandemic


Draft IRMP Consultation Extended to 24 April

We have extended the deadline on our draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP)  consultation until Friday 24 April. This will give more time for people to have their say on plans for the future of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Please visit our website to find out more information on our proposals and  have your say by completing a short online survey.

You can also provide feedback to us by emailing or in writing to Freepost Cheshire Fire Consultation (no stamp required).

In light of the current guidance regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, we will not be holding further consultation roadshows in the community. However, in addition to the methods above we will be looking to try and gather a range of views in different ways such as through telephone or Skype focus groups. If you would like to take part in one of these and provide your comments on our plans, then please provide your name, age, location and email address to and we can send you some more information.


Our approach to COVID-19 regarding enforcement

Over the coming weeks members of our protection department will be making desk top audits via the telephone to support businesses.

Under the requirements of The (fire safety) Order 2005, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service must continue to enforce fire safety legislation to keep the public and businesses safe. If at the time of the call you are not able to answer the questions due to business needs  you will be offered an appointment at a scheduled time agreeable by both parties.

For more information – Our approach to COVID-19 regarding enforcement
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Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)