Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service April 2017 Village Magazine Bulletin

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 April 2017 BULLETIN FROM CAMBRIDGESHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
Do you own or run a business locally? Attend one of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service’s FREE business seminars and ‘keep your business in business’.

On average there are 165 fires in business premises each year and many of those businesses don’t go on to trade again.

Attend a FREE Business Seminar with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and get the support you need to keep your business safe from fire.

We are determined to support and inform business owners across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough on fire safety legislation and to help you put together a FREE Fire Risk Assessment to protect your business.

Whether your business runs out of a small industrial unit, is a side-street coffee shop or a licensed premise, our FREE workshops will help you to understand important legislation and build a comprehensive risk assessment to protect you and your business.

Seminars run across the county in various locations and can additionally be arranged ad-hoc to requirements wherever possible.

Contact us today – For more information on upcoming seminars or to book a place contact us on: 01480 444 500 or book online at www.cambsfire.gov.uk.

For more information on firework and bonfire safety log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk, follow us on social media or call 01480 444500.

Please do not reply directly to this email. If you wish to get in contact, please email pressoffice@cambsfire.gov.uk

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Fire & Rescuse March Update

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service are committed to supporting the safety and wellbeing of residents in all of the communities that we serve.

The Safe and Well visit will provide us with sufficient information to support you and, with your permission, refer you to selected partner agencies who will be able to support you further. We will not share your data with marketing companies or for other purposes.

Our visit will last no longer than 60 minutes and is completely FREE of charge. Our visit will assess five key elements:

1. Fire safety in the home – including cooking, general safety and escape plans.
2. Falls prevention – including simple remedial action such as replacing lightbulbs or taping down loose carpet.
3. Alcohol use – Alcohol related illness in the over 65s is on the increase. We can provide you with helpful information.
4. Stay well and warm – Can you afford to heat your home? Do you have access to a hot meal? Do you have access to all the services available to you?
5. Crime reduction – We can provide advice on making your home more secure in addition to advice to make you less vulnerable to scams or fraud.

You are under no obligation to answer any questions that you do not want to, but the more information you provide us with, the better we will be able to support you. We can also provide advice in relation to promoting the health and safety of individuals with hoarding concerns, as well as providing valuable information to care providers.

During March, we will also be raising awareness of the fire risks associated with smoking, with national No Smoking Day on the 8th.
We often find smoking is one of many factors making someone more at risk of fire, for example, when combined with poor mobility, health problems or being elderly, it increases someone’s chance of having a fire.
Here are some tips to take on board or give to friends and family that smoke:
• Never leave a lit cigarette or pipe unattended.
• Always use a proper ashtray and make sure the contents are cold before you tip it in the bin.
• Never smoke in bed and avoid smoking in a chair if you are likely to fall asleep.

Most importantly, fit a working smoke alarm and test it regularly. Don’t forget to also test the smoke alarms of those you love. If you have an elderly or vulnerable relative, friend or neighbour, pop by and make sure they have a working smoke alarm. If they don’t, that is something we can provide as part of a Safe and Well visit.
Eligibility

To find out if you are eligible for a Safe and Well visit, Enquire online. Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have a query about an enquiry form that has already been submitted, please telephone 0800 917 9994.

Opening days / times – All Year

Day Time
Monday 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday 9AM – 5PM
Thursday 9AM – 5PM
Friday 9AM – 5PM

Further enquiries
Visit our website and search for “Safe and Well”

For more information on firework and bonfire safety log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk, follow us on social media or call 01480 444500.

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FEBRUARY BULLETIN FROM CAMBRIDGESHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

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ON-call firefighters are a vital part of today’s fire and rescue service, providing an efficient, effective service that gives emergency cover to more than 90 per cent of the UK.
In Cambridgeshire they make up 56 per cent of the workforce.
An on-call firefighter is not based at a fire station but carries a pager and responds to emergency incidents as and when they happen.
They receive an annual wage to reflect the time they commit to being available plus additional payments for attending incidents and drill nights (one evening a week for two hours).
On-call firefighters are men and women who may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend cover. When they are on-call they may be at home, working for thmselves or for a nearby company or out in their local community (staying within a five-minute travel time of the fire station) and are generally located in rural communities, small towns and villages.
If you would like to become an on-call firefighter, or find out more, then please go to our website at www.cambsfire.gov.uk and search for on-call firefighter under the careers section.
For the latest news, incidents and safety advice, or to contact us, log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk. Sign up to email alerts and find us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
For more information on firework and bonfire safety log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk, follow us on social media or call 01480 444500.
Please do not reply directly to this email. If you wish to get in contact, please email pressoffice@cambsfire.gov.uk

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Fire & Rescue – Bonfire Night

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Fireworks and bonfires can be plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy. The fire service highly recommends going to an organised firework display instead of holding one at home. However, if you do use fireworks or light a bonfire at home, we would ask residents to take on board our safety advice to ensure it is just their fireworks that go off with a bang:

  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions.
  • Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back.
  • Never go back to a lit firework.
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Don’t light bonfires in unsuitable weather, particularly in windy conditions.
  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended.
  • Build bonfires well clear of buildings, fences and hedges.
  • Never use flammable liquids to start the fire, and never burn dangerous rubbish such as aerosols, paint, foam furniture, rubber tyres, and batteries.
  • Before you light the bonfire, check that children and animals are not hiding inside and are a safe distance away.

For more information on firework and bonfire safety log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk, follow us on social media or call 01480 444500.

Fire & Rescue – Firework and Bonfires

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Fireworks and bonfires can be plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy. The fire service highly recommends going to an organised firework display instead of holding one at home. However, if you do use fireworks or light a bonfire at home, we would ask residents to take on board our safety advice to ensure it is just their fireworks that go off with a bang:

  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions.
  • Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back.
  • Never go back to a lit firework.
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Don’t light bonfires in unsuitable weather, particularly in windy conditions.
  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended.
  • Build bonfires well clear of buildings, fences and hedges.
  • Never use flammable liquids to start the fire, and never burn dangerous rubbish such as aerosols, paint, foam furniture, rubber tyres, and batteries.
  • Before you light the bonfire, check that children and animals are not hiding inside and are a safe distance away.

For more information on firework and bonfire safety log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk, follow us on social media or call 01480 444500.