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From the Chair...
40th Anniversary Celebrations
May I pass on my thanks to Simon Ryan and all our staff involved in commemorating the Authority’s 40th anniversary on April 1. It is a time that we reflect on the Service’s history from the first Chief Fire Officer of the first Merseyside Service Frank Taylor and the first Chairman of the Fire Authority Councillor Paul Longworth to the changes in appliances to protective uniforms and to our absent friends and colleagues over the past 40 years. As part of this landmark we also look at the fantastic work this Authority undertakes on a daily basis and the remarkable spirit of all our staff in light of the difficult challenges we face today. All of this makes me, and all elected members, proud to be associated with such dedication and commitment.
Still no Government
response to Knight Review
Up to the point of writing my article we are still awaiting the Government’s response to the Ken Knight review (published June 2013). It’s disappointing the Government have yet to agree its response, leaving the fire service in a state of uncertainty on its future. As we deal with the consequences of a 35% cut in Government grant, it’s about time the Government takes stock of the impact these cuts are having on our communities and undertake a full and comprehensive risk assessment.
An article on a special thanksgiving service to mark the 40th anniversary of a Merseyside fire service will be included in the May edition of Hot News.
Firefighters and Service staff visited hundreds of homes following a serious fire at a house in Mossley Hill.
It was part of a day-long reassurance campaign in which eight fire appliances were deployed to homes in Mossley Hill and Allerton.
The campaign follows a fire in Rutherford Road in Mossley Hill in which firefighters rescued a man from his the house. Firefighters gave oxygen to the man and he was taken to hospital.
Fire crews were called out at 8.43pm after an accidental fire, involving a fridge, started at the property, causing fire damage to the kitchen as well as the utility room.
Smoke alarms had been fitted at the property and activated. Three fire appliances from Allerton, Belle Vale and Old Swan community fire stations attended.
During the campaign firefighters and our Service’s fire prevention staff carried out 75 Home Fire Safety Checks and 227 properties were visited in Rutherford Road, Heathfield Road, Charles Berrington Road, Granard Road, Eardsley Road, Cassville Road as well as Plattsville Road.
Firefighters from Allerton Community Fire Station continued to visit homes in the area throughout the week, offering fire safety advice to residents.
Joanne Henderson, District Prevention Manager for Liverpool South, said: "Following the serious house fire in Mossley Hill the reassurance campaign was held offering important fire safety advice to residents in a bid to prevent further fires like this.
"Firefighters and staff visited over 200 homes during the day. Home Fire Safety Checks were also carried out to ensure that people are as safe as possible in their homes.
"We also highlighted the importance of having smoke alarms fitted. A working smoke alarm can give a vital early warning of a fire. We advise that they are fitted on each floor of a property and that people test them every week."
For free fire safety advice call 0800 731 5958.
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Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st February 2014 to 28th February 2014.
Station Ground All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
10 Kirkdale
11 City Centre
12 Kensington
13 Allerton
14 Speke - Garston 15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
10 5 4 0 12 6 4 3 8 4 5 2 12 9 17 Belle Vale 9 1
11 14 5 4 15 0 11 13 2 0 6 2 7 7 1 8 12 3 11 16 3 2 2 5 2
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22 Heswall 2 1 1 23 Upton 4 1 4 24 West Kirby 1 0 3 25 Wallasey 14 9 10 30 Bootle & Netherton 7 3 7 31 Crosby 10 1 7 32 Formby 0 0 1 33 Southport 9 6 1 40 Huyton 4 0 5 41 Whiston 5 4 4 42 Kirkby 5 1 6 50 St Helens 8 2 18
9 10 3
51 Newton-Le-Willows 2 0 52 Eccleston 2 0
54 6 5
4 0 2 1
Fires Fires
Fires
Fires Service
8 3 9
9 5 6 14 9 11 5 2 4
6 4 0 11 12 2 2 6 1 1 4 0 3 7 1 2 4 1 9 11 0 7 8 2 6 18 2 1 2 1 1 15 3 5 5 1 3 9 1 6 4 0 16 8 2
Grand Total 173 77 171 151 221 39
During January there were 0 rescues from Accidental Dwelling Fires and 12 from Road Traffic
12 6 12 0 8 10 13
Reassuring Presence
Joanne Henderson, District Prevention Manager for Liverpool South, with fire prevention staff and firefighters who took part in the reassurance campaign. Photo: Lyndsay Young.


































































































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