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From the Chair...
In the last month I joined a Labour parliamentary candidate for Wirral West to launch a campaign backed by MPs, MEPs and Councillors from across Merseyside to call for an investigation into the scale of the cuts to Merseyside’s Fire and Rescue service.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority has faced cuts of twice the national average. In Merseyside, we have lost 40% of our firefighters, reduced Fire Appliances from 42 to 28, as well as back office and support service cuts. It’s not fair that once again, Merseyside is being hit hardest and the cuts need and must be challenged. It is time the Government looked at the impact their decisions are having.
On a lighter note, I have seen some fantastic work carried out by Service and Authority staff this year. It is incredible what you all achieve in the communities across Merseyside and the difference you all clearly make.
I would like to thank everyone who works for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority for all their hard work and effort this year.
I would also like to wish everyone at the Service and members of the Authority a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
BIKING BOOSTS CHARITY
Red Watch at Toxteth got on their bikes and raised more than £1,600 for the Newborn Appeal at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
They completed their C2C Bike Challenge this year and presented their fundraising amount to the Newborn Appeal at their station.
The Newborn Appeal was launched in April 1992 and has so far raised more than £1,600,000. It aims to purchase specialised equipment, support research to improve the quality of care for the tiny and delicate babies looked after in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and maintain a unique research programme, which places the care of the newborn on Merseyside at the forefront and adds to Liverpool's already excellent reputation for medical science.
Watch Manager Peter Owens, from Red Watch at Toxteth Community Fire Station, said: “It was over 140 miles from Whitehaven to South Shields with a couple of detours thrown in. To do it in one go was a great achievement and not a single puncture between us either. Not all the Watch could participate because of injuries but thanks should go to Firefighters Danny Heague and Paul Ellison who insisted we go ahead without them. Also thanks to Ex-Firefighter John Morris and Firefighter Damian Lewis for the back-up and help we had along the way.
“We chose the Newborn Appeal because we’ve all got families and appreciate the good work that goes on in the Women’s Hospital particularly with babies and mums that need that extra help.”
In total £1,668.75 was raised by Red Watch at Toxteth.
For more information on The Newborn Appeal go to:
www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/Our_Services/Neonatal/Fundraisi ng.aspx
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Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st October 2014 to 31st October 2014
Station Ground
All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
10 Kirkdale 11 City Centre 12 Kensington
10 10 14 12 20 20
14 5 2 1 12 5 13Allerton 6 6
12 3 21 1 8 2 4 3 43
14 Speke - Garston 15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
17 Belle Vale
9 5 14 10 5 18 15 5 24
13 8 2 16 7 2 21 11 4 13 6 1 13 4 1 20 10 4 26 11 2
Fires Fires
Fires Fires
Service
2 1 13 11 2 13 12 6 21 17 8 28
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22Heswall 522123 23 Upton 6 2 15 14 5 4 24WestKirby 103233
42 Kirkby
50 St Helens
51 Newton-Le-Willows 52 Eccleston
92 20 2032 74 31 2876 4 7 72
Grand Total 224 90 326
299 177 66
7 2
766 2
10881 2282 131282 32Formby 300022 33Southport 9510866 40 Huyton 859883 41Whiston 746540
25 Wallasey
30 Bootle & Netherton 31 Crosby
10 3 13 3 15 7
102 12 1153
During September 2014 FRS crews rescued 10 people from Road Traffic Collisions.
Red Watch at Toxteth present Jan Walton, Newborn Appeal appeal administrator, with a cheque after the fundraising. Photo supplied by watch Manager Peter Owens.


































































































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