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Your Service – Your Voice
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service care about the views and opinions of its staff and wants to gain the views of all staff as part of a survey this year.
There has been significant change over recent years at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and the short staff survey, which will be sent out during June, aims to get your views and opinions on how we are responding to the resulting change as a Service.
The Service is striving to be the best employer it can be, with employees that feel valued and, most importantly, listened to, as well as offering a first class service to Merseyside.
The Service wants to be responsive to your needs as a member of staff as well as those of the community.
More information will be provided to staff on the survey in due course. Make your voice heard.
From the Chair...
North West Fire & Rescue Forum
I have recently been appointed as the Chair of the newly formed North West Fire & Rescue Forum, which replaces what was the North West Partnership Board.
It is my hope and aim that this appointment will help with our continuing lobbying against further cuts to the budgets for fire and rescue services. This forum will outline a political lobbying strategy on behalf of the North West Region Fire & Rescue Service.
Tyre Safety
In other recent developments, all the Fire Authority members voted to support a campaign for a change in laws to help make roads and road users safer.
The move follows a crash in September 2012 that left three dead, including two from Liverpool, and involved a coach bound for Liverpool carrying people travelling back from a music festival on the Isle of Wight.
We know our firefighters and other staff carry out work with people across Merseyside each year to highlight road safety, including firefighters delivering the safety presentation called Suddenly From Nowhere in schools, but we wanted to raise awareness particularly about tyre safety.
The laws surrounding tyres and their age needs to be changed and as an Authority we are supporting a campaign by the mother of a teenager who died, to help make roads safer. The campaign calls for a change in UK law to ban the use of tyres older than six years on commercial vehicles.
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Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st April 2014 to 30th April 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
17 Belle Vale
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22 Heswall 2 0 23 Upton 12 5 24 West Kirby 5 2
25 Wallasey
30 Bootle & Netherton
31 Crosby
32 Formby
33 Southport
40 Huyton
41 Whiston
42 Kirkby
50 St Helens
51 Newton-Le-Willows
52 Eccleston 9 4
31 13 22
Fires Fires
Fires Fires Service
11 2 3 0 8 3 4 2 9 3 6 3
30 28 11 1 10 9 8 0 27 26 8 1
14 6 2 1 7 2
5 5 7 1 15 14 11 0 10 9 1 1 37 36 10 3 17 16 2 0 13 13 6 0 27 27 6 1 36 35 15 2 23 18 5 3
10 5 15 7 3 1
16 8 8 2 13 7 5 1 7 3
5 1 17 2 0 16 9 3 26
17 4 0 16 4 0 26 9 2 40 6 6 12 3 2
21 7 46 3 1 13
Grand Total 209 79 500 458 170 45
During April there were 8 rescues from Accidental Dwelling Fires and 7 from Road Traffic
4 4 2 0 37 35 7 3 8 6 3 2
29 7 2 9 4 8 17 9 3 2 2 4 2 9 5 17 1
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