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From the Chair...
Our fantastic Fire Fit programme has been featured as an example in a new publication by the International Olympic Committee.
The case study is included in the “Get Moving” toolkit on the website for the International Olympic Committee. It is just one of 40 from across the globe to be mentioned in the report.
Fire Fit expands the role of the fire and rescue service in Merseyside beyond its traditional boundaries in order to make the local community safer, stronger and healthier through the promotion of sport and physical activity.
The report mentions Fire Fit Schools engaging with more than 400 10-year-olds in 2014 in addition to our engagement at the Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in which over 1,000 young people hold memberships.
The Fire Fit programme also develops community cohesion and aims to reduce the level of inequality in disadvantaged communities in order to make them safer, stronger and healthier places.
I wanted to highlight this new publication and thank you all for your continued support and development of Fire Fit Schools, the Fire Fit Active Challenge, Fire Fit Communities, Fire Fit Cage Soccer and of course the work undertaken at the Fire Fit Hub. It is a fantastic programme that continues to lead the way and something we should all be proud of,
as I am.
The report can be found at:
A group of Fire Cadets attended a healthy eating session recently as part of the Youth United and Fire Cadets School programme in Merseyside.
The 16 Fire Cadets were from Archbishop Blanch School in Kensington, Liverpool. They visited the Tesco store in Toxteth to take part in a healthy eating session which included a tour of the store, understanding where our food comes from, fruit tasting, fruit art and how food is stored
Karen Metcalf, Youth Manager at our Service, said: “The cadets had a great time, which shows that learning about healthy eating can be fun and engaging. We run Fire Cadet groups at community fire stations across Merseyside including Formby Community Fire Station, Croxteth Community Fire Station and St Helens Community Fire Station.”
The cadets visited the supermarket in February.
The Fire Cadets School Programme started in November 2014 and consists of a unit at Formby Community Fire Station, with pupils from Formby High School, and Toxteth Community Fire Station, with pupils from Archbishop Blanch School. Fire Cadets take part in a national cadet scheme which involves learning about the fire and rescue service, including seeing Fire Control
and meeting guest speakers from various departments and participating in numerous firefighting drills, community projects, residential and community engagement.
There are 19 students attending Formby Fire Cadets and 18 attending Toxteth Cadets.
Students on the programme will work towards a BTEC Level 2 in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community.
Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st January 2015 to 31st January 2015
Station Ground
All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
110 Kirkdale
11 City Centre
12 Kensington
13Allerton 4
Fires Fires
Fires Fires Service
14 3
11 2 7 12 8 8
2 4 5 0 9 7 1 8
5 8 3 9 7
12 3 81 33 44 62 85
14 Speke - Garston
15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
17BelleVale 6310951
14 7
10 10
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22Heswall 440020 23Upton 324446 24WestKirby 001001
42 Kirkby
50 St Helens
51 Newton-Le-Willows 52 Eccleston
Grand Total
66 6654 93 14 13 102 42 6520 64 121132
10 4 11 7 17 6
22 109 14 11
4 2 9 1 6 0 5 2
1 1
25 Wallasey
30 Bootle & Netherton
31 Crosby
32Formby 001013 33Southport 1684192 40 Huyton 323330 41Whiston 934261
13588124 524342 937631
199 88 179 153 140 55
During January 2015, MF&RS crews rescued nine people from Road Traffic Collisions and nine people from Accidental Dwelling Fires
The Fire Cadets during their healthy eating visit to Tesco. Photo supplied by Karen Metcalf, Youth Manager.

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