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From the Chair...
I would like to highlight a great piece of work that has been undertaken by staff in the Service and to thank all of those involved.
Last year an appeal was made across the Service and through the Hot News magazine for volunteers to become Critical Incident De-briefers. This system was then introduced in July last year.
Since its introduction 22 critical incidents as
a result of operational incidents have been declared, three of which led to critical incident debriefs being carried out. It’s a fantastic piece of work that has been embraced by staff and representative bodies.
Critical Incident de-briefing is a form of crisis intervention that de-briefers have used with groups of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority staff who have together experienced a potentially distressing event. The procedure is called Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
A critical incident is an event that is either unusual or extraordinary, and has the potential to promote significant reactions in both an individual or a group, or, a more routine incident that may have an unusually strong impact on those involved.
More information on the CISM and those who have been trained to provide this can be found on the staff Portal under Occupational Health Services at: intranetportal/sites/pod/occupationalhealth/ Wiki%20Pages/Meet%20the%20CISM%20Tea ms.aspx
Firefighters and fire prevention staff visited over 300 homes in Anfield and Walton after a woman’s body was found at a property where there had been a fire.
Nine fire appliances were deployed to the area where staff visited homes along 11 roads in a day-long reassurance campaign.
They carried out 93 Home Fire Safety Checks, offered fire safety advice to residents, delivered fire safety leaflets and gave advice on smoke alarms.
It followed a fire at a property in Vanbrugh Crescent in Walton. MF&RS was contacted by police at 2.28pm on Monday, April 7, after a report a fire had taken place at the property.
The body of a woman had been found at the property before firefighters were called.
When firefighters arrived the fire had already extinguished.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing but it appears, at this stage, that the fire involved an armchair at the property. At this moment the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
Group Manager Richie Davis, Liverpool District Manager who is also pictured on the left, said: “It is extremely sad that there has been a death in this community and our condolences go out to the woman’s family.
“Our staff visited over 300 properties with the aim of helping people to be more aware of fire safety in their homes. It is hoped that through this work we can help prevent further fires in the area.”
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Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st March 2014 to 31st March 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
23 Upton
24 West Kirby
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
11 6 9 3 17 9 5 4 5 1 8 2 8 4 10 2
22 17 8 4 21 18 4 4 14 14 9 8 20 19 7 6
Fires Fires
Fires Fires
Service
4 1 17 16 13 5 22 22 23 10 22 19
5 0 15 12
5 2 5 2 3 3 8 1 8 4
1 1 16 14 4 2 21 19 9 9 23 19 2 0 9 6 11 10 7 7
15 7 1 1 3 2 6 2 2 1 9 3 4 1 2 1 4 2
21 38 10
Grand Total 193 79 359 311 135 54
During March there were 0 rescues from Accidental Dwelling Fires and 13 from Road Traffic
6 6
3 0
4 2 17 1 6 4
4 1
5 7
7 2 7 3 5 3
3 0
4 4
17 2 2 5
2 2
3 2
2 0 11 0 5 0 5 3 1 1 3 1 3 2 2 2 17 4 1 34 8 5 8 2 1
ON THE ROAD
Photo by Lyndsay Young.
MF&RS staff and firefighters with a representative from Plus Dane Group housing association and Anfield ward councillor Ian Francis at the reassurance campaign.


































































































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