Page 4 - HOT NEWS SEPTEMBER 2014
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From the Chair...
I would like to say thank you to all of the staff who work for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, from all areas of the Service, who took the time to complete the staff survey: Your Service, Your Voice.
I would also like to thank the representative bodies for their support of the survey, which will really help to give us an insight into what staff think and feel at this time in the face of the financial and operational challenges we face as we go forward.
The survey ran from June until July 28 and in total 776 members of staff completed the survey, giving an overall response rate of 67%. This is fantastic as the industry average for these sorts of surveys is 40%.
People Insight, our consultant for the survey, are in the process of analysing your responses and will be preparing reports and presentations for us to consider.
We hope that we will be in a position to share the details of this report from October onwards.
In other recent developments, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sara Lawton, the managing director of the Toxteth Fire Fit Hub. Sara has been awarded “Merseyside Woman of the Year 2014” for her brilliant work and commitment at the Hub, which opened its doors last year.
It is a fantastic facility which is really making a difference in the community where it’s located and to the lives of young people across Liverpool.
A road safety campaign took place throughout the summer across the Liverpool district.
On August 8, firefighters staged two car rescue demonstrations where the public got to see the special hydraulic equipment used by the Service.
Staff from ODEON Liverpool were also at the event as they have been helping to highlight fire and rescue safety messages as the film Disney's Planes 2: Fire and Rescue started to be shown at the cinema on August 8. Safety messages from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service have also been shown at ODEON Liverpool ahead of screenings of Disney's
Planes 2: Fire and Rescue throughout August.
A road safety event was also staged in a supermarket car park in Hunts Cross on Friday, August 22, and saw firefighters using their hydraulic cutting equipment to remove a car roof to show how we help paramedics to move people following collisions where spinal or neck injuries are suspected or confirmed.
As part of the summer campaign by our Service, cyclists are urged to be seen and be safe by wearing high-visibility clothing and a helmet, aimed at reducing head injuries by absorbing the impact.
Pedestrians are urged to look out, listen and be aware and motorcyclists are also advised to ensure they stay hydrated, particularly during the summer, as dehydration can affect concentration and reaction times.
SENSE
All drivers are advised not to get distracted while driving and not to use a mobile to text or call. Reaction times for drivers using a phone are around 50% slower than normal. It may only take a split second lapse in concentration to cause a crash.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service supports the 20 Effect, encouraging lower speeds in residential areas of Liverpool. The Service is also carrying out work, including visits to schools, as part on ongoing work in support of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety.
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Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st July 2014 to 31st July 2014.
Station Ground
All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
10 Kirkdale 11 City Centre 12 Kensington
19 16 9 3 27 22
15 2 19 0 12 2
16 3 8 2 13 5 13Allerton 7 3
9 9 73
14 Speke - Garston 15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
17 Belle Vale
4 0 21
18 8 2 13 7 1 22 18 6 10 6 1 11 6 1 24 8 2 25 20 3 14 8 1
Fires Fires
Fires Fires
Service
5 2 14 12 3 22 2 1 11 9 1 14 5 2 25 13 4 28 3 2 20
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22Heswall 202251 23 Upton 11312962 24WestKirby 316450
25 Wallasey 12 6 19
30 Bootle & Netherton 8 6 25
31 Crosby 13 8 24
32Formby 626620 33Southport 8596140
40 Huyton 11 2 25 41 Whiston 2 2 15 42 Kirkby 4 1 15 50 St Helens 16 6 22 51 Newton-Le-Willows 7 3 8 52 Eccleston 5 2 18
19 70 14 21 14 73 20 94
Grand Total 205 75 425
363 231 41
There have been 4 people rescued from ADFs and 6 people rescued from RTCs.
16 12 0 20 6 1 20 11 3
8 51 18 61
Firefighters, Advocate Rachel Renshaw and ODEON Liverpool staff at the road safety event at Liverpool ONE. Photo: Lyndsay Young.


































































































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