Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service seeks new recruits | Knutsford Times

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service seeks new recruits

By on July 12, 2018


If you’re passionate about changing lives in your community, and want to contribute to saving lives by reducing the risk of incidents, then being a firefighter could be the role for you.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are actively involved in their communities, carrying out prevention work to reduce the chance of fires happening in the first place, delivering road safety campaigns to reduce the number of road traffic collisions and working closely with young people through programmes such as The Prince’s Trust Team, Fire Cadets and Respect courses, as well as fighting fires and attending incidents.

For anyone considering a career as a firefighter Cheshire Fire and Rescue have set up events to enable people to try out the practical tests, speak to serving firefighters and learn more about the application process:

  • Thursday 12 July from 3pm – 7.30pm at Crewe Fire Station, Crewe Road CW1 6DS
  • Friday 20 July from 11am – 3pm at Warrington Fire Station, Winwick Road WA2 8HH
  • Thursday 26 July from 1pm – 7pm at Chester Fire Station, St Anne Street CH1 2HP
  • Thursday 2 August from 1pm – 7pm at Ellesmere Port Fire Station, Wellington Road CH65 0EZ
  • Friday 3rd August from 1pm – 7pm at Winsford Fire Station, Sadler Road CW7 2BN

It’s not necessary to register, just turn up within the published times and allow around an hour and a half to get the best out of the event.  The team suggest that attendees wear something comfortable as protective clothing will be supplied.

The initial stages of the recruitment process will be undertaken online. The process will be made available on the Service’s website – – from 10:00am on Wednesday 18 July 2018, closing at 10:00am on Friday 27 July 2018.

“The organisation is looking to recruit a new cohort of wholetime firefighters,” explained Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin.  “Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has transformed in recent years to become one of the best performing and innovative fire and rescue services in the country, acknowledged by many awards and accolades.

“Our vision is a simple one, to be an outstanding Service where there are no deaths, injuries or damage from fires or other emergencies and we are looking for men and women with a wholehearted commitment and willingness to work hard as part of a team.

“The application process is designed to give everyone, irrespective of their professional or personal background, an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to be a firefighter.

“The heightened emphasis placed on fire safety and prevention in recent years has not only reduced fires within our communities, but has also dramatically changed the role of the modern day fire fighter.  I would therefore urge anyone who wants to make a difference within their communities and to change and save lives, to come and talk to us or contact us via the website.” continued Mark.


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Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email

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