Cheshire's community contribution.(Cheshire Fire Service profile)

Cheshire's ethos of helping to create sustainable communities is underpinned by its outstanding track record in community cohesion through Princes Trust and the Cadets and exemplified by its award of Beacon Council status. A community-focused modernised Fire and Rescue Service therefore provides the service with the opportunity to take forward more multi-agency partnership initiatives

Cheshire Fire Authority provides fire and rescue services to the communities of Cheshire, Warrington and Halton, covering an area of 232,000 hectares with a resident population of approximately one million. The risk profile of the county embraces the widest spectrum of risks to reflect the mixed economy of the area. Large towns sit side by side with rural/agrarian activities and side by side with the chemical and petrochemical industry spread over a wide area (Cheshire has the second highest number of COMAH sites in the UK). Despite the common perception, Cheshire has more than its share of communities vulnerable to fires and other emergencies because of the risk of social exclusion. …

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