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|Established||1 April 1948|
|Facilities and equipment|
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the English county of Cheshire, consisting of the unitary authorities of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington. It operates 29 fire stations. The service is led by the Chief Fire Officer, Mark Cashin, and the Service Management Team. It is managed by the Cheshire Fire Authority, which is composed of councillors from the local communities of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. They make decisions on issues such as policy, finance and resources.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service employs over 980 staff and looks after a population of 984,300 people spread across an area of 2,334 km2 (901 square miles). It has 28 fire stations and a headquarters in Winsford. The region features several large urban areas such as Warrington and Chester, an extensive transport infrastructure and one of the highest concentrations of petrochemical industries in the country. It is in close proximity to two major airports: Manchester and Liverpool.
The service responds to emergency incidents - known as Emergency Response (ER) across the four unitary council areas of:
- Cheshire East
- Cheshire West and Chester
A total of 28 fire stations are strategically sited throughout the county. These are broken down as:
- Seven wholetime-only shift fire stations crewed 24/7
- Two wholetime shift fire stations crewed 24/7, with an additional on-call crew
- Six day-crewed stations (three nucleus) crewed during the day and by on-call staff at night
- 13 stations crewed by on-call personnel 24/7
- "New Fire Chief announced for Cheshire". cheshirefire.gov.uk.
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