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Out of the Ashes : Stories from Lancashire

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Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service's first podcast series. We talk to people who have had life-changing experiences that brought them together with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. They tell the often unseen side of emergencies and their stories could save your life.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service's first podcast series. We talk to people who have had life-changing experiences that brought them together with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. They tell the often unseen side of emergencies and their stories could save your life.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 4: International Men's Day 2023

11/17/2023
In episode four, we speak to Station Manager James Crouan, Firefighters Gary Fernandez and Davey Byers, and our Safety, Health and Wellbeing Advisor Bekki Ford ahead of International Men's Day 2023 (19 November 2023). This day is all about making a positive difference to the well-being and lives of men and boys. The episode explores each colleague's story and things that helped them, the stigmas they have found around men's mental health and it provides examples on how you can help and support those people around you who may be struggling. (Please note, We are not medical experts. Our colleagues are sharing their own experiences and stories). Links to Websites/Resources discussed in the episode: uk.movember.com giveusashout.orghubofhope.co.uk Work Support: firefighterscharity.org.uk0300 373 0896And remember if you liked our episode, please like and subscribe and let’s make Lancashire safer together.

Duration:00:28:32

Episode 3: Over £100k damage from a £2 disposable BBQ, are they worth it?

7/27/2023
In episode three, we talk to Paul O’Brien who shares his story of a devastating house fire which began from a seemingly innocent disposable bbq which he placed into a wheelie bin after a day of celebrations back in 2021. The waste from these items can remain hot enough to cause a fire for far longer than people realise. For Paul a £2 disposable bbq caused over £100k of damage and placed him and his family into temporary housing for 2 years. Together with Paul, we would like to raise the awareness of the dangers these items can pose and how the safe disposal of the hot waste is extremely important. If in any doubt, always douse a disposable bbq with water or tip it into a metal container in a safe place and ensure the contents are fully extinguished before ultimately disposing of it. For more information about barbecues and chimenea safety, please head to our website on www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/bbq Paul also reflects on his new venture as an on-call firefighter at Lytham and provides an exclusive insight into how his family have found this new role following their house fire, his emotions at his first incident and how it feels to protect his local community. If you would like to know more about becoming an on-call firefighter visit www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/oncall And remember if you liked our episode, please like and subscribe and let’s make Lancashire safer together.

Duration:00:22:37

Episode 2: Igniting conversations about wildfires

7/13/2023
Get ready to listen to our next installment of Out of the Ashes: Stories from Lancashire. In episode two, join us as we delve deep into the flames that burn over and underground with one of our wildfire experts, Station Manager Rob Harvey. Rob shares his valuable knowledge and first- hand experience of scorching wildfires. We explore how in hot and dry conditions BBQs, campfires and cigarettes can quickly ignite and spread. As a fire and rescue service, we are now more prepared than ever before to extinguish wildfires with our recent investments in new equipment and resources but ultimately we want people to understand the risks associated with disposable barbecues and naked flames on any type of open grassland and the extensive damage and devastation they cause. This time of the year is when we see an increase of calls for moorland and grass fires and with the warm and dry weather set to continue over this summer, we want everyone to take extra care and look after Lancashire. And remember if you liked our episode, please like and subscribe and let’s make Lancashire safer together.

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 1: Community first responder helps save the life of Leyland resident

7/10/2023
In our first episode, we speak to a woman whose heart stopped beating and the community first responder who, along with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) crew, saved her life. Diane Fenton went into cardiac arrest at her home in Leyland in January 2023. Her husband immediately dialled 999 and began chest compressions, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s first ever community first responder, Andy Dow, was the first to arrive on scene. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is running a trial involving non-operational staff volunteering as community first responders from the workplace, supporting North West Ambulance Service. Community first responders are trained to provide life-saving treatment to patients in the vital first few minutes of an emergency until ambulance crews arrive. If you’re interested in becoming a Community First Responders (CFR), you can send your name and address to CFR.recruitment@nwas.nhs.uk to find out if NWAS are looking for volunteers in your community. And remember if you liked our episode, please like and subscribe and let’s make Lancashire safer together.

Duration:00:18:14