On Wednesday 5th February, the IFE Cheshire Group held their Lecturette Competition final at Safety Central.
The finalists included Watch Manager Simon Burch, Watch Manager Matthew Cullen, Watch Manager Steve Fenwick and Technical Fire Safety Officer, Jean Parr who all took to the stage to deliver their presentations to service colleagues and guests.
The event was a great success, with the audience both entertained and educated on a variety of fire related subjects including fire safety around fetes and fairs, fire safety in high rise buildings, reading smoke and controlled ventilation and thermal imaging.
While all of the finalists produced great presentations, Matt Cullen, Watch Manager in Operational Training Group was crowned the winner with his presentation on reading smoke and controlled ventilation. Matt went home with the winners IFE paperweight and a £200 gift voucher.
Second prize went to Steve Fenwick, Watch Manager in Operational Policy and Assurance, who received a £100 gift voucher and an IFE paperweight.
Third prize was awarded to Simon Burch, Watch Manager in Protection, who received a £50 gift voucher and an IFE paperweight.
Matt Cullen will have the opportunity to represent Cheshire at the North Western Branch Regional IFE Lecturette Competition later this year, where he will go head to head with representatives from Fire Services in the North West.