Monday, 9 September 2013

Chip pan demo outside Morrisons is a huge success

Hastings firefighters showered Morrisons shoppers with safety advice and frozen chips, courtesy of the
superstore, as the rain came down.

Last Friday (6th September) crews pitched up outside the store to carry out a chip pan fire demonstration for the public and to promote the benefits of using frozen oven chips, as opposed to frying.

The event was hailed a huge success and allowed East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service to meet with around 100 people, including some of the most vulnerable members of the community, in the hope of reducing the number of kitchen fires in the town.

Statistics show that more that 72% of Accidental Dwelling Fires involve cooking and ESFRS attended sixteen incidents in August alone within the town. Many of these fires were caused by cooking being left unattended and people becoming distracted.

Morrisons kindly donated bags of frozen chips to be handed out to the public which greatly boosted the success rate of conveying important messages to shoppers.

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