Tuesday, 19 August 2014

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service "Text Tales" campaign serves as a reminder to stay safe this Summer.

A new campaign by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) has launched, urging the public to remain vigilant and alert this summer, in order to stay safe and reduce the number of preventable fires and road accidents that the Fire Service attends.

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive Des Prichard said: “The Summer months are well and truly upon us, with the public taking holiday road trips and enjoying time outside in the sun. The recent Fire Brigades Union strike over the pension dispute with Government meant we had a smaller fire crew on duty for its duration. It was therefore important for us to call upon businesses and communities to stay safe during that time to allow us to focus our attention on calls for support to life threatening incidents. The public responded well and we want them to keep up the good work, and keep an eye on friends and loved ones to ensure safety does come first.”

The ESFRS “Text Tales” campaign is hoping to catch the attention of the higher risk audiences within East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove. It focuses on the higher incidences of fire hazards; motorbike accidents, BBQ and cooking fires and how to prevent them. A series of posters has been created that can be printed out and put up in businesses, pubs, clubs, cafes, shops and blocks of flats to help spread the safety messages.

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Additional safety advice can be found at www.esfrs.org

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