Friday, 8 August 2014

Stay safe in the Summer sun and remain vigilant as further Fire Brigades Union strikes are announced.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to take care during the Summer months, as the sun shines, the heat builds and they head off on their summer holidays. This advice comes in advance of the strikes that will take place over the next eight days, starting tomorrow, Saturday 9th August until Saturday 15th August, between 12pm - 2pm and 22:59 - 23:59. The strike action is the latest in a series of walkouts in the national dispute over pensions.

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive Des Prichard aid “Contingency crews will be on duty to respond to life threatening incidents, but we are asking the public to assist us during this time of reduced cover. Simple, practical steps can be taken to ensure we all remain safe in the sun. Taking care when barbequing, staying focussed and alert while driving and biking, and checking all electrical items in your property are turned off before you head off on your Summer holidays should be second nature, but it is worth us repeating these messages to help our communities stay protected”.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service “Text Tales” campaign is hoping to catch the attention of the higher risk audiences within East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove. Focussing on the higher incidences of fire hazards; road traffic collisions, cooking fires and overloaded electrical sockets and faulty electrical appliances and how to prevent them, it is hoped that the public will help spread these safety messages ahead of the forthcoming strike action. A series of posters have been created that can be printed out and put up in businesses, pubs, clubs, cafes, shops and blocks of flats.

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