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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue - Health and Safety Update

3 July 2018 (by admin)

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue have asked us to share this health and safety information with all pupils during this period of hot, dry weather.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to communicate to young people how to stay safe during the warm weather we are currently experiencing. We would like to remind all children of the risks of setting grass fires and swimming in open water. It is important to remember that:

Deliberately setting grass fires is a crime.  It could result in a prison sentence or a £5000 fine.

Grass fires are very dangerous as they can quickly spread and get out of control. Deliberate grass fires can also put both firefighters and members of the public at needless risk of injury.

When enjoying the outdoors put rubbish in a nearby bin or take it home.

Open water can be dangerous. There may be unseen dangers including the risk of waterborne disease. Cold water shock can kill within one minute of being in the water. Only swim at life guarded pools

More safety information can be found on our website at www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk and we are also on Facebook ‘Staffordshires Fire and Rescue’ and Twitter ‘@Staffsfire’.

Please help to keep your children safe by sharing this information with them. It is really important that they enjoy the summer safely.