Firefighters to advise on community safety at County Show

A chance to learn about community safety, and also learn about on-call recruitment opportunities at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be just some of the opportunities on offer at the Staffordshire County Show.

The service will attend this year’s show on Wednesday and Thursday (1/2 June) where attendees will get an opportunity to meet firefighters and staff who serve communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Held at the Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will have their own stand where firefighters will be offering advice and information to the community on fire safety, including regular smoke alarm testing and raising awareness of the Living Alone campaign.

Around the campaign, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be offering fire safety advice on a range of topics in an attempt to reduce the number of incidents involving people who live alone.

People who live alone are nearly four times more likely to die or be seriously injured in a fire.

There will be opportunities for attendees to find out more about on-call recruitment, take a look around a Rosenbauer fire engine and even a participate in a ‘just for fun’ competition to see how quickly they can get fire kit on.

For the kids, Welephant the mascot will be making appearances throughout the two days, a chance to take part in a Wele treasure hunt competition to win a goody bag, and an opportunity to sign up to The Welephant Club.

The club is targeted at those aged between four-years-old and eight-years-old to learn about fire safety.

Our colleagues at Staffordshire Police will also be attending the show.

Rob Barber, Chief Fire Officer at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We’re really looking forward to being at the Staffordshire County Show to give the public an insight into what we do.

“There will be the opportunity to find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter with officers on hand to provide information and encourage those who have never considered the role to find out more.

 “We’re also thrilled to be at the show to remind communities of how to keep safe in their homes and test their smoke alarms so that we hopefully continue to reduce the number of instances of house fires across the county.”

To find out more about the County Show, visit: Staffordshire County Showground | Home (staffscountyshowground.co.uk)

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