skip to content

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Safety Event at Three Spires Shopping Centre

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Lichfield Police are holding two safety events on the 9th and 16th of September at the Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield.

The events will focus on home and road safety and include distractions whilst driving and general fire safety in the home.

Carmel Warren, Community Safety Manager for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are working jointly with the police to raise awareness of home and road safety.

"We will be discussing general fire safety on the day, paying particular attention to electric blankets now that autumn is approaching and we will also be encouraging people to book their free Home Fire Risk Checks.

"Home Fire Risk Checks allow trained technicians to identify potential fire hazards in the home and if required, we can also fit smoke alarms free of charge."

Inspector Jared White, Commander of Lichfield neighbourhood policing team said: "Road safety is an important issue for families, and officers are hoping to get over some important messages to shoppers during these events.

"Too many drivers are still being stopped by police for using hand held mobile    phones or driving without a seat belt which puts them and other road users at serious risk.

"We also hope to talk to young drivers and their parents about the importance of driving carefully, using the roads responsibly and respecting other road users and pedestrians."

The events will run from 10am to 4pm on both days and the Three Spires Shopping Centre has allowed use of the units free of charge.  Lisa Prokopiou, Centre Manager at the Three Spires said: "We were more than happy to offer a vacant unit to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Lichfield Police, as they are promoting very important messages.

"Obviously the majority of our customers have responsibility at home and a lot will also drive, so the home and road safety advice applies to them and we’re only too happy to encourage safety in the car and at home."