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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters Hold Health Walks

If you would like to take a walk with firefighters then this Thursday is your chance to do just that!

"The walks are part of a local scheme to help encourage people to walk more. We will be walking at an easy, leisurely pace because it is about having fun and exercising."

Watch Manager, Chris Hughes

Firefighters from Rising Brook Community Fire Station will be leading a health walk from the station this Thursday at 2.00pm. Anyone wanting to join the firefighters will need to fill in a short health registration form, wear comfy shoes and bring a lightweight coat with them.

The walk will be approximately 50 minutes long and it is totally free to join. The walks will be a regular event each week at the same time each week as part of the Stafford Borough Council’s ‘Walking for Health’ scheme.

Watch Manager, Chris Hughes said: "The walks are part of a local scheme to help encourage people to walk more. We will be walking at an easy, leisurely pace because it is about having fun and exercising, it isn’t a competition so everyone is encouraged to walk at their own, comfortable pace.

"We are intending on being back at the station for 3.00pm to allow any parents who wish to join us enough time to collect their from school children afterwards. Parents with pushchairs are also welcome to join us as the walks are open to all ages."

Councillor Stan Highfield, cabinet member for environment and health, said: "It is great to see the firefighters getting involved in this initiative. Walking is not only a great way of getting from A to B easily and economically, it is good for the environment and your health."