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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Flipping Fun in Lichfield

09/03/2011

Lichfield Firefighters tried their chances in the pancake race in Lichfield yesterday at the Shrovetide Fair.

"Welephant, Blaze Bear and Stubby the cigarette also entered into the costume race and Welephant was almost victorious but dropped his pancake at the end!"

Risk Reduction Officer, James Hettihewa-Young

Welephant, Blaze Bear and Stubby the cigarette also entered into the costume race and Welephant was almost victorious but dropped his pancake at the end!

Stubby the cigarette helped to promote ‘No Smoking Day’ after collapsing during the race and requiring CPR from paramedics. Risk Reduction Officer, James Hettihewa-Young said: "The day was a bit of fun to help highlight cooking safety, especially when making pancakes as it is easy to become distracted and leave your pan unattended.

"We also used it as an opportunity to highlight smoking safety and hope that many people across Staffordshire will today be having a smoke-free day today or even better, quitting for good.
 
"People know the health risks of smoking but they shouldn’t underestimate the threats associated with smoking in the home if cigarettes aren’t extinguished properly. While property can be replaced a life cannot."