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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

V Festival Free From Major Fire Incidents

22/08/2011

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has praised festival goers for taking heed of the recommended fire safety guidance over the weekend.

"The event as a whole went well and our work with the festival promoters and other agencies involved has obviously paid off."

Risk Reduction Manager, Alan McEntire

The Service attended minor incidents only during the festival weekend and no additional resources, other than the ones on site, were required to attend any incidents.

Risk Reduction Manager, Alan McEntire said: "We had a number of minor incidents over the three days including rubbish fires, a few tents and small BBQ fires. Given that there were over 90,000 people at the event, it was a very small number of incidents.

"We had around 50 firefighters and 10 officers on rotation over the four days providing on site response to incidents and multi agency co-ordination within event control at all times.

"The event as a whole went well and our work with the festival promoters and other agencies involved has obviously paid off.  We will still however continue to work together in identifying any improvements to make next year’s, and future, events even safer."