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Firefighters to visit Stoke Pride

07/08/2014

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Firefighters will be visiting the popular Stoke Pride celebrations on Saturday to give out top tips on how to stay safe.

"Stoke Pride is a really fun event and attracts visitors from across the county. It is a great chance for people to meet our crews, find out more about safety in the home and on the roads as well as taking away general information about what the Service does." 

Equality and Diversity Manager Diane Dunlevey

Crews from the north of the county, including the Targeted Response Vehicle from Hanley, will be attending the event.

The annual parade at Northwood Park in Stoke-on-Trent is free to attend.

The fire and rescue service will be encouraging revellers to ‘Push the Button’ on a regular basis to ensure that their smoke alarms are in good working order.

Anyone that signs up for an email reminder will be given a free glow stick.

Crews will also be giving out potentially life-saving advice about home and road safety.

Equality and Diversity Manager Diane Dunlevey said: “Stoke Pride is a really fun event and attracts visitors from across the county. It is a great chance for people to meet our crews, find out more about safety in the home and on the roads as well as taking away general information about what the Service does.

“We will also be encouraging people to sign up to ‘Push the Button’ email reminders to ensure that they test their smoke alarms regularly. It only takes a few minutes to do but could literally save your life.”

To receive a weekly reminder, people simply need to input their email address into the following webpage - http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/pushthebutton.asp  - and they will automatically be sent a message.

The scheme takes just seconds to join and could have life-saving consequences. Research shows that people are four times more likely to die in a fire at home if they don’t have any working smoke alarms.