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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Event to drive home road safety message

03/10/2014

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Firefighters will demonstrate extrication techniques when a simulated road traffic collision is set up at a safety event.

"With the winter weather on its way, we are keen to talk to people about road safety to make them aware of the potential risks and how to avoid them. While the session is aimed at all motorists and anyone who would like general safety advice, certain aspects have been tailored to older people, including the community nurses who will be able to speak to visitors about the possible side effects of some medication and how it can affect the ability to drive safely." 

Mick Warrilow - Community Safety Officer at the Service

The crew from Hanley will be driving home potentially life-saving messages during the session at the community fire station on Lower Bethesda Street.

Visitors will be able to talk to firefighters about road and home safety, particularly relating to the winter.

They can also book free Home Fire Risk Checks during the event which will take place from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Tuesday, October 7.

Community nurses will be on hand to give out information about driving while taking medication and will talk about general health and fitness.

The police will be giving road safety advice and Kwik Fit will be checking vehicle tyres and fluid levels as well as offering people the chance to win £30 off an MOT as part of a free prize draw.

Community Safety Officer at the Service Mick Warrilow said: "With the winter weather on its way, we are keen to talk to people about road safety to make them aware of the potential risks and how to avoid them.

"While the session is aimed at all motorists and anyone who would like general safety advice, certain aspects have been tailored to older people, including the community nurses who will be able to speak to visitors about the possible side effects of some medication and how it can affect the ability to drive safely.

"There will be lots going on throughout the day, ranging from the firefighters’ casualty extrication simulation to vehicle safety checks and advice from the police."