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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters get in a lather for charity

30/09/2015

Firefighters from Ipstones Fire Station will be getting in a lather when they hold a charity car wash on Saturday October 10, 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

“The car wash is a great way to highlight our free Home Fire Risk Check. These checks save lives and I cannot stress strongly enough their importance when it comes to preventative measures that really do save lives.

Group Manager Paul Shaw

The crew will be rolling up their sleeves and soaping their sponges to give motorists a gleaming car in return for a donation to the Fire Fighters Charity, which supports serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

The crew will also give out fire safety advice as they increase awareness of the Service’s Free Home Fire Risk Check, ensuring motorists leave armed with life-saving information.

Group Manager Paul Shaw said: “The car wash is a great way to highlight our free Home Fire Risk Check. These checks save lives and I cannot stress strongly enough their importance when it comes to preventative measures that really do save lives. Drivers can also sign up any elderly relatives they feel would benefit from the checks, all whilst supporting the Fire Fighters charity.”

For all non-emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills. In an emergency dial 999.

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Photo Opportunity – Photographers are invited to take photographs of the firefighters in action from 9.30am until 12.30pm at Ipstones Fire Station on Saturday October 10.

Notes to editor - The Fire Fighters Charity is the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families. It costs £9 million a year to keep the charity running and with no government funding they are completely reliant on the generosity and support from the public.