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Uttoxeter firefighters soap up for charity

10/11/2015

Firefighters from Uttoxeter Community Fire Station will be getting in a lather when they hold a charity car wash on Saturday, November 14.

“Motorists in the town are always really supportive of The Fire Fighters Charity. The car wash is also a great way to raise fire safety awareness and highlight our free Home Fire Risk Check."

Station Manager Toby Wilson


Members of the crew will be rolling up their sleeves from 10am to 2pm and soaping their sponges in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity which supports serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

They will be joined by Uttoxeter Knights social club which raised money for a defibrillator at the community fire station earlier this year and will raise further funds for additional life-saving equipment in the town.

Motorists can get their car washed and take home some life-saving tips in return for a donation. The crew will not only give your car a shine but give out fire safety advice as they increase awareness of the Service’s free Home Fire Risk Check.

Station Manager Toby Wilson said: “Motorists in the town are always really supportive of The Fire Fighters Charity. The car wash is also a great way to raise fire safety awareness and highlight our free Home Fire Risk Check. These free checks take a short amount of time to carry out and firefighters will fit smoke alarms if needed.

“These life-saving measures will give you the precious extra minutes needed to evacuate your home in the case of a fire. Drivers can also sign up any elderly relatives they feel would benefit from the checks.”

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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