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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Twitter account launched to warn and inform in the east

21/03/2016

A new twitter account which aims to keep the communities of East Staffordshire warned and informed has gone live.

"This new twitter account, which is specifically aimed at people living in the east of the county, is an extension of the work we are already doing and will be a great tool for engaging with residents. It gives people the chance to take part in a two-way conversation with the Service as well as giving us a platform to promote our safety advice, events and campaigns. I would urge people to sign up to the account – you never know, the information featured could save your life."

Tamworth Community Safety Officer Chris Jenkins

Members of the Eastern Service Delivery Group will use the social media site to put out potentially life-saving messages, promote local safety events and retweet posts from partner agencies. Residents are being urged to sign up to the twitter account – the address is @StaffsFireEP.

Tamworth Community Safety Officer Chris Jenkins, who is running the account, said: "Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service strongly believes that prevention is far better and cheaper than cure and, thanks to that ethos, the number of incidents we have attended has plummeted by approximately 33 per cent in the past six years. This is in no small way due to the increased level of proactive fire safety work that we have carried out in our communities, at local schools, lunch clubs and church groups to name but a few.

"This new twitter account, which is specifically aimed at people living in the east of the county, is an extension of the work we are already doing and will be a great tool for engaging with residents. It gives people the chance to take part in a two-way conversation with the Service as well as giving us a platform to promote our safety advice, events and campaigns. I would urge people to sign up to the account – you never know, the information featured could save your life."