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Fire service’s week of action for a safe and fun Christmas

Swindon Advertiser: From left, Chris Davis, Dave Adamson, Helen Mueller, Denise Holmes, Dotty Avenell and station manager Kit Watson Buy this photo From left, Chris Davis, Dave Adamson, Helen Mueller, Denise Holmes, Dotty Avenell and station manager Kit Watson

A WEEK of action by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has come to an end.

In the past week, the service focused on a variety of safety messages relevant to the festive season, and held events in the town.

A fire engine and the fire safety display was at the Orbital shopping centre on December 6, with firefighters and other staff on hand to talk to people about keeping their homes safe.

The week of action finished on Friday, with a crashed car display in the Hooper’s Place car park, Old Town, to drive home the message of not drinking and driving during the Christmas period.

Group manager Ian Jeary said: “The build-up to Christmas is always a concern for us – we have to make sure that shops are safe despite the extra stock, licenced premises are always a lot busier and the risk of drink-driving is greater.

“This is the first time that we’ve gone out into the community in this way, and I’m hoping that we have got our safety messages across to a wide range of people over the week. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.”

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12:51pm Mon 10 Dec 12

stu2010 says...

These labourers with ladders always have a knack of stating the bleedin obvious!!!
These labourers with ladders always have a knack of stating the bleedin obvious!!! stu2010
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1:21pm Mon 10 Dec 12

FiremanSam says...

Perhaps you're right Stu, unfortunately there are many numpties out there like you who need reminding!!
Perhaps you're right Stu, unfortunately there are many numpties out there like you who need reminding!! FiremanSam
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