YOUNG people at colleges across Teesside have been the focus of a hard-hitting campaign by the emergency services to help prevent fatalities on the roads.
Over the past few weeks a total of 2,460 students – many of whom are young drivers – have taken part in ‘Learn and Live’ roadshows run by Cleveland Fire Brigade in partnership with Cleveland Police, the North East Ambulance Service and volunteers from the local community.
Fire Chiefs are urging its residents to
consider that a third of fatal accidental house fires are alcohol related before relaxing and enjoying a drink this festive season.
Cleveland Fire Brigade launched its Stay Safe and Celebrate campaign on 2 December which aims to raise awareness of common causes of house fires during Christmas.
A pupil from Wolviston Primary School
will be arriving in style at the school gates next week after winning a ‘Cool ride to school’ in a fire engine.
Declan Sowerby entered a Christmas card competition held by Cleveland Fire Brigade in conjunction with TFM Radio which was part of the Brigade’s ‘Stay Safe & Celebrate’ Christmas campaign. This initiative aims to warn people of the dangers of fire in the home over the festive season.
A warning has gone out to residents
across Cleveland urging them not to leave their cooking in the kitchen unattended. The safety message is part of Cleveland Fire Brigade’s ‘Stay Safe and Celebrate’ campaign which runs until Christmas.
Around 60% of accidental house fires start in the kitchen but many could be avoided if people were more safety conscious, according to Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection with Cleveland Fire Brigade.
EVEN before the winter temperatures have really begun to bite, a major campaign to help vulnerable people across Teesside to stay safe in their homes during cold weather is already playing a vital role.
Led by Cleveland Fire Brigade in partnership with a number of key partners, the annual ‘Stay Safe and Warm’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers faced by people who struggle to keep warm in the cold months and to provide help and support.