Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up Sainsbury’s to launch their Summer Safety campaign.
Firefighters will be visiting Sainsbury’s stores across the County to promote summer fire safety to shoppers. Promotional safety flyers will also be displayed next to barbecue equipment in the stores.
Head of Risk Reduction, Ian Sloss said, ‘As the weather warms up, many people will hold barbecues and we need to ensure that we prevent as many incidents from occurring as possible. Of course it is not only barbecues which pose an outdoor fire risk, grass fires are also a problem over the summer months and last year firefighters attended over 40 grass fires every week throughout summer. We are hoping that by displaying the safety flyers in Sainsbury’s supermarkets we will be reaching our target audience and encouraging people to take extra care this summer.’
The flyers will be displayed throughout June, July and August and offer advice to anyone planning a barbecue, such as making sure the barbecue is well away from sheds, fences and other materials which could easily ignite and never leaving a barbecue unattended.
Neil Lennox, Group Head of Safety at Sainsbury’s said, ‘Staying safe when using barbecues over the summer months is very important and we want to help to ensure the safety of our customers in any way possible. Our stores are at the very heart of the community they serve and we want to make a positive difference to Staffordshire.’