Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service are launching their #FireSafetyRocks campaign this bank holiday in a bid to encourage parents and children to think about staying safe both in and out of the home.
The rocks will be placed in Riversley Park in Nuneaton and Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa for children and young people to find from Friday 23 August and will promote a variety of fire safety messages. The messages will range from fire safety, road safety and water safety to not overloading plug sockets and having an escape plan. In addition to the fire safety rocks, there are also ten golden rocks to find. If you find one, keep it and share an image on Facebook tagging Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and you will win a prize to come along and visit your nearest Warwickshire fire station.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Fire Prevention and Arson Manager, Moreno Francioso, said:
“This is a great initiative which I hope will be a real hit with both parents and children alike. If you find a rock, make sure to share it across social media and use the hashtag #FireSafetyRocks, so that you can spread the safety message with your community. You can then re-hide the rock for someone else to find!
“We hope that by taking part in the #FireSafetyRocks Campaign, we can spread key safety messages across Warwickshire, whilst having lots of fun!
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Dobbies Garden Centre for donating the rocks and for allowing us to put some of the rocks in their gardens for the children to find. Thank you!”
Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Fire and Rescue and Community Safety, said:
“#Firesafetyrocks is a great way for the fire and rescue service to raise awareness of key safety messages. The summer holiday is the perfect time to do this and I would urge parents, carers and family members to get out in the sun and have some fun with your little ones searching for the rocks. Who knows what safety message you will find!”