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Staffordshire Fire Service issues safety advice ahead of strikes

Firefighters will be striking for four hours today over pensions Photo: PA Wire

With firefighters striking across the Midlands over pensions between 10am and 2pm today, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue has issue safety advice for residents.

People are being asked in their homes to:

  • Ensure smoke alarms are working
  • Take extra care in the kitchen
  • Check all electrical cables
  • Plan a safe escape route in the event of an emergency
  • Take care when smoking and put cigarettes out properly, disposing of them carefully

Motorists are being advised to:

  • Reduce speed
  • Not to use a mobile phone when driving
  • Always wear a seatbelt
  • To not drink and drive
  • Look out for cyclists and pedestrians
  • To not drive when tired