Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 691 deliberate grass fires in 2013. We have therefore launched our grass fires prevention campaign—Flames Aren’t Games in time for the Easter Holidays. This will then continue throughout the summer with concentrated bursts during the school holiday periods.
We want to communicate to as many young people in Staffordshire as possible the consequences of setting a grass fire. Damage caused by small fires can cost up to £8 million per year. Attending avoidable grass fires could mean that our Fire Fighters are unable to attend potentially fatal house fires or road traffic collisions. Grass fires are not only an unmanageable strain on resources but could have fatal consequences. Their actions could also result in them receiving a prison sentence or a £5000 fine. A criminal record could also affect their future. As part of our grass prevention campaign we launched a video last year to try to get the message across to young people the ‘Flames Aren’t Games’.
The animated video features a group of teenagers who are bored and think about setting a grass fire . Watch it to find out what happens next!
Please see the attached letter for details of the sixth Form Easter revision sessions.
Year 7 Parents’ Evening is being held on Thursday 1st May 2014, from 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Bookings can be made on the Insight website.
Please see the attached letter with regards to the early closure arrangements for Easter.