Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Blue Watch Are There For Cambridge Residents

CREWS from Blue Watch in Cambridge hosted a community day in Trumpington over the Bank Holiday weekend, as part of the Safer Communities Initiative.

Over 100 members of the public attended the event, named the `Be There For You' community day, which was held at Anstey Way Pavilion in Trumpington on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Also in attendance was the Police, the Ambulance Service, Cambridgeshire City Council and city rangers and a wide range of volunteers from the local community.

Quizzes, competitions, tea and cake were handed out to the many families and residents that attended. The competition prize was a day with firefighters at the new Parkside Fire Station, which will take place in the summer after the station opens.

Residents were taught about how to keep themselves and their families safe, including the importance of having a workingsmoke alarm and how to get their children involved in building a personalised fire escape plan for their homes.

Cameron Matthews, Firefighter at Cambridge Fire Station said: "What started out as a very cold March morning, turned out to be a fantastic and bright community event.

"The main aim of the day was to deliver fire safety information to members of the public around how to keep themselves and their families safe from fire in the home."