NEW SUBSCRIBER FUNCTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are always looking to find more effective and efficient ways of working. With this in mind, we have now added a new function to our website – for members of the media.
If you want to keep up to date with the latest news coming from the Service, as of today, you’ll be able to sign up to receive email notifications when any News Releases or Media Opportunities are uploaded to our website – similar to the Latest Incident function. You can sign up for this now by visiting www.leicestershire-fire.gov.uk/whats-happening/news and subscribing by supplying us with just your name and email address.
Please note that as of Saturday 1 April, we will no longer be distributing any email correspondence informing local media of a release with an attached PDF version of the News Release or Media Opportunity. These will now ONLY be uploaded to our website.
So, if you want to keep up to date and don’t want to miss out, visit our website now, sign up for notifications and keep up to date with the latest news coming from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
About the Service
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service provides emergency response, prevention and protection services from 20 stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its headquarters is based in Birstall, Leicester.
The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents. In the last ten years, fire related incidents have reduced by 46 percent.
During 2015/16, the Service attended 666 road traffic collisions, of which 174 were extrications freeing 208 people trapped inside their vehicles and completed 5086 home fire safety checks, fitting almost 4481 smoke alarms. Staff organised or supported almost 1431 events aimed at promoting fire and road safety and arson prevention, whilst also visiting 332 schools to deliver fire and road safety education to pupils.
Communications and Digital Media Administrator