Grass fire figures plummet during the school holidays

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Figures released today have revealed that the number of grass fires reported during the 2013 school summer holiday has dropped dramatically compared to two years ago.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service tackled 266 grass fires between July 21 and August 30 – less than half of the 654 incidents that crews dealt with during the same period in 2011.

Head of Risk Reduction Glynn Luznyj said:“The Teenage Caveman video together with the ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ campaign and StreetStadiaTM have had a significant impact on the number of grass fires we have dealt with during the summer holidays this year, compared to 2011. We are committed to continuing to work closely with young people across the county to make Staffordshire the safest place to be.”