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Soldiers receive road safety advice from fire service

Two-hundred Colchester based soldiers have spent a day learning about road safety and risk.
 
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) Fire Bike, Fire Car and Community Wheels teams, along with Colchester Fire Station’s Red Watch and on-call firefighters from Wivenhoe, visited Merville Barracks in Colchester to give 13 Air Assault Support Regiment RLC an insight into risk on Essex roads.
 
Assisted by Safer Essex Roads Partnership and Kwik Fit, ECFRS highlighted the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, drink and drug driving, speeding and using a mobile phone whilst driving to the soldiers.
 
Following the presentation, soldiers were invited to their parade ground to talk to the teams about improving road safety, watch live safety demonstrations.
 
Sub O Kevin Jenner, who arranged the event, said:

“It was great to see a range of colleagues from our service some together with 200 soldiers to share first hand advice that will keep them safer in both their working and personal lives .

“The day was a huge success, the feedback from the garrison was so positive that we are planning to run the event annually.”

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