This week we revealed that Staffordshire Fire Service are launching a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of small fires being started deliberately.
Small fires can cost up to £8 million in damages each year and in 2013 fire crews dealt with 2,281 small fires. Incidents often increase around the school holidays which is why this campaign will focus on teaching young people.
The Flames Aren't Games initiative will see Firefighters, Community Support Officers and volunteers visit schools and youth groups to teach young people about the dangers of starting fires as well as the penalties – up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of £5,000.
As part of the campaign posters will be put up in community centres, youth clubs, children’s centres, schools and leisure centres across Staffordshire. To read the full story click here.