FIRE safety will be a hot topic in more ways than one this weekend in Leamington.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has planted rocks with painted messages about safety around Jephson Gardens as part of its #FireSafetyRocks campaign.
And from today, families are encouraged to take advantage of this weekend’s heatwave and head to the park to discover the colourful stones.
The messages range from fire safety, road safety and water safety to not overloading plug sockets and having an escape plan. There will also be ten golden rocks to find.
When found, the crew is urging people to keep them and share an image on Facebook tagging Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. Those who do so are invited to visit their nearest Warwickshire fire station.
Community fire prevention and arson manager Moreno Francioso said: “This is a great initiative which I hope will be a real hit with both parents and children alike. If you find a rock, make sure to share it across social media and use the hashtag #FireSafetyRocks, so that you can spread the safety message with your community. You can then re-hide the rock for someone else to find!
“We hope that by taking part in the #FireSafetyRocks Campaign, we can spread key safety messages across Warwickshire, whilst having lots of fun!
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Dobbies Garden Centre for donating the rocks and for allowing us to put some of the rocks in their gardens for the children to find. Thank you!”
Warwickshire County Council fire spokesman Coun Andy Crump added: “#Firesafetyrocks is a great way for the fire and rescue service to raise awareness of key safety messages. The summer holiday is the perfect time to do this and I would urge parents, carers and family members to get out in the sun and have some fun with your little ones searching for the rocks. Who knows what safety message you will find!”