Inconsiderate parking

Posted 21/04/2015 14:10:36

A Fire Officer is warning the public to think when they park. On Friday the 10th of April at 02.07am crews from Buckley and Mold were called to a house fire at Victoria Avenue in Buckley.

On arrival crews experienced difficulty getting to the property, as vehicles had parked inconsiderately.

Dave Roberts, Partnership Manager for Flintshire and Wrexham, said: "Operational crews attending the fire at Buckley were delayed due to the residents' inconsiderate parking.

"Luckily the fire was out on arrival, but the residents parking made it difficult for the fire appliance to drive down the road.

"This incident could have risked the lives of the occupier, and due to the lack of space because of the cars, we could have potentially been delayed to the scene, and possibly would have had to deal with tragic consequences.

"Please do not double park on narrow roads as it may affect access for emergency services, and remember not to park over yellow hydrant plates as fire crews will need to access these in an event of a fire."

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service offers free home fire safety checks, where a member of the Service will visit your home, give fire safety hints and tips, help you to formulate a fire escape plan and fit new alarms - all free of charge. This service is available to all residents in North Wales.

To register for a free home fire safety check, please call the bilingual 24 hour free hotline on 0800 169 1234 or visit www.freesmokealarm.co.uk

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