Category: Public Safety

New button battery safety campaign

Working with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, and the British and Irish Portable Battery Association, the OPSS has produced safety messages on how to keep children safe.

Button batteries are used to power everyday items including car key fobs, remotes, and children’s toys – but if swallowed, they could badly injure or kill a child.

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Appeal following fatal M1 collision

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a man died in a road traffic collision on the M1 yesterday (Sunday 3 January 2021).

Emergency services were called just after 1pm, to a report of a yellow Audi R8 being involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 13.

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Dementia patients “safety first” partnership in Bedford Borough

A partnership between Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) and General Practices in Bedford Borough has been launched.

This will undertake welfare checks on people with dementia and those they live with during a time when people cannot visit their family doctor due to Coronavirus. It is open to those with a dementia diagnosis or people over 65-years-old with memory problems.

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service: there is No Need to Speed

This week Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) is supporting the UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week (16-22 November), coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity.

Speed is important because it plays a part in every death and injury on our roads. The formula is simple: the higher the speed the harder the crash and the greater the risk of death and injury.

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Bedford Borough Council: ways to celebrate Bonfire Night safely

Bedford Borough Council is urging the public to take steps to stay safe this Bonfire Night

With many organised events cancelled across the country due to coronavirus, the emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual.

The Council is joining Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in calling on people not to have bonfires in their gardens and it has some alternative ideas for ways to celebrate Bonfire Night this year.

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Public Appeal: fireworks and bonfire safety

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with local partners and emergency services to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season.

With many organised events cancelled across the county, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual.

It said that there is an emerging concern that more people will plan displays and bonfires to celebrate in their own gardens, which could pose significant risk for those who choose to use them.

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Bedford Borough Council: stay safe this Halloween

Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to celebrate Halloween safely, helping to save lives by preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The Borough is currently at Government COVID-19 alert level medium, which means gatherings inside and out of up to six people are allowed.

However, the government is advising against trick or treating this year to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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Bedfordshire Emergency Services celebrate control rooms as part of international awareness week

This week, Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue and The East of England Ambulance service thank their control rooms after dealing with an increase in demand following the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of International Control Room Week, partners are celebrating the life-saving work of control room employees. And also acknowledging their resilience during one of the most challenging years to date.

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