14th Oct, 2019

Safety is message of a new campaign

Rob George 14th Sep, 2019

STUDENTS in the city will be encouraged to get Home and Dry as part of a continued campaign to improve education around water safety.

Throughout September representatives will visit Shrewsbury College, the University of Worcester, the Heart of Worcestershire College, Telford College, Hereford College of Arts, Shrewsbury University Centre and Wolverhampton University’s Telford Campus, distributing materials and raising awareness.

At all events, the Home and Dry Network will also be supporting RLSS UK’s, Don’t Drink and Drown campaign, encouraging people to steer clear of the water, whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “By giving students the right practical advice, to stick with friends and understand the dangers, we can help to prevent water related deaths.

“We’re asking students to take care at night after visiting river and canal side pubs and bars,” said Group Commander Mick Cadman of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Risk department.

“Look after each other – organise a lift home, or walk with a friend, but don’t walk home alone near open water. Be water aware – enjoy being around rivers and canals, but don’t end up in them on a night out.”

Visit www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/homeanddry for more.

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