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6 Nations Rugby 2019

29/01/2019 00:00
Bring the heat on the pitch not the kitchen!​

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is wishing the Wales Rugby Team all the best ahead of the 6 Nations, which is due to kick off this weekend.

As thousands of rugby fans head out to watch the game in the pub or from the comfort of their home, MAWWFRS is urging the public to avoid cooking whilst under the influence of alcohol and to consider other options such as getting a takeaway instead.

Fire fighters regularly attend serious house fires caused by people who are cooking whilst under the influence of alcohol, sometimes resulting in devastating, or even fatal consequences. In 2018 there were 254 accidental dwelling fires across Mid and West Wales which were caused by cooking.

Deputy Head of Community Safety for MAWWFRS, Steve Davies advises

Many people will be planning to have a few drinks over the course of the 6 nations, but I would ask that they think twice about cooking after they have taken a drink. Eating out or getting a takeaway may be the best decision you make

 Let the 2019 6 Nations be memorable for all of the right reasons

MAWWFRS would also like to remind fans that the roads and public transport will be very busy, both before and after matches in Cardiff, and to allow time for congestion and delays

And REMEMBER, whether youre drowning your sorrows or celebrating a win, NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE! If you are lucky enough to have a designated driver, do not pressure them to take a drink of alcohol. The best way to be sure you are not drink-driving is by not drinking at all.

Look out for more safety messages on our website  or check out our Social Media channels Twitter - @mawwfire, Facebook - @mawwfire and Instagram -  mawwfire_rescue