thousands of rugby fans head out to watch the games from the stadium, the pub,
or even if you are just watching it at home with friends; MAWWFRS urge the
public to avoid cooking under the influence of alcohol after the game - and to
get a takeaway instead.
2017 MAWWFRS attended 246 cooking related incidentsacross the Service area. There is no reason to put yourself, loved ones,
and your homes at risk by cooking under the influence of alcohol.
Deputy Head of Community Safety
and all - round rugby enthusiast, Steve Davies encourages:
"Mid and West Wales Fire
Service wish Wales the very best of luck!”.
"While many people will be
enjoying the rugby with alcoholic drinks, either in their own home or soaking
up the atmosphere in the pub, the worst result this 6 Nations would be to lose
someone in a fire that could have been avoided.
"We are urging rugby fans to
avoid cooking when they´ve had a drink. Our firefighters regularly attend
serious house fires which have been caused by cooking under the influence of
alcohol, and the results can be devastating or even fatal.
"Please find an alternative
when you´ve had a drink, and if you are planning on a big night out, then plan
on eating out and celebrating safely.
Let 6 Nations 2018 be memorable
for all of the right reasons… with a win for Wales!"
6 Nations Transport Advice
With thousands of fans
flooding the stadiums on Match days, we would like to advise fans to use public
transport where they can to avoid congestion on the roads. If you are choosing
to drive, please be patient on the roads, and give yourself plenty of time for
delays, queues, and parking. The same goes for those choosing to take public
transport; leave plenty of time for delays and queues as trains and buses will
be busy on match days.
And REMEMBER, whether
you’re drowning your sorrows or celebrating a win, NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!