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Bring the heat on the pitch not the kitchen!

31/01/2018 00:00
While we are all for supporting our boys and girls this year at the 6 Nations, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would also like to remind the pubic of the dangers of cooking after drinking.

As 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.

In 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!​