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Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service + partners give 'water aware' display

Between 29 April and 5 May 2019, the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS,) along with partner organizations ran a series of events across the Liverpool City Region as part of:- ‘Safety Week’ focused on Water Safety. This event allowed local Liverpool School children, to learn about water safety. The footage shows highlights of the event, that included a river rescue demonstration, with Lifeboats from the RNLI and Merseyside Fire Service, underwater search team demonstration, HM Coastguard showing how to use rescue throw ropes and more.

For more information about water safety please visit:- https://www.RespectTheWater.Com

Please be ‘water aware’ and make sure you follow these important safety tips near water:-

► If you are going for a walk or run near water stick to proper pathways and stay clear of the water’s edge.

► Make sure conditions are safe, avoid walking or running near water in the dark, slippery or in bad weather.

► If you’ve had alcohol don’t enter the water, avoid walking alone and avoid routes near water.

► Never enter the water to try and help a person or animal; always call:- 999, and use any water rescue equipment if it is available.

► If you are spending time near water; whether at home or abroad make sure you are familiar with local safety information.

If visiting the beaches in the UK, we strongly recommend reading this guidance from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA):- https://www.Gov.UK/Government/Publications/Keeping-Safe-At-The-Coast-Beach-Safety-Aadvice

Did you know? The Coastguard Service, otherwise known as Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) covers not just the Sea in the UK, but also rivers, canals and streams, as well also lakes, reservoirs and docks…?

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