SantaHertfordshire firefighters have created their own take on a Christmas classic to promote vital road safety messages this festive season. 

Firefighters from Green Watch Hemel Hempstead adapted Shakin’ Stevens ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ to include important advice on using mobile phones and drink driving as part of a drive to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the roads over the Christmas period. 

Watch the video online here.   

Greig Bescoby, Watch Commander at Hemel Hempstead Fire Station, said: “At Green Watch Hemel Hempstead we want to promote careful driving to make sure everyone stays safe this Christmas. We care passionately about this and have created our video to reach as many people as possible using the power of social media.” 

Richard Thake, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “This is a great bit of work from local firefighters to get important messages out in a fun and engaging way. I hope people will watch the video and take away some important lessons while getting into the festive spirit.” 

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is part of the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership and is supporting the ‘Put it Away’ campaign to tackle the problem of people using mobile phones while driving.