The continued drive to ensure Warwickshire's residents are always aware of the latest fire and rescue service information has seen the service launch on Facebook.
Already almost 2,000 people follow Warwickshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service on Twitter and Facebook is seen as the next logical step to engage with local people, and raise the profile of the service nationally.
The new Facebook site (www.facebook.com/warwickshirefireandrescueservice) has been established in a bid to increase the engagement with the Fire and Rescue Service, provide information about the wide range of services available to the residents of Warwickshire, and give people an insight into what the service does on a regular basis.
The new site will mean that users of Facebook will be able to access information about key services including free home fire safety checks and fire safety advice. It will also provide interesting and useful updates on incidents and what is happening in their local area including updates on recruitment opportunities and fire safety campaigns.
By clicking 'like' on the Facebook page, people will get the latest Fire and Rescue Service news fed through to their own Facebook pages.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Gary Phillips said: "As a fire and rescue service we want the local communities we serve to be able to engage with us in a more interactive and accessible way. We already have a Twitter site which has proved very successful and so now we are looking to increase our engagement with communities through Facebook.
"For us, it's about making critical fire safety advice as accessible to as many people as possible and to allow communities to understand more about what the service does. Social media is one of the many tools we use to help us achieve this in the quickest and most effective way."
To find out more or to 'like' the page, visit: www.facebook.com/warwickshirefireandrescueservice
Sign up to the Twitter and follow the Fire and Rescue Service at: twitter.com/warksfirerescue
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