We are always really pleased to hear when new heavy-weight companies and organisations join TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyres safety group.
It works tremendously hard to raise awareness of how important it is that our tyres are safe and legal and now the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the professional body representing fire officers in the UK, has thrown its weight behind the group and become the newest member of TyreSafe.
And it has wasted no time in starting to promote the tyre safety message, as the CFOA’s National Fire and Road Safety Day takes place on Friday 22nd July where tyre safety will be heavily promoted.
Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: “CFOA is the professional voice for the Fire and Rescue Service so it’s great news to welcome it as a very important new member. When it speaks, people listen, and I’m sure we’ll be able to work closely together and help make our roads safer.
“However, we already have other public bodies, as well as many tyre and car retailers and manufacturers, all doing their bit to make the UK’s roads a safer place for everyone. Nevertheless, it’s also up to individual drivers to take responsibility.
“We recommend that tyre pressures should be checked at least once a month or before any long journey. Tread depth is just as important and should be inspected at regular intervals.”
Martin Dowle, Community & Road Safety Manager at Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and spokesperson for CFOA, said: “We are delighted to get involved and support TyreSafe’s vital work as they undoubtedly have an important role in helping to reduce road casualties.
“Firefighters deal with some appalling scenes at road accidents, some of which could have been avoided if the tyres were in good working order. It only takes a few minutes to check tyres’ tread depth, inflation pressures and condition, but it’s time spent which could mean the difference between life and death.”
Additionally, to help TyreSafe develop its campaigns further, CFOA will provide significant insight into the devastating consequences of poor tyre care and maintenance. It is hoped that this stark reminder will inspire more drivers to check their tyres regularly.