April 13, 2012 10.09 am This story is over 139 months old

Fire & Rescue gets social networking

Networking: Lincolnshire’s fire service has signed up to social networking sites to engage with the local community.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are reaching out to residents in the county by signing up to top social networks.

The service joined Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to keep in touch with local people, spread important safety advice and encourage people to become on-call firefighters.

This means people will be able to share opinions with Fire and Rescue, and ask questions.

Fire and Rescue will also give out tips on avoiding fires, testing smoke alarms and sharing the latest news and events.

Assistant Chief fire officer Nick Borrill said: “One of our most important roles is to communicate with people.

“We do a lot of work to get out and meet locals but we can’t be everywhere at once.

“Our new social networking accounts will make it possible for us to reach more people and give them advice that could save lives.”

He added: “But this is about much more than explaining fire safety. We hope people will use Twitter and Facebook to get to know us and understand the personality behind the uniforms.

“And we hope to get to know them by listening to their experiences, feedback, interests and concerns.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council