Obstructing roads and double parking your vehicle could simply mean the difference between firefighters attending a fatality or saving a life.

Follow these five easy steps to help you park it right:

  • park close to the kerb – a little distance makes a big difference

  • Mirrors in – moving your mirrors in can create even more space for a fire engine to get through.

  • Park straight – it might be easier for you to get out, but if our engines can’t get by, someone else may suffer the consequences.

  • straighten your wheels – every little helps.

  • Junctions and bends – a fire engine needs more space than you might think. Parking on a junction or a bend may stop us getting to where we need to.

Our 5 Steps To Park It Right (PDF, 755.96 KB) guide will make people more aware of how simple it is to park it right and save a life. Please share these as necessary.

Do you have a parking problem in your area?

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