Wisbech firefighters hand out high-visibility jackets to help tackle accidents on the A47

Rosmini Centre staff receiving high-visibility jackets from Wisbech firefighters. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Rosmini Centre staff receiving high-visibility jackets from Wisbech firefighters. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Firefighters in Wisbech have been dishing out free high-visibility jackets in a bid to prevent accidents on the A47.

The fire service gave the fluorescent jackets to staff at the Rosmini Centre in Wisbech to distribute after identifying that a number of recent accidents had involved members of a migrant community who had been living on the side of the road.

Watch commander Phil Pilbeam said: “We spend a great deal of time out and about in our communities identifying and supporting the most vulnerable people and this is no different. “After identifying the trend in the incidents we were responding to, we discussed and came up with the idea of providing high-visibility jackets for free to those who’d benefit from them.

“This will now help keep these people visible, and safer, during the dark nights. Hopefully this initiative will allow us to work more with the variety of communities in Wisbech and improve access to them to share safety messages and important information in the future.”

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