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Our plans for the Tour de France Weekend

25th June 2014

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have plans in place to deal with any incidents that may occur during the Tour de France Grand Depart race weekend.

We will be placing some rapid response vehicles at certain locations along the route to ensure that we are able to respond to emergencies quickly and effectively despite the large numbers of visitors.

We are also requesting that some of our retained staff, who wouldn’t normally be on station, (as normally they would respond to incidents from their homes or places of employment) come into the station so that we can guarantee their availability and provide an immediate response.  We have designated officers in special hubs in each district as part of a multi-agency regional arrangement.

All of the emergency services are able to use specially designated emergency access points along the race route and other roads will be kept clear for emergency access.

If anyone has an emergency over the race weekend, we would urge them to call 999 as normal.

We have produced some guidance sheets which you may find useful if you're planning to go and watch the race; www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/communitysafety/tour_de_france14

Details of the road closures can be found here; http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/28354/Road-closures

 

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