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Exeter v Carlisle Fire Alarm Activation Was A False Alarm

Posted on 31st Mar 2016 @ 12:11 AM

exeter-v-carlisle.jpgA match between Exeter Town and Carlisle United had to be stopped for over an hour after smoke was spotted in one of the St. James’s Park stands. The Stagecoach stand, filled with both home and away supports, had to be evacuated after staff spotted smoke billowing from a flare or smoke grenade just after 3:10 pm. The match was restarted at 4:18 pm, resulting in a 2-2 draw.

Exeter v Carlisle Fire Alarm Activation

Firefighters responded to the call and carried out safety inspections at the stadium before allowing play to resume. It is believed that a smoke device set off by a Carlisle fan was the cause of the incident. The person responsible was arrested at the scene.

A club spokesperson said ” Carlisle Football Club has gained an outstanding reputation over recent years for the way we travel to away games – both for the numbers of supporters we take and the way our supporters conduct themselves – we can assure our supporters that we will certainly not allow a small number of mindless people to damage that well-earned reputation. 

“Anyone found in possession of pyrotechnics such as flares or smoke grenades, or, in fact, any other prohibited items, either at Brunton Park or an away clubs stadium, will be dealt with severely by the club and also the authorities.”

“Both Exeter Football Club and Carlisle Football Club, the match day security and support staff, the fire brigade services and the overwhelming majority of supporters from both clubs should be commended for their quick and positive response to today’s events.

”Unfortunately, the actions of one mindless individual caused significant disruption to the proceedings and put fellow supporters at risk of injury. The taking of flares or smoke grenades to a football match is irresponsible to say the very least. It is something that has to be stamped out.”

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A match between Exeter Town and Carlisle United had to be stopped for over an hour after smoke was spotted in one of the St. James’s Park stands. The Stagecoach stand, filled with both home and away supports, had to be evacuated after staff spotted smoke billowing from a flare or smoke grenade just after 3:10 pm. The match was restarted at 4:18 pm, resulting in a 2-2 draw.

Exeter v Carlisle Fire Alarm Activation

Firefighters responded to the call and carried out safety inspections at the stadium before allowing play to resume. It is believed that a smoke device set off by a Carlisle fan was the cause of the incident. The person responsible was arrested at the scene.

A club spokesperson said ” Carlisle Football Club has gained an outstanding reputation over recent years for the way we travel to away games – both for the numbers of supporters we take and the way our supporters conduct themselves – we can assure our supporters that we will certainly not allow a small number of mindless people to damage that well-earned reputation.

“Anyone found in possession of pyrotechnics such as flares or smoke grenades, or, in fact, any other prohibited items, either at Brunton Park or an away clubs stadium, will be dealt with severely by the club and also the authorities.”

“Both Exeter Football Club and Carlisle Football Club, the match day security and support staff, the fire brigade services and the overwhelming majority of supporters from both clubs should be commended for their quick and positive response to today’s events.

”Unfortunately, the actions of one mindless individual caused significant disruption to the proceedings and put fellow supporters at risk of injury. The taking of flares or smoke grenades to a football match is irresponsible to say the very least. It is something that has to be stamped out.”

RV Fire Systems Fire Safety Specialist

RV Fire Systems are a North West based fire alarm service and fire alarm maintenance company with the highest standards of service and quality.

Contact an RV Fire Systems fire safety specialist today on one of the local numbers below for a full review of your fire maintenance and fire safety policies.

Fire Alarm Installers Blackpool call 01253 804199
Fire Alarm Installers Blackburn call 01254 367611
Fire Alarm Installers Preston call 01772 970411
Fire Alarm Installers Manchester call 0161 8260480