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Our Performance 2014/15

During 2014, St Helens Protection Throughout the months of October 
We have seen another reduction in 

the number of accidental fires in Department completed 265 and November, our Prevention Team, 

people’s homes and an increase in audits, resulting in nine operational crews, Neighbourhood 

interventions by way of five Firefighters and volunteers worked 
the number of house fires where a 

smoke alarm activated and Enforcement Notices and four alongside partners from the Police, 

Prohibition Notices.
local authority and housing providers 
allowed the occupants to make a 

safe escape. We have also seen to remove combustibles, educate 

continued reductions in the number Following previous incidents where school children and reduce the risk 

of calls to false alarms triggered by young people had been seriously to communities.

automatic fire alarms following the injured or killed in swimming 

accidents in areas of unsupervised Our teams removed over 36 tonnes 
introduction of a new system

to challenge such calls and ensure open water, our crews maintained of rubbish from the St Helens area, 

that valuable resources are a high presence at such areas engaged with 9,800 school children 

maintained for real emergencies, during the summer months, and staged a number of events to 

training and prevention work.
engaging with young people and provide diversionary activities for 

offering advice. During the bonfire children who may be tempted to 

Our operational crews carried out period, we worked with our engage in anti-social behaviour.

5,741 home fire safety visits, offering partners on Operation “Good 

advice and assistance to people to Guy” to reduce the impact of “Carn’Evil” took place again this year 

help to protect them from the Hallowe’en and the Bonfire period at St Helens Community Fire Station 

on our communities and reduce on Parr Stocks Road, which included 
dangers of house fires.

Our prevention teams have visited the number of small fires attended.
the famous Zombie Scare House, 

inflatable activities and games for 
971 homes and provided direct 

intervention to the most vulnerable over 350 young people.

people in our communities to 

protect them from the dangers

of fire in the home.


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