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Scout groups, parents’ groups, schools and sheltered accommodation were all visited along with more than 600 homes across Merseyside as part of a new national campaign to improve fire safety in the home and promote smoke alarms.
Targeted work was carried out across all five of our districts in Merseyside by firefighters and Service staff.
Firefighters and community fire prevention staff across Liverpool visited Blueberry Park Primary School and Northcote Primary School and staff in Wirral went to schools in Bromborough, Upton and Birkenhead to promote our key safety messages.
Staff in Liverpool also delivered leaflets to highlight safety messages to students in Liverpool city centre as well as speaking to people in sheltered accommodation and a Belle Vale and Netherley pensioners’ group.
Fire safety information was delivered to parents and other people in the Eastern European community in Southport and fire prevention Advocates visited Redgate Primary School in Formby on March 24 along with firefighters from Formby Community Fire Station to speak to junior pupils about the importance of fire safety within the home.
Fire prevention Advocates in Sefton highlighted information on services available to assist older people in the community who may be at risk from fire at the “Poppies” Day event at St Leonard’s Youth and Community Centre in Bootle.
Firefighters from community fire stations including Toxteth, Belle Vale, Allerton, Speke and Garston and
St Helens visited hundreds of properties to carry out Home Fire Safety Checks. Three fire appliances from Bootle and Netherton, Crosby and Southport community fire stations were involved in a fire safety campaign in Marion Square, Netherton, visiting homes on March 29 and firefighters in Wirral also staged a campaign visiting around 300 properties across Wallasey starting on Thursday, March 27.
It was all part of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) UK Home Safety Week, which ran until March 30
and focused on the importance of working smoke alarms on each level of your home.
As part of the campaign, and in support of the Government’s Fire Kills safety messages, people were also urged to test their smoke alarms when they changed their clocks and watches in their home as the clocks went forward by one hour on March 30.
St Helens District Prevention Manager Sara Garside speaks to a man during home visits to promote fire safety during the week. The photo on the right shows Advocate Natalie Thomas during more work in St Helens. Photos supplied by Sara Garside.
Advocate Rachel Renshaw showing smoke alarms to pupils at Blueberry Park Primary in Dovecot. Photo: Lyndsay Young.

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