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District advocate Ste Pruden, pictured offering fire safety advice to Southport resident Chris Popple, 55, during the reassurance campaign. Photo by Lyndsay Young.
A reassurance campaign was held in the surrounding area. Firefighters and our Service’s prevention staff visited 296 homes and 108 properties received Home Fire Safety Checks. Staff also offered fire safety advice and fitted smoke alarms in homes.
Group Manager Rob Pritchard, Sefton District Manager, said: “Almost 300 properties were visited during the reassurance campaign where residents were offered important fire safety
“People are asked to check that elderly and vulnerable relatives or neighbours have working smoke alarms on each level of their property.
“With simple safety precautions, people can help prevent a fire in their home. Residents are advised to keep heating away from combustible materials. If possible, they are also urged to replace electric fires with safer oil- filled radiators.”
Hundreds of homes were visited in Southport in a reassurance campaign after a man died following a fire at a house.
Our Service attended the property on Poulton Road at around 11.30am on Tuesday, March 10.
An 89-year-old man was retrieved from the property by firefighters and was handed over to the care of paramedics but sadly later died.
The fire involved a small electric fire and a quantity of bedding in a rear ground floor room of the house.
There was heavy smoke damage to the room and light smoke damage to the ground floor of the property.
Two fire appliances from Southport Community Fire Station and a fire appliance from Formby Community Fire Station were called out and firefighters were at the scene until just after 1.10pm.
Scrap Vehicles
Fire crews extinguished a fire involving five scrap cars and part of a shipping container in Toxteth. our Service was called at 11.54am on Monday, March 16, to Jamaica Street.
Two fire appliances were sent to the scene. Two main jets and a hose were used to tackle the fire which is thought to have involved a number of cars.
The fire was brought under control by 12.40pm. By 1.30pm the fires involving the shipping container and the scrap cars had been extinguished.
Firefighters rescued two teenage boys from a six-metre high rock in Wallasey.
Our Service was called out to Breck Road at around 3.45pm.
Firefighters used a nine-metre ladder to rescue two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16, from the rock, which is around six metres high.
The teenagers are not believed to have been harmed in the incident. Two fire appliances from Wallasey and Birkenhead community fire stations were called out to the scene. The incident happened on Thursday, March 19.
One of our Service advocates Ste Pruden and apprentice Emily Thomson pictured visiting properties during the reassurance campaign. Photo by Lyndsay Young.

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