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MF&RS staff with partners and the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Stephen Leslie Rowlands, at the Carers Week launch event at Arrowe Park Hospital. Photo supplied by WIRED.
Helping Carers
Our staff gave a number of fire safety talks to "Carers are urged to ensure that vulnerable people
carers in the community.
The talks were being held as part of Carers Week, which was running from Monday, June 8 to Sunday, June 14.
Fire prevention staff in Liverpool held a fire safety presentation on Friday, June 12, at an event aimed at carers at St George’s Hall.
Prevention staff in Wirral were also at a launch event for Carers Week at Arrowe Park Hospital and gave a talk to Wirral Met College students at the Conway Park Campus.
Group Manager Gary Oakford said: "Our prevention staff and firefighters were out in the community during Carers Week offering important fire safety advice. This was aimed at keeping vulnerable
have smoke alarms fitted on each level of their property and that they are tested every week.
"Residents are also asked to especially look out for elderly neighbours and relatives. If they need a Home Fire Safety Check, this can be requested by calling 0800 731 5958."
Vulnerable people may be more susceptible to a fire in their homes and our Service offered a range of safety advice during the week to help people to stay safe in the home.
Be Prepared
Have you ever stopped to think about how your department would be able to operate in the event of an unscheduled break in critical services or resources?
How would your department continue to function if there was a major utilities failure
such as loss of power or the effects of severe weather conditions including floods? What
would you do? How would you escalate this?
Being prepared is the name of the game. In having a Business Continuity Plan that
all members of your department are aware of you can prepare for any
eventuality in advance. Your plan needn’t be complicated and doesn’t have to cover
every eventuality or every business process, just those that are most critical.
Know your plan! Keep informed! How prepared are you?
people safe by preventing a fire in their home.
John Bilbao, MF&RS apprentice; Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Stephen Leslie Rowlands and Richard Taylor, MF&RS district advocate at the Wirral launch event for Carers Week at Arrowe Park Hospital. Photo supplied by WIRED.

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