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Out and About
Our Service staff out in the community, visiting homes with prevention
staff and firefighters on Older People’s Day.
The home safety vehicle was also out in the community throughout the week.
Smoke alarms were provided for free to people in Merseyside aged 65 and over and those referred by a care provider or partner.
Fire Prevention staff in Liverpool also provided Home Safety presentations to housing association representatives during this week.
Older members of the community were also invited to visit the Heritage and Education Centre and received a tour of the museum.
Group Manager Gary Oakford said: "Every day our fire prevention staff and firefighters are out visiting homes, offering Home Fire Safety Checks and giving fire safety advice to people in the community. As part of Home Fire Safety Week and Older People’s Day,
a great deal of work was carried out to especially target vulnerable and older people.
"Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to having a fire in their home and during the week we offered some simple safety measures can help people to stay safe."
More than 1,600 Merseyside homes were visited by our
Service on Older People’s Day and as part of Home Fire
Safety Week.
In total, 1,648 homes
were visited on Older People’s Day October 1, with 973 receiving fire safety
leaflets and 675 receiving Home Fire Safety Checks by firefighters and fire prevention staff.
During the day of action, the visits focused on people aged 65 and over in Merseyside. Staff from departments across our Service also volunteered their time to accompany firefighters and prevention staff on visits to homes.
Staff who joined firefighters and prevention staff on visits to homes during Older People’s Day as part of Home Fire Safety Week.
Ellen Howarth, 73, who lives in Old Swan, said: “I think it’s brilliant. It’s absolutely brilliant, especially for an older person because they can’t  t smoke alarms, especially when they are in the house on their own.”

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