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Hundreds of
Around 800 homes in Liverpool were visited over two days following two serious fires.
Our firefighters and prevention staff carried out two reassurance campaigns, where fire safety leaflets were delivered to 800 homes by Fire Support Network and more than 100 Home Fire Safety Checks were carried out.
The first campaign was in Kensington on Friday, October 23 and the second was in Aigburth on Monday, October 26.
A campaign in Kensington was held after firefighters rescued two men from a serious house fire on Malvern Road in Kensington, just after 6.20pm on Wednesday, October 14.
Two men, aged 55 and 28, were rescued
from the property by firefighters. The
men were taken to the Royal Hospital by ambulance. It is suspected that the fire was accidental and that it was started by a cigarette.
During the reassurance campaign, which was held in roads close to the property, 400 fire safety leaflets were delivered and 44 Home Fire Safety Checks were carried out.
Advice was given around fire safety when smoking and Stoptober leaflets were also given out, offering information on how to quit smoking. Partners from Liverpool City Council’s Healthy Homes team and
One Vision Housing also joined the campaign.
A second campaign was held in Aigburth, following a serious fire in which a woman’s clothes caught fire when she walked past a lit candle.
Firefighters were called out to the incident on Siddeley Street, in Aigburth at 7.58am on Monday, September 28. The fire was out when firefighters arrived. The woman was taken to hospital. Sadly, the woman later died in hospital.
Fire prevention advocate Steph Catterall pictured with a smoke alarm for the hard-of-hearing that was fitted at a property during the reassurance campaign in Aigburth.
Photos by Lyndsay Young.
Advocate Maria Booth and apprentice Emily Thomson during the reassurance campaign in Kensington, pictured with Rachel Griffiths, Housing Officer at One Vision Housing, who accompanied them on the visits to homes.
Watch Manager Eric Daniels in the Home Safety van pictured with advocate Ian Wilkinson and apprentice Ellie Williams during the reassurance campaign in Aigburth.

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