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Campaign reassures Toxteth residents following serious house fire
Safety Advocate Nazma Ahmed with Apprentice Luke Price and Housing Officer at Liverpool Housing Trust Gill Qualtrough
Toxteth residents were visited by MFRS as part of a community reassurance campaign following a serious fire at a flat on Huskisson Street.
A team of Fire Prevention Advocates, accompanied by representatives from Liverpool Housing Trust, called at almost 80 homes in roads surrounding Huskisson Street and carried out 51 Home Fire Safety Checks.
They installed free smoke alarms, offered free fire safety advice, urged people to look out for elderly and vulnerable people in the area and encouraged them to be vigilant to the sound of neighbour’s smoke alarms bleeping.
Teams also highlighted the dangers of fire in the home related to cooking, candles, smoking materials, e-cig chargers and other electrical items and reinforced the importance of having an escape plan as well as working smoke alarms.
Residents at caravan
park receive safety
leaflets and advice
A reassurance campaign was carried out at Halewood Caravan Park following an electrical fire which saw an elderly man hospitalised for smoke inhalation.
Crews and Advocates completed 30 Home Fire Safety Checks, delivered bespoke advice and ensured residents had working smoke alarms and CO detectors.
All 45 static homes on the site received a ‘Fire Safety for Caravans’ leaflet, produced by Fire Kills.
Community Action in Knowsley
A community day of action involving MFRS, Knowsley Council, Knowsley Housing Trust and Villages Housing Association took place around Reeds Road in Huyton prior to major demolition work commencing in the area.
The aim of the day was to reassure residents ahead of the demolition programme, which was due to last five weeks.
MFRS crews and Advocates visited 42 properties and gave safety advice to occupants. They also delivered 200 leaflets and 17 Home Fire Safety Checks.
Representatives from Knowsley Council, Knowsley Housing Trust and Village Housing Association offered support and advice to residents in the area.
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A reassurance campaign was carried out at Halewood Caravan Park following a serious fire
Safety Advocate Nazma Ahmed with Apprentice Luke Price and Housing Officer at Liverpool Housing Trust Gill Qualtrough
Residents received bespoke advice and caravan fire safety leaflets
Safety Advocate Nazma Ahmed gives advice to a resident rescued from the fire at Huskisson Street
Firefighters were called to an incident at a level crossing in Southport after a car was hit by a train. No-one was seriously injured.


































































































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