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Good Citizens
Young brothers were commended by a Watch Manager for being good citizens after they raised the alarm following a fire at their Wirral home.
Chole Fay, aged nine, and his brother Lucius, aged six, who are pupils of Holy Spirit Primary School, knew what to do in the event of a fire having attended a fire safety lesson held by Watch Manager Eddie Parry.
When a fire broke out in the middle of the night at their father’s home, Chole was awoken by a smoke alarm. He alerted his brother and the pair woke
up their father Elliott. All three
made it safely out of their home.
Chole told the attending fire crew that he had learned what to do following a school visit by Watch Manager Eddie Parry.
He had taught children how to test their smoke alarms, what to do if they heard a smoke alarm go off and to ensure that interior doors are closed of a night to prevent any fire spreading.
The children were presented with an MF&RS goody bag and a Good Citizen Award Certificate from the school. They were presented by Watch Manager Parry at a school assembly during which a further fire safety session was held for pupils.
Watch Manager Parry, Fire Community Safety Officer for FIS Wirral, said: “The children took part in one of my home fire safety assemblies at their school and the skill they took on board assisted in raising the alarm
enabling their family to escape from their home to a place of safety.
“The boys received a bag of fire safety items and other goodies from MF&RS as
well as a Good Citizen Award Certificate from
their school and were congratulated by all present.
“Smoke alarms can save lives. This shows
how engaging with schoolchildren can
really make a difference to their
safety and that of their family.”
Chole Fay and his brother Lucius pictured with Watch Manager Eddie Parry at their school. Photo by Lyndsay Young.
Woman Assisted From House
Firefighters were called out to a kitchen fire at a house in Newton-le-Willows.
Our Service attended Valley View at around 8.45pm on Thursday, September 17.
The fire involved a cooker in the kitchen and the fire was out when firefighters arrived. The kitchen and the hallway were damaged by smoke.
Firefighters assisted a woman out of the house.
A man was out of the property when firefighters arrived.
The man and woman were checked at the scene by paramedics.
Three fire appliances were called out and firefighters were at the scene for around 55 minutes.
Firefighters were called out to a road collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car in Walton.
Our Service attended the incident on Queens Drive at around 10.20am on Friday, September 18.
A 25-year-old woman was freed from the car by firefighters who used hydraulic cutting equipment. She was taken to Aintree Hospital by ambulance.
The driver of the HGV was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived.
Two fire appliances and the Search and Rescue Team were called out to the incident. Firefighters were at the scene for around 50 minutes.

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