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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE...
NEW STAFF STARTERS
No Name Designation Location     Grade Start Date
106145 Lucy White SHQ Administrator Prevention & Protection G4 08/07/2015 106146 Jillian Butterfield Business Analyst ICT G9 20/07/2015 106144 Nicola Salmon    Part Time Customer Service Assistant Strategy & Performance  G3   15/06/2015
STAFF LEAVERS
No Name     Designation Location  Grade
106147 Matthew Gorton Apprentice CAD Operator Operational Preparedness 06/08/2015
Start Date
104272 Kieran Timmins Deputy Chief Executive SHQ 109438   Deb Harper  Pay & Pensions Manager POD
07/08/2015 30/06/2015
Kitchen Campaign
Our Service supported a month-long campaign urging people to stay safe in the kitchen.
Almost half of accidental house fires attended by firefighters in Merseyside are caused by cooking and during the school holidays parents were especially urged to ensure children are safe in the kitchen.
Between January 2013 and mid-July 2015, three people died in Merseyside following accidental house fires involving cooking and 145 people were injured.
During that period MF&RS attended 1,333 accidental house fires in Merseyside caused by cooking, which is around 47% of accidental house fires. Of those there were 559 in 2013, 486 in 2014 and up to mid-July 2015 there were 288 incidents.
While the number of accidental fires in the home involving cooking dropped in 2014 compared to 2013 across Merseyside, cooking is still the main cause of accidental fires in the home.
Our Service supported the national Fire Kills campaign throughout August to highlight fire safety when cooking food.
Residents were advised to never leave food cooking unattended and not to get distracted while food is on the hob.
Parents were urged to teach their children about fire safety in the kitchen and to be mindful that children could cause a distraction while cooking.
People were also asked to avoid cooking when tired, or under the influence of alcohol and to be careful not to fall asleep while a pan is cooking on the hob or food is in the oven.
Advice was also issued urging students returning to university or living alone for the first time in September to take care in the kitchen.
Advice was also issued around fire safety and carbon monoxide safety when using barbecues.
Group Manager Gary Oakford said: “Fires in the home most commonly start in the kitchen and in some cases they can have very serious consequences.
“Not only can they result in fatalities and injuries but even smaller fires can cause significant damage to a property. Many fires in the kitchen can be prevented by following our simple advice.”
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