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BRAVE THE SHAVE
Emily Thomson pictured with her friend Amy-Leigh Patterson after her head shave. Photo by Lyndsay Young.
An apprentice based in our Prevention Team in Sefton has raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by having her head shaved.
Emily Thomson, 21, who is based at
Bootle and Netherton Community
Fire Station is hoping to raise around £1,000 for the charity.
Emily said: “I’ve always wanted to raise money for the charity and I’ve known people who have had cancer.
“Doing a head shave stands out and I thought it might help me raise a bit more money.
“Some people think I’m mad for doing it but a lot of people have encouraged me as well.”
To sponsor Emily, please visit Emily Thomson’s donation page at www.bravetheshave.org.uk.
Smoke Alarms Advice
Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a house in their early stages which would Litherland which had no smoke alarms limit the damage they cause.”
She is based in the prevention team in Sefton, where her responsibilities include visiting people in their homes and carrying out Home Fire Safety Checks.
Friends, family and MF&RS colleagues came along to Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station, where Emily had her head shaved by her friend Amy-Leigh Patterson.
Two fire appliances were called out just after 2pm on The suspected cause of the fire Tuesday, August 18, to near Stanley Road, Litherland. was an electrical fault involving
Firefighters found a fire on the first floor of the property.
Watch Manager Alun Evans, who attended the call-out,
said: “This was a well-developed fire which caused
damaged to the building. Firefighters reacted quickly on
scene to contain the fire and stopped the fire spreading
to other properties. There were no working smoke
alarms in this property and it was chance the fire was Our Fire Control room
discovered.
“The occupier did the right thing and evacuated the property on discovering the fire.
“We advise people to have working smoke alarms on each level of their home and to test them each week. Smoke alarms can give the early warning of a fire not only to allow people to escape but to also detect fires in
received 12 calls about the fire. Firefighters had left the scene by 4.51pm.
a lamp. Around 80% of the first floor of the property was severely damaged by fire.
Firefighters also carried out Home Fire Safety Checks at two properties.
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Emily Thomson pictured before her head shave. Photo by Lyndsay Young.


































































































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