MFRS crews visit local residents during Home Fire Safety Week

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) visited over 300 homes during Home Fire Safety Week, completing home fire safety checks (HFSCs) and providing vital fire safety advice to local residents in Merseyside.

Home Fire Safety Week took place between 12-18 June. This week of action is supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and fire and rescue services across the United Kingdom.

MFRS fire crews visited local areas in Southport, Kirkby, Kirkdale, Bromborough and St Helens as part of the home fire safety campaign, urging people to take steps to reduce their risk of house fires with particular focus on kitchen safety and smoking.

MFRS Group Manager for Prevention – Home Safety Lauren Woodward said: “Prevention work is at the core of all fire and rescue service work. By visiting homes and providing practical help and advice to our local communities, our aim is to help people in Merseyside be aware of potential dangers and reduce their risk of fire in their homes. Our crews enjoy working within the community and meeting and helping those who live in their local areas.

“Another priority during this home fire safety campaign was ensuring local residents have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and carbon monoxide alarms if they have fuel burning appliances such as boilers, open fires and wood burners. We encourage people test these regularly to ensure they’re working correctly.”

For fire safety advice, or if you do not have working smoke alarms in your home, please call 0800 731 5958. You can complete a free online home fire safety check here or call 0800 731 5958 to book a visit.