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Fire safety campaign targets Mill Hill in Blackburn
2:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS will be handing out smoke alarms and safety advice tomorrow after 26 fires in four months in one part of Blackburn.
Crews will be out and about in the Mill Hill area promoting smoke alarm testing and raising awareness of fire safety in the home.
Between 2pm and 5pm, crews will visit homes to offer advice and provide free smoke alarms.
The mobile fire station will be set up with games and activities for all the family.
Acting crew manager Martin Dillon from Blackburn fire station said: “Over the past four months, we have attend 26 incidents in the Mill Hill area, and recently our fire safety activities have shown that several properties around the Bonsall area have had smoke alarms but they have been inoperable.
“Ultimately, the main message we would like to get across is the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your property.
“We come across examples regularly where people who have working smoke alarms have heard that vital early warning that they provide and managed to get out safely.
“We’re not here to catch people out. We just want to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible from fire and, by speaking to people and tailoring fire safety messages to their needs, we can potentially be giving life-saving advice.”
Home fire safety checks are free to all. Ring 0800 169 11 25 to book one.
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