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Fire safety advice offered at Norfolk libraries

21 November 2018

Community volunteers from Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service will be giving out safety advice to residents around the county in the run up to Christmas.  Some of the service’s regular helpers and local firefighters* will give out a range of safety advice to people using their local library.

“Prevention and protection is a vital part of the work of the service.  Our community volunteers will be making use of the technology we have with virtual reality headsets to educate and inform the public.  Topics will include road safety, home safety and scams awareness.  This is a great way of our services working together to help increase safety in our communities,” said Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Communities Committee.

The project was recently piloted in North Walsham library and will now be rolled out to  libraries in Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Dereham and Norwich.

Garry Collins, Head of Fire Protection and Prevention at Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, said:  “We care about keeping our communities safe, whether people are at home, at work or on the road.  We can offer tips on how to take extra care in the run up to Christmas and our volunteers can chat to people about any fire safety concerns.

“Simple things like reducing clutter around the home, not overloading plug sockets and switching off festive lighting at night and when you leave the house can all help make our homes safer.  We also offer free home fire risk checks to help people plan an escape route from their home in the event of a fire and offer smoke alarms to vulnerable residents.”

The safety roadshow will be at the following places:

All sessions run from 10am to 2pm.

*Firefighters will be attending unless they are called out to an incident.

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