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Local communities reassured by GMFRS

RESIDENTS across Greater Manchester have been receiving reassurance from fire safety staff following fires in the community.

A team of community safety advisors and volunteers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have been out in force following fires in Crumpsall and the Christie Hospital in Withington.

The team have been giving fire safety advice to residents and carrying out Safe and Well visits, fitting several smoke alarms and helping people stay safe in their homes.

Roberta McIntosh was one of the community safety advisors helping in Withington. She said: “We tried to visit as many houses as possible around the Christie Hospital to give safety advice and make sure people are OK.

“Anyone who wasn’t in when we called received a card with advice through their door. It was a busy couple of days helping out. We’ve fitted a lot of smoke alarms!”

Fire service staff are calling on residents to make sure they have correctly fitted and working smoke alarms on each floor of their property.

Clare Platt, Community Safety Manager for Manchester, added: “We carry out these visits to make sure that people who live close to where an incident has happened are safe and help with any fears people may have.

“We give advice on what to do in case of an incident, such as a fire, but also how people can prevent incidents happening. Our community safety and volunteer teams do an excellent job in helping communities all across Greater Manchester in whatever way they can to make them as safe as possible.

"You can do your bit too by testing your smoke alarm and getting in touch with us about someone you think is vulnerable and would benefit from a Safe and Well visit.”

If you would like to book a Safe and Well find further information on our website or call 0800 555 815.

Last update: 09/05/2017 08:42:39
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