How to identify those at risk and how to prevent a fire in the home is part of a new fire safety campaign being launched by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service aimed at community group representatives.
A public meeting will be held at Ludlow fire station on April 17 and at Oswestry Fire Station on April 26 when fire officers will inform people about the availability of free home fire safety checks and free smoke detectors for elderly and vulnerable residents.
“We are holding fire safety awareness sessions for people who run community groups or who work with the elderly and vulnerable members of the public around the county this month,” said Phil Clarke, Group Manager in Fire Prevention.
“We want to let as many community organisations as possible know just what the fire and rescue service can offer people who are at risk from fire in the home.”
A short presentation lasting 45 minutes will include profiles of those at risk, why and when they are at risk and how accidental house fires can be prevented. The sessions both start at 7.15pm.