Release date: 2 September 2016
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service will be hoping to get residents fired up about fire safety when they take part in a community fun day in Bognor next Saturday (September 10).
The family event, which is being organised by the Bognor Community Action Network, takes place between 10am and 4pm on Hampshire Avenue recreation ground in the Pevensey area of town.
The day will be a perfect opportunity for people to chat informally to their local fire crew and pick up some simple and practical tips on staying safe in their home.
In addition to talking to people about reducing the risk from fire, firefighters will be raising awareness of the life-saving potential of the Service's Home Safety Visits and the availability of specialist fire detection and protection equipment for those who may have difficulty responding to a standard smoke alarm.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Information Bus and Community Volunteers will also be on hand throughout the day so that people can access a host of interactive information on staying safe at home and on the road.
Bognor Fire Station Watch Manager Russ Moore, whose crew will be attending the event, said: “We are always trying to find ways of making home fire safety advice more accessible, particularly for some of our more vulnerable residents, so taking part in a community fun day like this is an important part of our campaign to reduce the number accidental fires that occur in the home.
“We’d encourage people in the local area who have a question or concern about fire safety in their own home, or that of a loved one to come and have an informal chat with us. We would also like to remind people that we offer a free Home Safety Visit service and prioritise people who are over 65 or who have a disability.”
Those who aren’t able to come along to the event can find out more about Home Safety Visits by calling 0845 872 9719 or visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire.