Man Up group working with Alloa fire station

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Working in partnership to promote our Home fire safety visit.

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Residents of Hawkhill supported by members of the Man Up and Ladies group are working alongside The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Alloa to make their community safer.

Residents, including children, have been round the doors getting the names of their neighbours who would like a free fire safety check.  The checks cover fire alarms and other fire hazards around the home and are carried out free of charge, by local fire officers.  So far around 20 people have signed up for the checks and it is hoped many more will follow.  If you have missed a visit from residents and would like a check please contact either Hawkhill Community Centre on 01259 218139 or The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service free phone 0800 0731 999, visit www.firescotland.gov.uk or talk to your local firefighters.

Station Manager Andy Bennett from Alloa fire station said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Man Up and Ladies Group and to have had 20 residents of Hawkhill sign up for a home fire safety visit already is fantastic. Our Free Home Fire Safety visits include valuable advice on the prevention of fire, the detection of fire should it occur and the formulation of an escape plan for all occupants of the household. This coupled with the free supply and fitting of smoke alarms provides reassurance to all those visited that they themselves can dramatically improve safety of themselves and their family.

“We all know older people who are at risk from fire – it could be a grandmother, aunt, friend or neighbour.  This Christmas Join Scotland’s Fight Against Fire.  If you, or someone you know, is at risk from fire, contact us now."

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Steven Hutton a local resident a member of Man Up says "We are wanting to do anything we can to make sure people are safe in their house from fire, we as local people are able to identify elderly or vulnerable people who might not get the checks done on their own and pass their names on to fire service"

More festive and winter safety advice is available on the SFRS website: www.firescotland.gov.uk. Or follow us on twitter @Scotfire_StgCla or @Scotfire_east

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