Posted: Thu 30th Jun 2016

MAWWFRS Campaign With South West Wales Media

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 30th, 2016

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with South West Wales Media group this summer, to raise awareness of the importance of fitting a working smoke alarm in your home. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In 2015 there were 601 dwelling fires across Mid and West Wales alone. Of those, 159 occurred in a household that included persons of pensionable age. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In an effort to reduce the number of accidental dwelling fires in 2016, Firefighters and Community Fire Safety staff from the Service will visit domestic properties to provide home fire safety advice and will supply and install a smoke alarm free of charge to those who request one. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These checks are the cornerstone of the proactive role the Service is now adopting in its drive to reduce the deaths and injuries that are caused by accidental fires. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Corporate Head of Prevention and Protection, Mydrian Harries advises the public, ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our Service knows too well the tragedy that can arise from a fire in the home but a working smoke alarm has proven that it raises the alarm early and helps saves lives. I would also urge the public to make sure that they test their smoke alarm weekly and keep them in good working order. In particular, we would like to encourage anyone 55 and over to contact us for a home safety check”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mr Harries added “As part of our successful Home Fire Safety Check, we can fit a FREE smoke alarm in your home, so if don’t have a working smoke alarm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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