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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters Join Tot Time!

The risk reduction team at Lichfield Fire Station have been giving talks to parents at Baby, Bounce and Rhyme groups about fire safety.

"Being able to have home safety checks from the fire and rescue service is something that a lot of our parents knew nothing about."

Yvonne Smith, Team Leader of Children and Young People from Staffordshire County Council

The first talk took place yesterday at Shenstone Library and a second talk took place at Lichfield Library. Over 100 people attended the talks and 25 people booked a free Home Fire Risk Check appointment before leaving.

A third session is planned for May 21st again at Lichfield Library, during Tot-Time and parents are welcome to attend from 10.45am.

Carmel Warren, Lichfield Risk Reduction Manager said: "So far the talks have been a great success and the parents who did not make an appointment for a free Home Fire Risk Check on the day took away cards with the details on so we hope to be hearing from some of those people soon."

The talks covered general fire safety guidance such as not leaving cooking unattended, making sure cigarettes, candles and incense sticks are extinguished properly, keeping lighters and matches out of the reach of children and closing doors before going to bed.

Yvonne Smith, Team Leader of Children and Young People from Staffordshire County Council said: "This was a great opportunity for our parents, who attend our weekly children’s activities, to pick up information about home safety.

"Being able to have home safety checks from the fire and rescue service is something that a lot of our parents knew nothing about. Running the talks during Adult Learners Week has hopefully helped parents and carers to pick up some important information."