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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Almost 100 People Book HFRCs Following Fatal House Fire

02/02/2012

Following a fire on Cherry Tree Road in Stapenhill last week, local firefighters spent the last 11 days knocking on doors in the immediate area offering residents free Home Fire Risk Checks.

"If they knock on your door or you see them and haven’t had your free Home Fire Risk Check then please accept our offer."

Station Manager, Dermot Hogan

As part of the Service’s ‘After the Fire’ initiative, when there has been a house fire firefighters visit nearby homes to let people know about the fire and offer advice and a free Home Fire Risk Check.

Station Manager, Dermot Hogan said: "We have had an excellent response to our ‘After the Fire’ work and over the last week firefighters have carried out 96 free Home Fire Risk Checks.

"From those checks, four people have been identified as being particularly vulnerable and so work has already begun alongside partner agencies to provide them with the help they need."

Firefighters attended another house fire yesterday, on Branston Road, which hospitalised a 53-year-old woman who had attempted to tackle the fire herself.

Dermot added: "Crews will be returning to the Branston Road area today and will also be out and about again this weekend in the Branston Road and Cherry Tree Road area. If they knock on your door or you see them and haven’t had your free Home Fire Risk Check then please accept our offer. We just want to help to keep you safe in your home and we don’t want it to take another fatal fire for people to listen to our advice."