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Firefighters host a festive treat for older people

29/11/2013

Firefighters will be giving out top tips on safety during a free festive event aimed at older people in Rugeley.

Crews from the town’s station will be hosting a Christmas party for local residents aged 60 and over on Thursday, December 19.

The celebration will run from 11.30am-3pm at St Joseph’s Community Hall in Lichfield Street.

Guests will be treated to a complimentary lunch and a performance from Chancel Primary School’s choir.

They can also play bingo, costing £2 per person, as well as trying their hand at word searches and enjoying a chat with friends old and new.

The team from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will provide information on potential risks that can be found in the home during the winter including advice on electric blankets, heaters and chimneys.

People will also be able to book a Home Fire Risk Check (HFRC) when firefighters or technicians visit their properties to give advice about fire safety and planning an escape route as well as fitting smoke alarms.

People can also call free-phone 0800 0241 999 to arrange a mutually convenient time for the visit to take place. All firefighters and service technicians carry an I.D card and travel in Service vehicles.

Although checks to the elderly and vulnerable are prioritised, the service is open to everyone.