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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire Service Teams Up With County Mobile Library

19/10/2009

Fire fighter gives fire safety advice to member of public
Fire fighter out on the mobile library giving out home safety advice

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is assisting a pilot scheme to provide Lichfield district residents with crucial fire safety advice.

Risk Reduction Manager at Lichfield Fire Station, Carmel Warren, will be touring the district with the County Mobile Library to educate people living in rural areas on the potential dangers and hazards which may lurk in their home.

"To reach those residents living in rural locations, our aim is 'if you can’t come to us we can come to you,"

Risk Reduction Manager at Lichfield Fire Station, Carmel Warren

“Lichfield district covers 110-square miles so pro-active campaigning like this highlights our commitment to serving the community the best way we possibly can.

“The pilot scheme launches on Thursday, October 22nd, when the mobile library will tour Fradley and this will be followed by a second outing on November 4th. If the pilot scheme is successful we would roll it out to other parts of the county.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Library Services, said: “We hope this will help us to reach some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

“Many of our service users are young families and older people with mobility problems. 

“Carmel approached us with the intention of getting into Lichfield’s rural communities using our mobile library.

“We are very pleased to be working with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to get help out to these parts of the community.”