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Fire Service and partners visit 800 homes in Burnham-on-Crouch

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service worked with Essex Police, Maldon District Council and social isolation organisation United in Kind to hold a two day Safe, Well and Secure event in Burnham-on-Crouch.

Held on 2 and 3 September, the event saw the Service’s Operational Risk Team for North Essex and firefighters from Burnham and Tillingham Fire Station team up with partners to door knock at 800 homes in the town.

The team spoke about the Fire Service’s offer of free smoke alarms to those without them and to give crime prevention advice. The team also signposted residents to local support services.

During the multi-agency event, 325 residents spoke to the team.

Nick Singleton, Operational and Community Risk Manager for North Essex said: “This was a wonderful example of how moving forward from the Covid-19 lockdown, that we’re able to engage with residents of Essex to identifying risk and make sure they are safe.

“We’ll be holding more Safe, Well and Secure events across Essex but I’d urge you to make sure you have working smoke alarms before we need to visit. If you or someone you know doesn’t have a working smoke alarm on every floor of the home, we’ll come and fit them for free. Book a free home fire safety visit online at essex-fire.gov.uk/book or by calling 0300 303 0088.”

Do you live or work within 5 minutes of Tillingham or Burnham Fire Station?

Firefighters at these stations are on-call firefighters who are paid to protect their community. They respond to incidents when paged and make their way to the station within 5 minutes. Could you be an on-call firefighter? Find out more about the role at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call 


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