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Fire safety day in Jaywick

Yesterday (Thursday March 31) Essex County Fire and Rescue Service visited over 260 homes in Jaywick to fit smoke alarms and give home fire safety advice.

The team consisted of home fire safety technicians, parish volunteers, community builders, community safety officers, community safety managers and firefighters from Clacton Red Watch.

The aim of the day was to engage with as many people in Jaywick as possible and to check they all had working smoke alarms.

Ben Woodfield, ECFRS Community Safety who organised the day said:

“Jaywick is the most deprived area in the UK and although we have already been doing a lot of work in the area, we know there are still a lot of people we need to reach. We organised this day so that we could get to as many homes as possible and check they have a working smoke alarm.

“We visited 268 homes in the Brooklands area of Jaywick and fitted 45 smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. We also gave tailored home fire safety advice about electrical fire safety, smoking and escape plans to every home we visited.

“The day was a brilliant success and we will now be looking to do it in other areas of Essex.”

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants 100% of homes in Essex to have a working smoke alarm. To get your FREE smoke alarm and home fire safety visit call us on 0300 303 0088 or visit our website: www.essex-fire.gov.uk.

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