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Harlow Ageing Safely Open Day

Harlow Fire Station hosted a special open day on Saturday (July 9) to give advice to people about ageing safely.

Firefighters were joined by representatives from around twenty organisations including other emergency services, health care providers and community groups.

The event provided firefighters with an opportunity to talk to residents about how they can stay safe in their homes especially as they get older. The other agencies at the event also provided information about health care, wellbeing, social care and crime prevention advice.

Harlow Firefighter Jo Taylor said:

“This event was a brilliant success. I am so pleased we managed to get so many partner agencies together at one event with the joint aim of making our communities safer. Our station has already been involved in several projects under the “Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods” programme, and this one was aimed at helping some of our most vulnerable members of our community.

“As well as all the people we were able to give advice to, it was also a brilliant opportunity for all the different agencies to understand how our fire service can support the community in more ways than just putting out fires.”

“I want to thank each and every organisation for coming to our event and I would also like to thank my watch and other members of the Service who helped out on the day”.

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