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Kitchen fire safety in Harlow

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service kitchen safety event has resulted in over 100 properties in Harlow receiving safety visits.

The Service’s Community Engagement Team hosted its first Kitchen Fire Safety Roadshow of the summer yesterday (Wednesday, July 27), with the aim of reducing cooking related fires across the County.

Members of the team knocked on 106 doors in the Northbrooks area of the town and gave safety advice to shoppers in Harlow Shopping Centre with support from local Harlow firefighters.

The advice included ways to prevent cooking related fires, with more fires starting in the kitchen than any other room in the home.

Assistant Divisional Officer James Taylor said: “The day was a major success with 38 properties being referred for home safety visits, which will include installing a working smoke alarm in each kitchen.

“Harlow was the first of nine other kitchen fire safety roadshows that we will be holding across Essex over the summer and I'm delighted with the results.

“I would like to thank our Community Engagement Team and Harlow's White Watch for their professionalism and dedication throughout our first summer roadshow.

“I would also like to thank our partners, Essex County Council’s Sensory Team, Rainbow Services and Harlow District Council for supporting us on the day.”

 

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