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Seaside safety success

More than 180 smoke alarms have been installed in homes at two seaside holiday parks following community day of action.

Maldon firefighters teamed up with an ECFRS community safety team by knocking on 250 doors at Mill Beach Seaside Resort and Barrow Marsh Caravan Park, in Heybridge, on Saturday, May 28.

The day included giving carbon monoxide guidance, indoor and outdoor safety advice and information on escape plans to people living at both complexes.

The project was undertaken following a fire at the Mill Beach site on April 30 this year, in which a caravan was destroyed.

Station Officer Martin Cable, of Maldon Fire Station, said: “The day of action was a major success with well over half the properties we visited having a working smoke alarm installed.

“We were surprised by the number of smoke alarms that we needed to fit and I am confident they will be maintained and regularly checked.

“Everyone worked hard to complete the installations in just one day and I am delighted that we have made both communities safer places to live.”

If you have holiday home and would like a free safety check, visit http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/Home_Fire_Safety/.

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