Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Community work following house fire in Basildon

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have visited hundreds of homes in Basildon following a serious house fire in Beambridge yesterday (Monday 1 May).

The team of sixteen firefighters and community safety officers have knocked on over 200 doors and spoken to local residents to give home fire safety and smoke alarm advice.

Community Engagement Officer Paul Fenwick said:

“We are here today to reassure residents following the serious house fire yesterday.

“Our team has knocked on hundreds of doors, given safety advice, checked peoples’ smoke alarms and fitted many new smoke alarms to people who didn’t have any or their old ones were not working. We also fitted smoke alarms in properties where the old alarms were not in the right location.

“We hope these lifesaving checks will reassure residents and keep the community safer."

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 safety visit call us today on 0300 303 0088 or visit our website.

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