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Volunteers fit smoke alarms in 1,500 Essex homes

As part of Volunteers' Week 2020, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is spotlighting its volunteers.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service home fire safety volunteers helped to fit smoke alarms in 1,480 Essex homes between March 2019 and March 2020.

The Service has 22 home fire safety volunteers who visit homes across Essex and install smoke alarms on every level of the home. The team also gives fire safety advice during home fire safety visits.

The volunteers carried out 1,480 home fire safety visits between March 2019 and March 2020 and volunteered 2,326 hours of their time to help ECFRS fit almost 10,000 smoke alarms.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service carried out 7,718 home fire safety visits between March 2019 and March 2020 in total.

Jo Turton, Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive said: “As a service, we are really blessed to have our volunteers who help us day in, day out, year in and year out.

“They could be doing so many more things with their time but they choose to give their time with us to help make their communities as safe as possible and we are truly grateful.”

Smoke alarms save lives and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants everyone in Essex to benefit from having working smoke alarms in their home. If you or someone you know doesn’t have working smoke alarms, the Service will fit them for free during a free home fire safety visit.

Book a home fire safety visit online at www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book or call 0300 303 0088


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