NI Fire and Rescue Service

Mark McWhirter, Watch Commander, introduced himself with a short description of his 20 years experience in the Fire Service. Like many other fields of endeavour, codes of practice have changed dramatically over that time.

Mark went on to use a computer presentation with slides and video clips to illustrate his “Home Fire Safety Advice”. The main points were introduced by the simple acrostic S T O P
Smoke Alarm
Test Alarm Weekly
Obvious Dangers
Plan Your Escape – these points were then expanded on in some detail.

Mark made us aware of a number of services provided by NI Fire & Rescue Service including free home fire safety check. You may request this free service on line (click the NIFRS above) or
Telephone 028 9260 0477. Dependant on circumstances, some may qualify to have free fire alarms provided and fitted.

Some leaflets were available for those who were present on the day. If you missed out, go to Home Fire Safety AdviceĀ .

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