Firefighters visit George street area of Mansfield to promote fire safety after man was seriously injured in fire last week

Fire and Rescue.
Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be out and about in Mansfield today in an attempt to promote fire safety amongst residents.

The crew will be focussing on the area around George Street after the service was called to a serious house fire on the street last week.

Fire safety advice will be given to people in the area and residents will also be able to have a chat with firefighters who will be on hand throughout the day.

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Station Manager Matt Reavill, the Service’s Head of Community Safety for the north area, said: “When there is a serious house fire in an area – particularly in such a close knit community like this – people are naturally going to be concerned,” said “For this reason our Risk Reduction Officers will be out and about in the area to show a visible fire service presence and to talk to residents and reassure them that house fires can be prevented.

“We want to help people understand how they can reduce the risk of fires in their own homes and if people want to chat about fire safety then we would encourage them to come and see us and we can offer guidance.”

Amongst other topics, the teams will be talking about cooking safely, the importance of smoke alarms, keeping doors closed at night and making sure cigarettes are properly stubbed out and disposed of.

The day of action is also encouraging anybody who thinks they, or somebody they know, would benefit from a NFRS home safety check to contact the safety team on 0800 022 3235.