Firefighting tips with the shopping

Kirsty Stringer and her son Alfie, two, meeting firefighter Ian Sinfield. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C140444-2
Kirsty Stringer and her son Alfie, two, meeting firefighter Ian Sinfield. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C140444-2

FIRE-safety tips were on the list for shoppers at Sainsbury’s this week.

Firefighters were out setting up shop and offering fire-safety tips to everyone who came.

There was also a collection for the Fire Fighters charity, which raised £863 over Friday and Saturday (April 4 and 5).

Firefighter Ian Sinfield of blue watch was there, helping customers climb on board and take a closer look.

He said: “This is an ideal opportunity to get out and about to talk to residents as they go about their routine business, about the protection and prevention work we do in the community.

“We have a range of practical advice and tips to offer the public on safety matters including home fire safety checks for the over-65s, electrical fire safety, cooking with care and how to stay to safe on the roads.”

He also urged anyone who knew someone without a working smoke alarm to encourage them to get one fitted.

The crew were there to urge people to stay safe in their homes and on the county’s roads.

Home fire safety checks were on offer, where firefighters can visit a home by appointment to offer advice on how to prevent fires, what to do should a fire break out and, where appropriate, fit smoke detectors. Call freephone 0800 328 6487 to request a check, or visit www.westussex.gov.uk/fire for more information.