Fire crews provide safety advice to shoppers at the supermarket
The firefighters in Canterbury, and Folkestone Whitstable will visit supermarkets to spread safety awareness among the shoppers.
Firefighters in Canterbury, and Folkestone Whitstable have teamed up with their local Sainsbury’s stores so that shoppers can do their grocery shopping and pick up vital community safety advice, when crews visit the stores.
The local crews, plus community safety officers will be on hand to advise customers on how to stay safe in their home and on the road.
This partnership forms part of the supermarket chain’s Fire Safety Week initiative, which started on the November 1. It is one of a number of events Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is involved in this winter, aimed at providing safety information and encouraging residents to inform firefighters about any road or fire safety concerns they have.
Key topics of information at the supermarket will be smoke alarm ownership and maintenance, planning escape routes, cooking safely, the dangers of smoking in the home and taking care while driving.
Partnership Manager Stuart Tickle said: "We are really pleased to have teamed up with Sainsbury's and hope our presence this week will help people think about what they can do to reduce their risk from fires and road accidents."
"Events like this are a great way of getting important safety messages directly out to the public and we look forward to meeting the customers this week."
Fire crews were on hand at the store in Reeves Way, Chestfield, on the 1st and 5th November between 10.30am and 3.30pm; at the Folkestone store in Park Farm Industrial Estate on the 1st, 3rd and 4th November between 10.30am and 3.30pm and Kingsmead Road, Canterbury on the 1 and 5 November between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
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