Call to fight fires in Hitchin

HERTS fire service is calling for volunteers to help save lives. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for volunteers in Hitchin to give their time to a new safety scheme aimed at preventing fires in the home and educating people about the d

HERTS fire service is calling for volunteers to help save lives.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for volunteers in Hitchin to give their time to a new safety scheme aimed at preventing fires in the home and educating people about the dangers of arson.

Chief fire officer, Roy Wilsher, said: "Our volunteers will complement the work of our dedicated crews of fire fighters, delivering community safety initiatives and helping to build even closer community links. By getting local people involved we hope to get important fire safety information to people who can be difficult to reach."

Volunteers are asked to contribute around six hours per month, or as much time as they are able to give, and will attend community events, support campaigns and encourage householders to book a free safety check.


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Keith Emsall, county council executive member for community safety and culture, said: "The work of these volunteers will be vital in helping keep our communities safe and reducing the number of preventable deaths and injuries.

"Volunteers are already providing a valuable role in other parts of the county and we're keen to achieve the same in Hitchin. I would encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to apply to this challenging, but rewarding scheme."

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To find out more call Hitchin Fire Station on 01462 666802 or email vivienne.kent@hertscc.gov.uk

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