Visit to increase fire safety


NSW Fire and Rescue joined forces with the Lebanese Muslim Association to raise fire safety awareness.

Story appeared in: Torch | August 22nd, 2017



A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of the importance of smoke alarms within multicultural communities, continued over the weekend with 30 firefighters visiting Lakemba.
Fire and Rescue NSW's Community Fire Safety Checks on Sunday, resulted in the installation of 46 smoke alarms in the area, as well as replacing a number of batteries.
Superintendant Adam Dewberry said NSW Fire and Rescue joined forces with the Lebanese Muslim Association to raise awareness in Hamden and McDonald streets, Lakemba.
"We brought six fire trucks into the two streets. It was a huge success," Supt Dewberry said.
"We identified high risk areas with a lower number of residents who have English as their first language."
Sup Dewberry said that while some residents were apprehensive when greeted at the door by firefighters, they were in the main thankful for the advice and tips - especially the free smoke alarms.
"We also provide literature and advice on how to make their homes safe against fires. "When we leave a house, especially with children, the visits can be very rewarding," he said.
Supt Dewberry said further Community Fire Safety Checks were planned for the Canterbury Bankstown areas in the coming months.



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