Wennington firefighters visit Randall Court, Rainham, to give fire advice

Firefighters visited a Rainham retirement home to give fire safety advice and chat to tenants.

Last Friday (September 7) the white watch team from Wennington fire station stopped by at Randall Court, Anchor Drive, for coffee, before giving residents advice tailored to their concerns and circumstances.

Watch manager Narinder Dail said: “It’s something we’re trying to do more of within the borough – going out, meeting our community and speaking to them about fire safety.

“After we spoke to all the individuals, they invited us back into their homes and we were able to give them advice based on their disabilities or concerns.

“Some people can’t walk without having some kind of assistance – so we said to them, ‘don’t panic, and don’t try and get out of your home if you’re less mobile – stay in your property and we will come to you’.

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“Elderly people are more vulnerable. It’s always good to go and speak to them – it gives them peace of mind.”

If you would like the fire brigade to make a free fire safety visit to your home, please call 0800 0284428. The brigade can also fit fire alarms free of charge.

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