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Fire Service announce events to mark Fire Safety Week in Ballymena

Station Commander Alan Barr from NIFRS Ballymena District.

This year, Fire Safety Week will take place from 17th to 24th October.

The theme will focus on how the increased cost of living may affect people’s fire safety in their homes this winter.

During Fire Safety Week, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) will be carrying out various presentations and visits within the Ballymena area.

In highlighting the importance of Fire Safety Week, Station Commander Alan Barr from NIFRS Ballymena District said:

‘’Unfortunately, higher home heating bills may mean people use more open fires/stoves, portable heaters and electric blankets. This may increase the risk of accidental house fires. In addition, as people try to make their money go further, they may cook more at home which may also increase the potential for cooking related fires.

"Therefore, during this week, local fire crews will be highlighting the messages of cooking safely; electrical safety; dangers associated with open fires; and the importance of having a working smoke alarm.’’

Fire crews from Ballymena station will be present at the following venues over the course of fire safety week:

• Monday 17 October 2022 (2pm - 3.30pm) Chatty Bench Wellington Street

• Tuesday 18 October 2022 (1.30pm - 3pm) Harryville Community Centre with Good Morning Ballymena

• Wednesday 19 October 2022 (9.50am - 12pm) Blessing Café in Cullybackey

• Thursday 20 October (2.15pm - 4pm) Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership - Broughshane House

• Friday 21 October 2022 (2.40pm - 4pm) Tower Centre Shopping Centre

These messages will also be advertised on television, radio and on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of both NIFRS HQ and NIFRS North.


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