Carrick and Whitehead fire stations hosting open nights

Carrickfergus fire station. INCT 03-014-PSB
Carrickfergus fire station. INCT 03-014-PSB

Open nights are to be held in Carrickfergus and Whitehead stations during Fire Safety Week.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is inviting members of the public to attend on the following dates:
Carrickfergus - Monday, October 5, 5:30pm – 8.00pm;

Whitehead - Tuesday, October 6, 5.30pm - 8.00pm.

This year’s campaign centres around the ‘Dangers of Smoking in the Home’ with a focus on trying to reduce accidental house fires which are caused by the careless use or disposal of smoking materials.

In a statement NIFRS explained: “The fire safety open nights are a great opportunity for the local community to meet their local firefighters and get advice on how to make your home safer from the dangers of fire.

“Firefighters will provide advice on the safe disposal of smoking materials (cigarettes, lighters, matches); night time fire safety routines; fire escape plan; smoke alarm testing; candle safety; electrical safety and kitchen fire safety.

“Firefighters not only protect our community but they are also very much part of the community. These open nights at fire stations enable our firefighters to engage with their local community, give out important fire safety information to help keep everyone safe from fire and a range of other emergencies and also be on hand to answer any questions they may have.”

Admission is free.