The Fire & Rescue Service is urging people to attend their annual Fire Safety Open Nights at Fire Stations during Fire Safety Week, October 5-11.
Nights will be held locally at Ballymena Fire Station on Monday, October 5, from 5.30-8pm and Antrim on Wednesday, October 7, from 5.30-8pm.
The theme for this year’s Fire Safety Week 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.
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.
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.
A NIFRS spokesperson said: “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.”