BOOST FOR FIRE SAFETY IN CENTRAL SCOTLAND AS NUMBER OF HOME VISITS RISES
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:42
LOCAL RESIDENTS URGED TO ARRANGE FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY VISIT
SNP MSP Angus MacDonald has welcomed new statistics showing an increase in the number of Home Fire Safety Visits in Central – and has paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of Scotland’s fire service.
New figures show that the number of Home Fire Safety Visits in Scotland rose from 56,251 in 2012-13 to 70,686 in 2013/14 – including a rise from 1370 to 3450 in Central Scotland.
Commenting, Mr MacDonald said:
“The men and women working in Scotland’s fire service do excellent work in our communities to promote safety and prevent fires – and these figures are a welcome example of their hard work paying off.
“Over the year we saw the number of Home Fire Safety Visits in Scotland rise by almost 15,000 – including an increase of 2080 in Central Scotland.
“One death from fire is one too many so the fact that more people in our community are benefiting from home fire safety visits is welcome news - and I would encourage everyone in my Falkirk East Constituency to arrange their free Home Fire Safety Visit today.”
You can arrange a home safety inspection by calling the local Fire Station at Westfield on 01324 629121, texting FIRE to 80800, or by completing an on-line form https://cset.firescotland.gov.uk/Public/HFSV/RequestVisit