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NIFRS safety at home warning

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has announced new measures to help keep firefighters and the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

The measures include suspending face-to-face fire prevention activities, such as school visits, community engagement sessions, engagement with older people and Home Fire Safety Checks.

NIFRS has said fire safety advice is still available via specialist Prevention and Protection teams, who can be contacted by phoning 02892664221.

Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Alan Walmsley said: "I would like to reassure the community that we have contingency measures in place to help ensure that we can continue to respond to emergency incidents and support partner agencies as and when required.

"As it is likely that over the next while people will be spending more time in their homes, we would like to reiterate the importance of fire safety in the home," he added.

Belfast Telegraph