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Westerham residents will be able to pick up fire safety tips, free safety gadgets and take part in a range of activities in the town centre next week.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent Police, Sevenoaks District Council and others from the Community Safety Partnership will be offering home safety and crime prevention advice to passers-by in Darent car park on Saturday, 16 March from 10am to 2pm.
The day is being arranged by the Council as part of community safety week and will see a number of safety and community organisations present displays to promote health, safety and the work they do within the community.
Westerham Watch Manager, Vicki Brown, said: “It’s a great opportunity for local people to get some practical fire safety advice and we will be reminding them that the most valuable piece of life-saving equipment in any home is a working smoke alarm. These small devices stand guard around the clock and when they sense smoke, sound a shrill alarm, giving people the precious but limited time they need to escape.
“We will also be talking to them about how to prevent a fire and the importance of making fire escape plans that everyone in your home knows.”
The Council’s Member for Community Wellbeing, Cllr Pat Bosley says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to get clued up on safety and have a health check all in one go. Children will love the fun fitness activities and serious advice from safety professionals such as Kent Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Service may prove valuable to adults.”