National Fire Safety Week

Posted October 8th, 2019

This week is National Fire Safety Week. It is jointly run with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and it’s about enhancing fire safety, particularly in the home. I launched the event yesterday in Belfast, you can see pictures here.

This year’s theme, ‘Safer Together’, is a welcome reminder that we all have a part to play to keep ourselves, and each other, safe from the dangers of fire. The campaign not only encourages people to have smoke alarms and test them but also for the wider community to look out for each other – especially those most vulnerable and at risk. This year’s theme asks that communities check in with vulnerable relatives, neighbours and friends and ensure they are mindful of fire safety, have working smoke alarms and have an escape plan in the event of a fire. We can all be ‘safer together’.

The TV and radio advertisement campaign for Fire Safety Week is the beginning of an intensive media advertising campaign, which will run throughout the winter months until spring.

For further information, go here.