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Suffolk Fire Service on the hunt for more community volunteers

PUBLISHED: 17:35 18 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:35 18 March 2017

Matthew Hicks.

Matthew Hicks.

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A new campaign has been launched to try to find volunteers to make Suffolk safer from the risk of fire.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is currently looking for Community Fire Volunteers to share safety advice in their area, visiting elderly and vulnerable people in their homes to undertake a Safer Home Visit for them, fitting smoke alarms if required and offering fire safety advice.

Community Fire Volunteers are also involved in other ways, such as attending events or giving talks to groups about fire safety.

Matthew Hicks, Suffolk’s cabinet member for public protection, said: “Our Community Fire Volunteers are a fantastic resource.

“The volunteers we have at the moment deliver an excellent service and speak of the pride they have in ensuring a safer community and we would welcome more people signing up to pass on vital fire safety messages to those in their area.”

Applicants must be 18 or over and be available for at least 12 hours every month. Volunteers will receive ongoing training and uniform for when they are on duty. Support will also be given to extend their skills and expenses will be paid to cover any costs.

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