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‘Give us a shed’ plea from fire service

Sheds on fire on Devonport Way, Chorley, in September last year and below, John Taylor

Sheds on fire on Devonport Way, Chorley, in September last year and below, John Taylor

 

Fire service staff have made an unusual appeal in their bid to promote an important safety message.

Lancashire Fire And Rescue Service want to raise awareness of the rise in shed fires.

There have been 59 shed fires in Chorley since 2010.

Staff wanted to film and photograph a shed alight and use the images in fire safety material.

But because firefighters arrive at incidents quickly and put out the flames, there has not been time to produce the images.

They are now planning to burn a shed in the safe environment of their training centre in Euxton - but have not been able to find a shed to use.

John Taylor, fire service press officer, said: “Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has had some success in driving down the numbers of shed fires but we want to do more and have approached the Chorley Guardian and its ever-helpful readers and businesses for help.

“As well as hoping for the donation of a shed, ideally we’d need our benefactor to go the extra mile and deliver it to our training centre too, since the trucks we have are - well - of the fire engine variety.

“We’d make sure that whoever helps us out would get a ring-side seat at the demonstration and our profound thanks for getting behind a very good cause.”

Anyone able to donate a shed can contact John on 01772 866939 or johnjtaylor@lancsfirerescue.org.uk.

 

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