CHILD Safety Week saw a series of events across
Stockport that crews and community safety staff threw themselves
Firefighters, Community Safety Advisors and Community Action
Team volunteers were on hand at several events across Stockport
with Sure Start Children's Centres to provide vital home safety
advice to parents and carers.
Children got the chance to look round the fire engines and take
part in activities organised by the individual children's centres
as well as meet GMFRS mascot Cracker, the fire safety dog, at some
of the events.
Community Safety Advisor Oliver Harrison said: "Cracker the fire
dog was very busy for Child Safety Week in Bredbury and
"He joined firefighters from Marple and Cheadle to give fire
safety advice to parents and carers of under 5s at Bredbury and
Woodley, and Ladybridge children's centres.
"Volunteers from the Community Action Team were also there to
offer Home Safety Checks to parents and carers.
"Crew Manager Jagjit Dhaliwal from Marple made sure every adult
and child knew the important safety messages from the fire service
by sitting down with every one and reading through each point.
"It was a good week for us to be involved with because it
allowed us to make sure children got to know about GMFRS, our and
safety at a young age.
"Also, because the week was child focused, the parents and
carers were really focused on the fact that our advice was all
about making little ones safer along with them."
GMFRS visited the following places during the week of activity
at the end of June: