CANDLE safety lessons were given to shoppers in Salford on
Valentine's Day as part of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Service's (GMFRS) involvement in SNAP week.
Tying in with Cooking Fire Safety Month and with the aim of
keeping romantic candle lit dinners safe, the Community Safety Team
manned a candle safety information stand in Claremont's Co-op.
Teaching safety to romantic shoppers, they were told to never
leave candles unattended and to always place them on a heat
resistant surface in a proper candle holder.
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Later that day, Red Watch at Agecroft took part in SNAP
activities in Claremont's Height Library.
On hand as Fireman Sam was read to children, they were also able
to offer home fire safety tips to parents before giving the
youngsters at 'Story rhyme time' a tour of the fire engine and the
equipment on board.
Watch Manager Dave Campbell said: "The children really seemed to
enjoy learning about the fire engine and fire safety. One or
two of them even made the siren noise while they were inside the
GMFRS join partners including Greater Manchester Police and the
Probation Service in SNAP week (Sustainable Neighbourhood Action
Project) which is led by Salford City Council. It aims to
bring people together to focus on local problems and clean up areas
while targeting criminal activity over a week of action.
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