The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Firefighte­rs to offer advice in bid to help vulnerable people

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Firefighte­rs in Perth and Kinross will this week be deployed to protect vulnerable people, as part of a nationwide “week of action” aimed at preventing accidental house fires.

The move follows a recent appeal from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) for the public to help it reach those most likely to be killed or injured as a result of fire in the home.

Colin Grieve, local senior officer for Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee, said: “Between January and May, 28 people lost their lives as a result of fires in Scotland and June has so far seen two more fatalities.

“We know many fires where someone is killed or injured could have been prevented and our crews are reaching out with advice.”

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