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A firefighter's Christmas wish list

A close-up of firefighter Laura stood in her kit holding her helmet.

We’ve asked one of our firefighters, Laura, what her Christmas wishes are. 

She’s given us a list of ‘gifts’ she’d love for you to purchase. For yourself, or to give to loved ones, to help keep everyone safe from fire all year round. Here’s what she says…

9. Book a free home safety visit

One final ‘gift’ on my wish list is for you to encourage your family members (in particular, those who are vulnerable or live alone) to book in for a free home fire safety visit. 

One of my lovely colleagues – a specially trained home fire safety technician – will come and visit the home and help you with some simple steps to reduce the risk of fire. They’ll also be able to advise on escape routes in the event of a fire, and help with smoke alarms and other fire safety equipment (which they’ll supply free of charge if the resident needs it).  

Find out more about home fire safety visits and how to request one

Laura is an on-call firefighter based at Newton Abbot Fire Station – find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter.