Firefighters Praised For Helping Girl Overcome Her Smoke Alarm Fear
West Sussex firefighters have been praised by the mother of a girl, who they have been helping to overcome a fear of the sound of smoke alarms, after mum Felicity got in touch with the crew.
In 2017, seven-year-old Elsie Williams alerted her mum to a fire in their home when their smoke alarm went off, the fire was extinguished, but since, Elsie has been afraid of the noise of the alarm.
Mum Felicity said: “They prepared some beautiful fire safety messages with her name on it, all personalised. It just made the visit really fun.”
Crew manager Phil Pierpoint, said: “We try to do as much as we can around prevention and community safety, and we really wanted to help Elsie understand how some of this works, as well as the purpose of a smoke alarm and why it is important to have one in your home.”
For more information about smoke alarms, visit: www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/west-sussex-fire-and-rescue-service/home-fire-safety/smoke-alarms/