Fire Service issue reminder ahead of safety week

Norfolk fire service has issues a safety warning ahead of Fire Door Safety Week. Photo: Denise Bradl

Norfolk fire service has issues a safety warning ahead of Fire Door Safety Week. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Workers and residents are being reminded by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service the importance of ensuring fire doors fitted at buildings across the county are kept shut.

Next week is National Fire Door Safety Week which aims to give the message that fire doors save lives and property.

The campaign aims to engage and educate building owners and users on how to use the doors properly and is being backed by Norfolk Fire Service.

Garry Collins, head of fire protection and prevention said: 'Fire doors are proven to reduce the risk of fires spreading and increase the chance of people evacuating a building quickly and safely.

'But they are no use if they are propped open as an acceptable management practice. If members of the public or staff see doors propped open, particularly at night, they should close them and report the problem to the responsible person for the building.'

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