Businesses in Peterborough are being offered the chance to attend a free drop-in session to find out more about fire safety.
Today’s open door event at Stanground fire station is being run as part of a week-long national campaign – supported by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The move comes as figures show almost half of accidental fires in commercial premises over the past five years have happened in Peterborough and Cambridge.
The majority involved wiring, cabling and plugs.
Free drop in sessions will run on the following days and locations:
· Tuesday, September 6, at Stanground Fire Station, Belle Vue, Stanground, 10am- 3pm.
· Wednesday, September 7, at South Cambridgeshire District Council offices, Cambourne, 10am-4pm
· Wednesday, September 7, at Wisbech Fire Station, Churchill Road, Wisbech, 10am-2pm.
· Thursday, September 8, at St Neots Fire Station, Huntingdon Street, St Neots, 10am-3pm
· Thursday, September 8, at Ely Fire Station, Egremont Street, Ely, 10am-4pm.
· Friday, September 9, at Huntingdon Fire Station, Hartford Road, Huntingdon, 10am-3pm
· Friday, September 9, at Cambridge Fire Station, Parkside, Cambridge, 10am-3pm.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service hosts regular business safety seminars and is running two special seminars to mark the national safety week.
The free two-hour business fire safety seminars aim to give a brief explanation of the Fire Safety Order and the requirements of a fire risk assessment. They are taking place:
– At 9am, Thursday, September 8, at Stanground Fire Station, Peterborough
– At 10am, Tuesday, September 13, at Parkside Place Community Fire and Rescue Station, Cambridge.
The seminars are free to attend but booking is required. To book, call 01480 444500 or log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk.