Health Aware, Fire Wise

HertsFireServiceThe Health, Safety & Lunch day held at the Holywell was a success drawing together people from across the community and across generations – a Japanese student said “I ate Caribbean food for the first time. It was nice. I like it.” and another attendee stated “My Grandma brought me to learn how to keep myself safe in a fire”.

The day began with former social worker and MacMillan Manager, Fiona McNab, explaining the support and information she and her team of twenty volunteers provide Cancer sufferers and their families – to ensure that they do not feel isolated and alone at a time of crisis. The presentation was followed by Juddy Otti, representing Herts Aid. Juddy highlighted Herts Aid’s drive to increase awareness of HIV and sexual health in the community – subject matters which are not often talked about in an informed, honest and open manner.

The talks were followed by traditional Caribbean cuisine and then a keynote presentation from Karen Valencia, Watch Commander of Herts Fire & Rescue Service in conjunction with Tracey Folds, Watford’s local Home Fire Risk Assessor. The audience learned who was most at risk, safety tips and the importance of a well-practiced fire plan. Tracey also confirmed that a free home fire safety check can be conducted during the day, evenings or weekends and fire safety equipment may be available free. To learn more download the document.

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