One-stop-shop for fire safety opens at Skegness shopping centre
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be opening the doors to a specialist fire safety store at the Hildreds Shopping Centre in Skegness.
From Monday the store will be open for a month and is set to offer the local community and visitors to the area the facility to find out more about fire safety, the importance of smoke alarms, and advice on keeping safe in the home and while on holiday to the area.
Gary Millson, deputy divisional commander at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “We wanted to open a facility in town where we could actively engage with the community and visitors to the area.
“The Hildreds Centre offered us the perfect solution, ideally located in the centre of town. We’re aiming to be open from 10am - 2pm every day, so please come down, meet the team and find out more about keeping safe in your home and in the local community.”
Pete Roffe, The Hildreds shopping centre manager, said: “We work hard to think of innovative ways to use vacant units to help local organisations.
“Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be on hand to provide invaluable fire safety advice that will no doubt benefit our shoppers enormously.”
Partner organisations including Smoke Free Homes, Road Safety Partnership, Lincolnshire Police, First Contact, Connecting Communities and Young
Firefighters will be at the shop during the month to answer questions and give information.
An official opening afternoon will be held on Thursday August 22 at 2pm.
Assistant chief fire officer Mick Green will be there to answer questions as well as officers from Skegness Fire Station.