Welcome from the Chief Fire Officer
Autumn has arrived and this month we’re encouraging residents to keep basic fire safety advice in mind before lighting their fires for the first time.
This advice coincides with annual Chimney Safety Week ( 5th – 12th of September), which encourages residents to be mindful of fire safety as temperatures begin to fall.
Most chimney fires are preventable – but our firefighters were called to 172 chimney fires last year.
We did see a reduction in the number of chimney fires we attended compared to the previous year, and it is good to see that the fire safety messages we promoted were effective.
Again, this year we would like to remind the public about the importance of keeping yourself and your family safe by reducing the risk of fires.
The most common causes of chimney fires are inadequately sized or poorly installed appliances, blocked chimneys and the use of wet wood in burners.
There are a number of precautionary measures which can be taken to ensure you and your household are as safe as possible when lighting fires at home.
I would like to ...
Home Safety Week - reduce the chance of a fire in your homePosted 27 September 2016 14:27 Read
Local school first in North Wales to have sprinklers fully installedPosted 26 September 2016 13:13 Read
Woman in serious condition following rescue from house fire in WrexhamPosted 24 September 2016 09:52 Read
Celebrate Wrexham’s new ambulance and fire station at community open dayPosted 23 September 2016 08:49 Read
Wrexham’s Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre officially openedPosted 23 September 2016 08:47 Read
‘Affordable fire and rescue services for North Wales’ – details of public consultation announcedPosted 20 September 2016 11:13 Read
Third phase of retained firefighter recruitment campaign announcedPosted 19 September 2016 14:32 Read