Fire safety store to open at The Hildreds Centre, Skegness

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A specialist fire safety store will be opening in Skegness tomorrow (Monday), offering residents and holidaymakers advice on how to stay safe in the home.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be taking over a vacant unit in the Hildreds Centre for a month, offering visitors a chance to learn more about fire safety, the importance of smoke alarms and other invaluable pieces of advice.

Deputy divisional commander Gary Millson 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 to 2pm every day, so please come down, meet the team and find out more about keeping safe in the local community.”

Fire safety experts from the service and partner organisations including Smoke Free Homes, Road Safety Partnership, Lincolnshire Police, First Contact and Young Firefighters, will be on hand throughout the month answering questions and offering advice.

The Hildreds Centre’s manager Pete Roffe says he is pleased to see the vacant unit put to good use.

“We work hard to think of innovative ways to use vacant units to help local organisation,” he said.

“Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be on hand to provide invaluable fire safety advice that will no doubt benefit our shoppers enormously.”

An official opening attended by chief fire officer Mick Green will take place at 2pm on Thursday.