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Fire Damaged Home Open To Educate Community

House Fire at 12 Hudson Ave, Bulls. OH-09-0227-090
House Fire at 12 Hudson Ave, Bulls. OH-09-0227-090

7 May 2009

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea Fire Flight in conjunction with the New Zealand Fire Service are holding an open home at the scene of a recent house fire in Bulls.

Sergeant Shaun Murphy, RNZAF Base Ohakea Fire Safety Officer says the open home at 12 Hudson Avenue, Bulls on Saturday 9 May 2009 from 9.00am to 12.00pm will be a good opportunity for the public to see the devastating impact of a house fire.

“People often don’t realise just how quickly a fire spreads and the need to prepare their families for what to do in the event of a fire."

“By seeing the results of a fire first hand and talking to the Fire Service they can learn valuable information about preventing fires and planning to escape in the event of a fire.”

Ohakea Fire Flight and Fire Service will take families through the house showing them significant points of interest like where and how the fire started, how damage could have been reduced and the impact of smoke and flames.

Fire safety information will be available for people to take away.

“We hope that by holding this open home we can prevent fires like this happening to other families,” says SGT Murphy.

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For more information please contact Anna Sussmilch, Defence Communications Group on 04 496 0286 or 021 676 338.

 

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