Station officer Sally Foote returns to Coffs Harbour Fire Station after a callout.
Station officer Sally Foote returns to Coffs Harbour Fire Station after a callout. Rob Wright

Kit to help with trauma after fire

COFFS HARBOUR firefighters are going on the front foot to help residents deal with the trauma of house fires.

Fire crews not only spread the message about how to prevent devastating blazes but they’re now providing information on how you can get back on your feet in the aftermath.

Fire stations across the State are being supplied with kits to help householders recover psychologically and physically from a fire.

The resource kit includes psychological support and contact details, how to prioritise your actions, who to contact, what personal belongings to collect, how to restore property damage after the fire, things to ask your insurer and how to prevent a fire from happening again.

Firefighters will have the kits on their fire trucks so they are readily available for those in need.

“If you have a fire in your home, we don’t just extinguish it,” said Coffs Harbour Fire Station officer Sally Foote.

Fire officers are also gearing up for Seniors Week (March 21 to 28) when they will drive home the message of fire safety and the importance of smoke alarms for elderly residents. For more information, contact Coffs Harbour Fire Station on 6651 6891.



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