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RoSPA aims to extinguish Christmas electrical fires

25th September 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Scotland is set to tackle electrical fires in homes over Christmas.

This is thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), with RoSPA standing as one of the successful applicants for the Fire Safety Fund. It aims to support fire prevention in Scottish communities.

Carlene McAvoy, community safety development officer at RoSPA Scotland, said: "We want everyone to have a safe and happy Christmas, but there are many fire hazards in the home and accidents involving electrical festive items can easily happen."

Ms McAvoy went on to say that people are 50 per cent more likely to die in a house fire over Christmas than at any other time of year.

She continued by saying the money will help to spread important messages regarding electrical safety.

In its latest round of awards, the ESC has provided nearly £25,000 to seven Scottish organisations.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801641871-ADNFCR


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