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Hereford Diamond Day

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Pete Hope, Community Safety Advisor with HWFRS, said: "As expected, literally thousands of people turned out to get a glimpse of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, and enjoy the excitement of the day.

We were pleased that so many visitors stopped by at our stand, taking an interest in our burnt room display and our smoke house, which highlight the risks of a fire in the home and the importance of having working smoke alarms installed."

He said that as well as encouraging people to think more closely about fire safety in the home, road safety and water safety were also promoted, as was the importance of having chimneys swept regularly to help avoid the risk of a chimney fire.

He passed on his thanks to the Community Safety Volunteers who helped on the stand, saying: "As always, our volunteers played a key role in the success of the day and we are hoping to recruit more volunteers from the Herefordshire area to help us with community events like this, as well as with Home Fire Safety visits and role play during our operational training exercises.

"It's rewarding work and a fantastic way of getting more involved in your local community, so if you are interested but didn't manage to catch us at the stand today, please give us a call instead."

To find out about the role of Community Safety Volunteer with HWFRS, call 01905 368228 or email judall@hwfire.org.uk .