The Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade is going to purchase and install long-life photo-electric smoke detectors in every residential house and sports club in Methven. In addition, the Fire Brigade will also inform every household about fire safety procedures. NZCT awarded $10,000 to make this important project possible.
Selwyn Allred, Chief Fire Officer at Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade said, “Thanks to the grant from NZCT we can create safer homes in Methven. We will install long-life photo-electric smoke detectors with batteries that last for up to 10 years. People don’t have to worry about changing the batteries regularly.”
Informing the community on fire safety procedures, such as fire prevention and actions to take in instances of fire, is also an important part of this project for the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade. “Nowadays children at schools get good education about fire safety, but our experience is that adults don’t know much about it. That’s why three members of our Fire Brigade go to every location in August and September. One of them is responsible for installing the smoke detector and the other ones will advise every household on how they can make their house more fire safe. All the 24 members of the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade are involved in this project and we all look forward to making this community safer,” said Selwyn Allred.