Fire service help to make Margam a safer place
THE fire service and police have teamed up in a bid to make Margam a safer place.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Afan Tawe Nedd Neighbourhood Watch and South Wales Police have joined forces for a joint initiative which seeks to protect homes against the risk of fire and crime.
An event has taken place at Ysgol Coed Hirwaun, where the fire service's community bus was on hand to help get the public involved.
The school's education officer, Julian Austin, gave a talk to the youngsters who attended and was accompanied by Port Talbot's fire engine and crew who showed the children the fire engine and its equipment.
The partnership delivered 450 safety packs to the community and encouraged people to test their smoke alarms weekly.
Scores of people also signed up for a free Home Fire Safety Check (HFSC).
Firefighter Andrew Hearne said: "The event was a huge success and takes us another step further in ensuring as many homes as possible in Margam are protected from the dangers of fire.
"Thanks to all those who attended and South Wales Police and Neighbourhood Watch for their assistance."