Firefighters on duty over the new year had their hands full answering several call outs and attending incidents reported throughout the county of Norfolk.
A blaze that broke out at a commercial property located in Great Yarmouth saw dedicated fire crews arrive on site in the early hours on New Year’s Day. The crews from Yarmouth’s fire station were called to the Northgate Street building just before 2.15am. However, the blaze had already been successfully extinguished by the time they arrived.
Before leaving the site, they used specialist fire services equipment, including a thermal imaging camera, to locate any remaining hot spots and ensure the building was safe.
Enterprises or individuals responsible for a commercial building must ensure appropriate fire safety measures are in place on site to protect both the property and the people using it. For larger properties, this may involve installing multiple smoke detectors or a fire alarm system. Companies planning a fire alarm installation in Chester, Yarmouth and other parts of the UK can rely on qualified electricians to fit new devices and systems or upgrade existing ones.
Along with the Yarmouth fire, Norfolk firefighters also extinguished a vehicle fire in Norwich’s St Mildreds Road, with hose reel jets on New Year’s Day, and at 11.51pm on New Year’s Eve, they attended a reported domestic fire on Downham Market’s Railway Road. Two appliances were despatched from Methwold and Kings Lynn, respectively. However, on arrival, firefighters discovered that the incident was a false alarm.