Suella discusses fire safety with Hampshire fire chief

Suella Braverman and Hampshire’s Chief Fire Officer have met to discuss the service’s efforts on preventing fires in Fareham and the wider region.

Meeting at Fareham Fire Station alongside Watch Manager Simon Bates and local councillors Pam Bryant and Louise Clubbley, Mrs Braverman was given a tour of the station to see what resources were available to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to tackle fires and conduct rescue operations as well as to discuss efforts to prevent fires.

Chief Fire Officer Neil Odin said:

“Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service remains focused on preventing fires and other incidents that affect our communities.

“Meeting our local MPs is a vital part of keeping in touch with national policy as well as reassuring them about our organisational progress.” 

Commenting, Suella Braverman MP said:

“My visit to Fareham Fire Station was very useful and it was hugely interesting and reassuring to see the resources available to tackle fires and conduct rescue operations.

“It’s very important that we all take simple steps to reduce the risk of fire, including checking smoke alarms and using electrical and gas appliances in a responsible and safe way so that flammable materials are not at risk of catching fire.

“The visit was very enjoyable and I commend Chief Fire Officer Neil Odin and his teams across Hampshire for the service they provide and their willingness to stand in harm’s way.”