Dolly with Lichfield firefighter Chris Ward
Dolly with Lichfield firefighter Chris Ward

A former fire service worker has been rolling back the years by spreading the safety message.

A recent talk by firefighters at Lichfield Library saw them meet Dolly, a woman who played her part with the fire service during World War Two.

And great-grandmother Dolly agreed to help Watch Manager Carmel Warren spread Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s most important fire safety messages.

The 88-year-old said:

“I think the fire service do a wonderful job helping people. A lot of people can’t get out and about so it’s lovely the firefighters take the time to come and see you at home.”

Carmel added:

“Dolly has been a great help, agreeing to be involved in the Young at Heart, Safe at Home campaign which raises awareness regarding certain fire safety issues, helping us point residents in the right direction. With Dolly’s help we hope to reach vulnerable members of our community who need fire safety advice.

“The presentation at Lichfield Library was a great success and has raised awareness of how we can help people to make them safe and secure in their own homes. Other community groups are now showing a keen interest in what we do and we have organised talks and presentations for them.”


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