VIDEO: Fire safety training in Worthing

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BEING a firefighter isn’t just about putting out flames and rescuing people.

A large part of the fire service’s role is working in the community, giving safety and fire prevention information to residents and businesses, potentially saving lives before disaster strikes.

Firefighter Gavin Ross shows the Herald & Gazette's Shirley Coller how to put out the flames

Firefighter Gavin Ross shows the Herald & Gazette's Shirley Coller how to put out the flames

Some people are eligible for free home fire safety visits from firefighters, while fire safety courses are available to businesses.

On Thursday, Gavin Ross, a firefighter with Worthing fire station’s red watch, took some of the Herald & Gazette team through a lesson in fire safety at work and in the home.

The session included fire extinguisher training, which is captured in the video, as well as safety information.

• For a feature on the fire service’s safety campaigns, see this week’s Herald and Littlehampton Gazette, on sale Thursday, July 11.