Firefighters and staff from the Service's Community Safety Team have been out and about in Clifton this morning (Tuesday 22 December) following a fire at a property in Glenloch Drive earlier this week.
The team have been offering fire safety advice and reassurance to local residents after the blaze - which took place on Tuesday evening (20 December) - caused severe damage to the house and neighbouring properties.
As well as offering advice, the team, which included firefighters from West Bridgford Red Watch, have also fitted a total of 15 smoke alarms after noticing a number of properties in the area didn't have any installed.
Off the back of this, Christian Brown, the Station Manager at West Bridgford Fire Station, is urging residents in the area to take a few minutes this Christmas to ensure that they, and their loved ones, have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes.
"Through having a presence in the area following Tuesday's house fire, we've noticed a significant number of people living without working smoke alarms in their homes," he added.
"I can't emphasise enough how important it is to ensure you have these life-saving devices fitted on every level of your home, and that you test them on a weekly basis.
"Without them you won't get that vital early warning should a fire hit in your home, and this can put you in serious danger. I'd really encourage you, whether you live in West Bridgford or further afield, to ensure that not only do you have working alarms, but that your loved ones and neighbours too also."
For more information on home fire safety, please visit our 'Safety in your Home' page here.