Community Fire Safety advocate Muhammad Sajid Younis on his rounds in Wellington
...Community Fire Safety advocate Muhammad Sajid Younis on his rounds in WellingtonCommunity Fire Safety advocate Muhammad Sajid Younis on his rounds in WellingtonWellington householders are warming to the idea of fire safety in the home with the help of Muhammad Sajid Younis, a multi lingual advocate from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.Kashmir born Muhammad, a geography teacher from Islamabad now living in Wellington, has been hired part-time by the service to boost community fire safety in the area as part of a county wide education campaign.He
has experienced scorching success as he
arrives on the doorsteps of Wellington homes.In just one week he
has fitted 50 new smoke alarms to properties - supporting the fire service's very successful campaign which has seen house fires tumble across the county over the past few years.
"The response from the Wellington community has been tremendous.I have been welcomed into homes.People are very pleased that they are being made more safe from fire as a result of this campaign by the fire service," said Muhammad
, who speaks a number of languages including Urdu and Punjabi.Mohammad
has used the local mosque and shops to raise awareness of his
home safety checks.Word is slowly getting around and the response can be seen on the doorstep where Mohammad
is warmly welcomed.
..."Our aim is to visit all homes within the Wellington area over a rolling programme and Muhammad is an excellent advocate who is helping us to accomplish this," said Rabinder Dhami, Community Fire Safety Team Leader with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.