Michelle and Paul’s fast action minimises fire damage

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end

Scott Adams

Michelle and Paul’s fast action helped minimise the fire and smoke damage to the property

Whilst carrying out her routine visits on Linden Avenue on the Duchy estate in Salford, trainee resident liaison officer, Michelle Bailey, noticed smoke coming from a window from one of the houses.

It looked like there was no one at home so Michelle acted quickly, contacting the fire brigade and the neighbours.  She then raised the alarm with the site management team.

Site Supervisor, Paul Wiseman, was quick on the scene, alerting neighbours to the hazard, and marshalling parked cars to make way for fire vehicles on the usually packed Linden Avenue.

Before the Fire Brigade arrived, Paul had cleared the avenue of all parked cars and had got information about people in and around the property to further assist the Fire Officers.

Within five Minutes of making the call, the Fire Brigade were on site and had a clear path without obstruction to deal with the fire. They were given vital information that there was nobody inside and at any risk to help speed up their job.

The fire officers entered the property and extinguished the fire that was just starting to take  hold of an arm chair and a rug in the lounge.

Fortunately nobody was in the property and the property and most of its contents were saved from any smoke or major fire damage.

Well done to both Paul and Michelle for acting so quickly and being professional in their duties.