“We have been working with South Wales Fire and Rescue since Bron Afon was set up ten years ago. I’ve built an excellent relationship with them and we help each other out with home safety visits and training.
“I spoke to our voids team recently and managed to lend an empty property in Garndiffaith so they could carry out a training exercise with artificial smoke and a dummy. It was brilliant to see how professional and brave the local fire service is.
“We have worked on many other projects together. Last year we let them use Fairview Court in Pontnewynydd so they could do some training in a high-rise block of flats.
“We make a great team and they help us with home safety visits and with our fire safety roadshow, where we go around our retirement complexes and speak to residents about the importance of fire safety.
“I love working with the fire service and I’m looking forward to carrying on working with them in the future.
“If you have any questions about fire safety please contact us. You can also follow me on Twitter @TheNevBrown for some fire safety advice.”
Pictures from inside the void property in Garndiffith.
Training in Fairview Court in Pontnewynydd.