Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London last week, many residents of multi-storey tower blocks in Edinburgh and Leith have been understandably concerned about the safety of their own homes.
I attended a briefing session at the Council for an update on what has been done by the housing team and fire safety officers to re-assure residents.
Here is a summary of some of the key points.
The council's team sent a message that they want people to feel safe in their homes and will do everything they can to ensure this, and to learn any lessons from Grenfell Tower.
They also ask people to be vigilant to help ensure safety for themselves and others. Have a fire escape route in mind, make sure you don't obstruct hallways and report any risks.
You can also arrange to have a free Home Fire Safety Visit, including fitting of a smoke alarm. Call 0800 0731 999 or text 'Fire' to 80800 from your mobile phone. Visit the website for more information: http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/for-householders/home-fire-safety-visit.aspx
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