Fire chief praises care home staff
When a fire broke out at the 61-bed Grove Court care home with nursing in Woodbridge, Suffolk, the emergency evacuation of residents earned the staff high praise from the fire service. Assistant chief fire officer Graham Smith said staff at the home, which is operated by the Elizabeth Finn Trust, had dealth with the incident effectively and with minimum disruption to the residents. “This was a textbook exercise in that respect and we are pleased that it was carried out so swiftly and efficiently,” Mr Smith said. A number of residents had been treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the blaze is stull being investigated.