East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service has teamed up with the Home Office to help deliver footage of a high quality Home Safety Visit, which will be shared among other fire services across the country and through the Home Office’s social media accounts.
The Home Office is re-launching its Fire Kills national advertising campaign as part of the Government’s on-going commitment to help prevent fatalities and injuries from accidental fire.
Filming took place at Seaford Community Fire Station and during February and March, a TV advert supported by radio, video and digital content will highlight known fire risks including candles and leaving cooking unattended – demonstrating that it only takes one accident to start a fire. The campaign has been designed in collaboration with the National Fire Chiefs Council and fire and rescue services.
The campaign encourages households in England to test their smoke alarms regularly. This year the campaign also addresses the need for the correct placement of smoke alarms. This aims to address the risk that smoke fails to reach a working smoke alarm due to its positioning, or that there are not enough in the home.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is keen to reach vulnerable individuals, such as older and disabled people, as research shows they are at greater risk from accidental fires and would encourage residents to ask for a Home Safety Visit.
We aim to build awareness of how people can seek help and be helped by friends, relatives, neighbours and carers. We wish to highlight the value of home fire safety checks that your service offers to residents.