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Support for refugees

Date : 02 May 2022

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is working to help refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.

The Service is involved in a range of initiatives both in the UK and abroad.

We are working with local authorities to ensure that accommodation offered to refugees from Afghanistan and Syria is safe and suitable. We are carrying out visits to hotels which provide temporary places to stay to young people, sharing messages about fire safety, road safety and being around beaches and rivers.

We are also part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, visiting prospective hosts and properties, offering fire safety advice and checking smoke alarms. 

The National Fire Chiefs Council, supported by partners including FireAid, have organised convoys of appliances and equipment donated from fire and rescue services across the UK including East Sussex, to our fellow firefighters in Ukraine. Staff from our Service were part of the first convoy.

Fire safety advice is available on our website in a range of languages, and we are always happy to help with requests for information in additional languages. https://www.esfrs.org/your-safety/fire-safety-advice-in-other-languages-formats/ 

Home Safety Visits

If you’d like to find out more about our home safety visits, please get in touch.

Call us on 0800 177 7069  or email Homefire.Safetyvisits@esfrs.org 

You can also carry out an online safety check here: www.esfrs.org/hsv  


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