The Fire Service works with many partners to reduce the risk of fire in the home, and increase positive outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities. It is recognised that people’s health and economic status, such as their mobility, mental health, smoking habits, and finding it difficult to heat their home, affects the risk of having a fire and the ability to escape from fire.
Therefore, as a trusted service in the community, all fire service staff and volunteers have an important role in signposting people to partner agencies offering help and support. This may be as part of a Home Safety Visit or during community events and interactions.
Initiatives to improve health and inclusion are delivered, working with key partners, targeting those who may be at greatest risk.
One example is:
Collaborative work with GP surgeries
The Fire Service works with GP surgeries to deliver home safety visits to those most at risk from accidental dwelling fires.
So far 10 surgeries have come forward to be part of this innovative project, and invitations offering home safety visits have been sent to those people on the falls, frailty and Dementia registers.
This project will be expanded, so we can continue to deliver home safety visits to the most vulnerable people in our community.
For useful information relating to health and wellbeing, look at the following websites:
For more information contact
Sophie Hepworth, Health Coordinator
Latest Update : 26 October 2020