Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (H&WFRS) is committed to reducing the number of fires in the home, and to support this, offers free Home Fire Safety Checks to residents across the two counties.
What is a Home Fire Safety Check?
In brief, it’s a visit to your home by a member of H&WFRS’s Community Safety Team, who will offer a range of fire safety advice to keep you and your family safe. Members of the team will also install smoke alarms where needed, and will encourage you to work out an escape plan specific to your home and circumstances. This can be as simple as heading down the stairs, knowing where your keys are, unlocking the door and leaving the property, but can make a huge difference if a fire breaks out in your home, particularly at night.
Who can have a home Fire Safety Check?
Home Fire Safety Checks are offered free of charge and are targeted at the more vulnerable groups in the community. This would include the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility or other issues.
Many referrals for Home Fire Safety Checks are made through other agencies, but Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service would urge anyone who thinks an elderly family member, friend or neighbour might benefit from a visit to get in touch and request one on their behalf.
How can I arrange a Home Fire Safety Check?
Contact our Community Safety Team the 0800 032 1155 for advice.