Independent Fire Safety Training & Risk Assessment

March 27, 2009

Fire Safety Checks Save Lives

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 12:45 pm

An independent report published today has said that more lives have been saved and fires prevented thanks to firefighters carrying out Home Fire Safety Checks.

During the Home Fire Safety Check campaign the firefighters would visit a persons home to discuss fire safety and to raise their awareness of any potential risks. For example, asking them about cooking habits, candle use, how they would escape in the event of a fire, if they know where their window locks are etc.

The firefighters check that electrical sockets are not overloaded, they also check to see if the home has a working smoke alarm and fit one free of charge if required.

The report features examples of innovative work by Cheshire, Cleveland, Greater Manchester, Kent, Merseyside, Nottingham and South Yorkshire FRS. The work often involves joining up with other agencies such as Age Concern, the local health service, supermarkets and youth services.

The fire prevention has been successful in not only reducing loss of life and injuries but also shows an economic benefit – reducing loss of buildings, contents and disruption to normal life – estimated at between £926 million and £1,943 million.

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