Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has, today (Thursday 13 January), delivered its 10,000th Safe and Well visit this financial year and expects to exceed its 2021-22 target of 12,000.
The home visits, which are aimed at those most at risk of fire, are a proven way of reducing fire incidents and fire-related injuries and deaths. During the visit, firefighters or members of the Fire Prevention Department will offer advice on how to make the property safer and what to do in the event of a fire. They will fit free smoke alarms, if necessary. They will also look out for other potential problems and can make referrals to partner agencies, such as Social Services.
Andy Macey, Group Manager – Prevention and Fire Investigation, said: "Despite the pandemic, our staff have continued to deliver Safe and Well visits to the most vulnerable residents of Nottinghamshire and I am pleased that, as of today, we have delivered 10,000 this financial year. We expect to exceed our target of 12,000 for the year as we continue to support local people to ensure fire safety is a priority."
Anyone who feels they need support in assessing the risks in their own home can book a Safe and Well visit by going to the Safe and Well page of the Service's website, emailing email@example.com, calling 0115 838 8100 or texting 07766 299 999 if they are deaf or hard of hearing.