Free home fire safety visits available in Herefordshire
Our colleagues at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) are offering free home fire safety visits, across the county, which are tailored to meet individuals’ needs. The visits provide actions and advice to help people make their home a safer place, whilst protecting them and their family from the risks of fire, including:
- Offering a fire escape plan to follow, should the unthinkable happen. HWFRS can also fit smoke alarms and specialist equipment, if required
- Identifying any health and care needs that require signposting to local services, to help ensure safety and wellbeing
The visits are free of charge and aimed primarily towards those who may be more at risk of a fire in the home, such as older people living alone or people / families with mobility issues, sensory impairments or additional needs. HWFRS can also support people, if there are concerns around hoarding.
To request a free visit for you or someone you know / support (there is eligibility criteria in place), call Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 032 1155 or visit the HWFRS website. You can also download a copy of the fire safety leaflet.