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Free Home Safety Visit from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Alert message sent 18/06/2019 09:08:00

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Our Rushmoor Neighbourhood Watch Association Chairman, Shaun Lehane, was recently invited by the Station Commander of Rushmoor Fire Station to meet with him and his Community Safety Officer to learn more about the free Home Safety Visit scheme which the Fire station operates.

They explained the importance of prevention of fire and how awareness of fire safety can help avoid many incidents, or reduce the severity of the outcomes and highlighted that over three years, 78% of fire fatalities within Hampshire were lone people and half of victims were over sixty years of age.  One of the ways Rushmoor Fire Station is currently raising awareness is by identifying groups, like our local Neighbourhood Watch network, which can help spread the message to the most vulnerable people in our community.
 
The Home Safety visit is for anyone that is at a higher risk of having a fire in their home. Anyone in your family or community that fits any/all of the following could receive this service:
 
  • Is over the age of 65.
  • Is a smoker.
  • Lives on their own.
  • Has a physical and/or learning disability.
  • Vulnerable or lonely people.

If you know neighbours or friends you feel would benefit from this service then please have a chat with them and, with their approval, complete the form to request a home visit.

The attached file provides step-by-step guidance on how to request a visit through the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services official website  https://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/  . It also lists  some  of the vulnerabilities that may indicate a person is at risk of harm from fire.

If youve not already looked at the website its well worth a visit. It has valuable easy to read information on keeping safe; kidzone & schools; incidents, news & events; about the service; and how they are performing.

If you have questions on this or need assistance completing the request form, you can contact Shaun Lehane using Chairman@rnwa.org.uk , or the Rushmoor Fire Station Community Safety Officer on csnorth@hantsfire.gov.uk



“Smoke alarms provide valuable early warning of a fire, allowing families to get out, stay out and call 999. We ask that residents of Hampshire ensure they have working smoke alarms and test them regularly. If you suspect a fire don’t hesitate to call.”  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
 
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Rose'y Buchanan (NHWN, Secretary, Rushmoor, Hampshire)
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