Date: 5th October 2021

Devon Carers has helped more than 1,000 carers access a free home fire safety visit from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, meaning that they are now safer in their own homes.

At a home safety visit, the home fire safety advisers from the fire service will offer fire prevention advice on electrical, cooking, heating risks specific to each household, and discuss escape plans with the carer in the event of a fire. The advisers will test any smoke and carbon monoxide detection systems and update them if necessary, as well as providing specialist fire safety equipment to the resident where needed. They provide all of this as a free and valued service.

Sallie McKay-Roper from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “We’re so delighted that Devon Carers have helped more than 1,000 people across Devon have a home fire safety visit. We hope to continue this strong relationship and will continue to offer free home safety visits to carers to help them and the people they care for feel safer at home.”

Please contact the Devon Carers Helpline 03456 434 435 and quote code 035 Devon Carers if you would like more information about booking a home fire safety visit. 

To find out more about home fire safety visits go to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Home Safety

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