Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue wish to Engage with Local Community Groups about Fire Safety

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue wish to Engage with Local Community Groups about Fire Safety

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue wish to engage with local community groups to speak about fire and safety in the home.

The majority of accidental fires in the home are due to the following 4 reasons:

Cooking – fires in the kitchen equate to over 50% of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue's accidental dwelling fires

Electrical – fires caused by faulty or misused appliances' cause 20% of our accidental dwelling fires

Heating – fires caused by inflammable items left too close to open fires or electrical heaters, or due to poor maintenance of chimneys contribute to 7% of our accidental dwelling fires

Smoking – the third highest cause for accidental fires in dwellings (8%) is due to carelessness with the handling of smoker's material

They would also like to encourage groups to refer to them if they should feel that a member of their group could do with further support by going through their online referral process or contacting their business support at Grantham.

They will then be able to send one of their community safety advocates to their property to talk to them about fire safety and if necessary complete a Safe & Well check to ensure they are receiving the correct support from their partner agencies.

Please contact Lee Marsh from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue for further details:

07920 889 397

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshire-fire-and-rescue/safety/professionals-area/making-a-safe-and-well-check-referral/128965.article

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:19 by Steve Larner

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