What is community Safety?
A core function of the fire service to help educate individuals in what they can do to prevent and protect themselves from fire or other emergencies in the home, at work and in the community.
Why do we carry it out?
Community safety can and does save lives, reduces injury and the number of fires.
The majority of fires can be prevented with education and highlighting of hazards
Its the right thing to do.
What is the community safety directorate?
Section 6 of the Fire and rescue services act 2004 states that the fire and rescue service must make provision for the purpose of promoting fire safety and education.
Interventions to engage with children and young people
The LFB informs people at a young age of the dangers of fire and hoax calls. This is achieved through a number of youth engagement schemes such as ‘frances the firefly’
What is a home safety visit?
Where firefighters visit people in their homes to deliver fire safety advice and where necessary fit smoke alarms. Assist with escape plan.
What is ‘Group risk visiting’?
Grouped visits in particularly vulnerable areas with a history of
A history of prior incidents
A large number of fires
What is ‘Quick strike’? or ‘reassurance visiting?
Information/Visits delivered immediately following a fire in the area.
Door to door
Distribution of fire service literature.
What is a safeguarding referral?
Any concern of neglect, violence or exploitation should be reported to the Officer of the day immediately.
What is a serious outstanding risk?
A risk which cannot be immediately dealt with by a HFSV
First Category- Situation which cannot be improved by the installation of a smoke alarm. Evidence of burns (carpet et Unsafe candle use.
Second category- Welfare referral for issues such as no heating, food. Vermin infestation. Neglect of property.