Free Safe and Well Visit from Your local Fire Service to include Free smoke alarm (if required) and fire assessment.
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Free Safe and Well Visit from Your local Fire Service to include Free smoke alarm (if required) and fire assessment.

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Edited by:"VCB-160"Found 16th Nov
The link takes you to West Yorkshire.
Use this LINK to find Yours.
Home Fire Risk Assessment visits are carried out by operational crews, they are completely free and you may be eligible for free smoke alarms to be fitted if required.
Even if You think You don't need this You may well be surprised at their findings It Could Save Your Life.


Safe & Well Visits…
2828758.jpgWhat do we deliver during a Safe and Well visit?
Firefighters now spend much of their time visiting people in their homes, discussing fire safety and offering advice to eliminate or reduce the risk of a fire happening in their home. They also discuss a practical fire escape plan to make sure that if the worst does happen, the occupants can escape safely with their families.

During a Safe and Well visit, we will:

  • accompany you to assess fire safety in every room in your property
  • identify and make you aware of the potential fire risks in your home
  • make sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
  • discuss with you, a bed-time routine that will help keep you safe at night
  • help you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future
  • ensure you have a working smoke alarm, and ensure you know how to test and maintain it
  • Give basic advice on topics such as:
    • Crime prevention
    • Falls prevention
    • Cold homes
    • Smoking cessation
    • Social isolation
  • assess the need for free interventions to help you reduce the risk of fire in your home
  • refer you (with your permission of course) to agencies that may offer further help to keep you safe and well.

Top comments

Don’t think most people on here would be interested in the advice and free alarm. It’s the thought of having Fire men visit the house they will be the main attraction
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I wouldn't bother.
I received one from our local one. Didn't do anything ..didnt Check the house etc. Waste of the 10mins they were here.

Don’t think most people on here would be interested in the advice and free alarm. It’s the thought of having Fire men visit the house they will be the main attraction

Cold.

I wonder if its just a coincidence that they left out from the above bullet points,
... Question and record your drug and alcohol use
... Question and record your lifestyle and advise losing weight
... Questioning and checking your vehicle and noting that tyre tread depths etc might be illegal.
All in the guise of looking after you of course.
Maybe they realise that those points are not quite so appealing. Or maybe they just forgot.

samani1 h, 39 m ago

Don’t think most people on here would be interested in the advice and free …Don’t think most people on here would be interested in the advice and free alarm. It’s the thought of having Fire men visit the house they will be the main attraction

Mmmmmmmm yeah what a treat :P

They came to us for work and they don't give out fire alarms no

dawyldthing3 m ago

They came to us for work and they don't give out fire alarms no



What job were you offering?
Edited by: "Jinkz" 16th Nov

Jinkz1 m ago

What job were you offering?


Haha I don't think I could offer them owt lo

I love every post starting with the word "FREE"... because it is health & safety and fire related, HEAT from me too...

Them fire angels they put in our 2 went faulty after a while had to get replacement from fire angel

dawyldthing1 h, 38 m ago

They came to us for work and they don't give out fire alarms no

Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include installing as many smoke alarms as your home requires for free

fireman17 h, 49 m ago

I wonder if its just a coincidence that they left out from the above …I wonder if its just a coincidence that they left out from the above bullet points,... Question and record your drug and alcohol use... Question and record your lifestyle and advise losing weight... Questioning and checking your vehicle and noting that tyre tread depths etc might be illegal.All in the guise of looking after you of course.Maybe they realise that those points are not quite so appealing. Or maybe they just forgot.

Utter nonsense

TAZMANUK11 m ago

Them fire angels they put in our 2 went faulty after a while had to get …Them fire angels they put in our 2 went faulty after a while had to get replacement from fire angel

For future reference you could have contacted your local station and they will replace them with new ones

Malachi_X50 m ago

Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include …Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include installing as many smoke alarms as your home requires for free


I'm not. I work as a carer with vulnerable people. We had firefighters come out 2 years agoand said they don't give them out anymore and if they need them they had to purchase and put them up themselves. So it might happen in your area but it certainly doesn't in ours and in many others. The visits free, they pinpoint people to areas if lonely etc do the rest is right but you are very wrong that they will just give them out for free in all areas

Where do I sign up!

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Malachi_X56 m ago

Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include …Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include installing as many smoke alarms as your home requires for free


derbys-fire.gov.uk/fir…es/
limited amount ie not unlimited. They also direct you to your housing association who will say it is your responsibilit

Malachi_X59 m ago

Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include …Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include installing as many smoke alarms as your home requires for free


derbys-fire.gov.uk/kee…es/

Will comeand advise you, not one to your home and fit them for free. There's no one side fits all!

dawyldthing19 m ago

http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/fire-safety-rental-properties/limited amount …http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/fire-safety-rental-properties/limited amount ie not unlimited. They also direct you to your housing association who will say it is your responsibilit

This is a link about privately rented accommodation, it is my understanding that by law the landlord should have smoke alarms installed. If this is not the case they are breaking the law

dawyldthing18 m ago

http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/smoke-alarms-save-lives/Will …http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/smoke-alarms-save-lives/Will comeand advise you, not one to your home and fit them for free. There's no one side fits all!

This is a link giving information and advice about smoke alarms, what had this got to do with a home fire safety visit?

Malachi_X3 m ago

This is a link giving information and advice about smoke alarms, what had …This is a link giving information and advice about smoke alarms, what had this got to do with a home fire safety visit?


As on the link it says they will give advice about fire alarms, not give them out fre

dawyldthing34 m ago

I'm not. I work as a carer with vulnerable people. We had firefighters …I'm not. I work as a carer with vulnerable people. We had firefighters come out 2 years agoand said they don't give them out anymore and if they need them they had to purchase and put them up themselves. So it might happen in your area but it certainly doesn't in ours and in many others. The visits free, they pinpoint people to areas if lonely etc do the rest is right but you are very wrong that they will just give them out for free in all areas

You gave out misleading information by saying "they don't give out alarms, no" which you just contradicted yourself with the above by saying it happens in some areas but not all.

You even posted a link to your fire service which stated they do provide free smoke alarms even though above you state "it certainly doesn't" happen. That is what I meant by misleading

Malachi_X2 m ago

You gave out misleading information by saying "they don't give out alarms, …You gave out misleading information by saying "they don't give out alarms, no" which you just contradicted yourself with the above by saying it happens in some areas but not all. You even posted a link to your fire service which stated they do provide free smoke alarms even though above you state "it certainly doesn't" happen. That is what I meant by misleading


IT says MAY! Which when I was at work they advised to get one, wouldn't provide one for free and this was someone that should have been given one. They just told us to get one from the shop. I wouldn't be saying it to take up space, they don't have the fund

dawyldthing6 m ago

As on the link it says they will give advice about fire alarms, not give …As on the link it says they will give advice about fire alarms, not give them out fre

From the Derbyshire Safe and well visit page:

"We may also fit smoke alarms and provide additional safety equipment if they are needed. All of these services are provided free of charge"

Malachi_X3 m ago

You gave out misleading information by saying "they don't give out alarms, …You gave out misleading information by saying "they don't give out alarms, no" which you just contradicted yourself with the above by saying it happens in some areas but not all. You even posted a link to your fire service which stated they do provide free smoke alarms even though above you state "it certainly doesn't" happen. That is what I meant by misleading


  • There are a variety of different models to choose from. Your local Fire & Rescue Service will be happy to give you advice on which one is best suited for you.

Malachi_X2 m ago

From the Derbyshire Safe and well visit page:"We may also fit smoke alarms …From the Derbyshire Safe and well visit page:"We may also fit smoke alarms and provide additional safety equipment if they are needed. All of these services are provided free of charge"


london-fire.gov.uk/Hom…asp
another MAY - Ie not one size fits al

dawyldthing2 m ago

There are a variety of different models to choose from. Your local Fire & …There are a variety of different models to choose from. Your local Fire & Rescue Service will be happy to give you advice on which one is best suited for you.

Once again, this is taken from a page regarding information on smoke alarms, not from the Safe and well visit page which this deal is referring to

Malachi_X4 m ago

From the Derbyshire Safe and well visit page:"We may also fit smoke alarms …From the Derbyshire Safe and well visit page:"We may also fit smoke alarms and provide additional safety equipment if they are needed. All of these services are provided free of charge"


fireservice.co.uk/saf…ty/

oh oh what a surprise, another MAY - they don't I am telling you. I've had it work a few times where we've had to get them even after they've came out. I'm not giving out incorrect info, just no good giving people false hop

dawyldthing3 m ago

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/HomeFireSafetyVisit.aspanother MAY - Ie not …http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/HomeFireSafetyVisit.aspanother MAY - Ie not one size fits al

Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they fit more?

Malachi_X3 m ago

Once again, this is taken from a page regarding information on smoke …Once again, this is taken from a page regarding information on smoke alarms, not from the Safe and well visit page which this deal is referring to


IT says
  • ensure you have a working smoke alarm, and ensure you know how to test and maintain it
Doesn't say they provide i

dawyldthing5 m ago

IT says ensure you have a working smoke alarm, and ensure you know how to …IT says ensure you have a working smoke alarm, and ensure you know how to test and maintain itDoesn't say they provide i

Are you ignoring the information on purpose? One more time as quoted above from the Derbyshire Safe and well page :

"We may also fit smoke alarms and provide additional safety equipment if they are needed"

Right there, it says they do provide it when needed. Read the sentence a few more times before responding again about it. Don't understand what agenda you have here

Malachi_X10 m ago

Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they …Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they fit more?



Malachi_X10 m ago

Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they …Of course MAY. If your home doesn't need/already has them why would they fit more?


As you're giving people false hope that they will give them out for free. Do it then come back - i bet I'm righ

dawyldthing11 m ago

As you're giving people false hope that they will give them out for free. …As you're giving people false hope that they will give them out for free. Do it then come back - i bet I'm righ

If you hadn't already guessed my occupation, we provide home fire safety visits and provide free smoke alarms multiple times on a daily basis. When a home needs a smoke alarm (and sometimes co alarms) we provide and fit them free of charge

So now you've heard from a firefighter, Gov.uk website, and various fire service websites.

If you had a bad experience with your service during a visit or didn't understand the information they provided then you must get back in touch with them, but going online and saying "they don't provide alarms, no" is totally wrong and misleading and could prevent people from inquiring with potentially terrible consequences

Malachi_X14 m ago

If you hadn't already guessed my occupation, we provide home fire safety …If you hadn't already guessed my occupation, we provide home fire safety visits and provide free smoke alarms multiple times on a daily basis. When a home needs a smoke alarm (and sometimes co alarms) we provide and fit them free of chargeSo now you've heard from a firefighter, Gov.uk website, and various fire service websites.If you had a bad experience with your service during a visit or didn't understand the information they provided then you must get back in touch with them, but going online and saying "they don't provide alarms, no" is totally wrong and misleading and could prevent people from inquiring with potentially terrible consequences


Must be a rarety then.

Malachi_X9 h, 13 m ago

Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include …Please don't give out misleading information, a visit will include installing as many smoke alarms as your home requires for free


Exactly ...

As the OP said "Home Fire Risk Assessment".


So what's a work based wotnots got to do with anything?, lol.

heat from me as ,we have had firemen come give advise and fit firealarms they even fitted one above my sons bed as he is deaf
Edited by: "missismop" 17th Nov
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