The free home fire safety visit that you may be eligible for

On Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May 2024), Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are promoting the free home visits which are available to those in the community who meet eligibility requirements.

As part of our targeted prevention work, we provide further support to members of the community that may be more at risk of having a fire in their home.

This is done in the form of a home fire safety visit, which is a free pre-arranged visit to the home to carry out a fire safety assessment and provide the occupant with advice on how to stay safe from fire.

“We are passionate about keeping everyone in our communities safe and our home fire safety visit service plays a vital role in helping us fulfil this duty.”

– Steve Quinton, Temporary Area Manager

In the UK there are over 12 million adults with hearing loss. This is equivalent to around one in five adults. It’s important to understand that every deaf person is different – with different levels of deafness, hearing aids or implants, technology and communication preferences.

Steve added: “We want to ensure that your experience with us is as comfortable and useful as possible. You can opt for a Home Fire Safety Visit with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter present, to ensure you have the right alarms fitted and safety measures in place to help alert you in the event of a fire.”

If you’re interested in booking a free home fire safety visit and are wondering if you are eligible, you can check out our handy page.

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