Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire Service continues to support vulnerable people during pandemic

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has partnered with Colchester charity, Community 360, to deliver fire safety leaflets to vulnerable people in the area.

The Service has produced some specific home fire safety leaflets for people shielding at home, designed to reduce the risk of a fire in the home.

The leaflets were distributed by Community 360 in food and medicine parcels sent to vulnerable people across the Colchester district.

The Service will be distributing the leaflets across the rest of the county in the coming days and weeks alongside other charities and partners.

Fire Service volunteers have worked alongside Community 360 in giving home safety advice while delivering food and medicine, whilst others have given their time to phone isolated adults in befriending phone calls.

Andrea MacAlister said: “While many people are spending more time at home than usual, the risk of fire increases. We wanted to make sure that those most vulnerable to fire had access to home fire safety advice and we are continuing to offer our Safe and Well visits to those who need them the most.  Working in partnership with such dedicated organisations such as Community 360 has been a highlight of this time, and I hope it will continue for years to come.”

Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?

If you or someone you know, doesn’t have working smoke alarms at home, please contact Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Home Safety Service.

Receive advice and arrange a visit today at or by calling 0300 303 0088

Page last updated 19 June 2020

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