AF&RS relaunches Home Fire Safety Visits

Fire trucks Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is set to restart risk reduction activity this weekend as lockdown restrictions ease further.

The Service had reduced its Home Fire Safety Visits and building audits while lockdown was in effect, only visiting those who were most vulnerable.

This transition back to normal audits from the 1st August will be done in line with National Fire Chiefs Council and Government guidance.

It will also be done gradually on a risk based approach following control measures and relevant risk assessments.

The Service would like to reassure communities that staff will take every precaution to ensure Home Fire Safety Visits are Covid-safe and that staff will do this by keeping a social distance of two meters where possible and implementing other measures.

Nikki Rice, Vulnerable Adults Manager for AF&RS, said: “Lockdown has been a tough time for members of the community, particularly those who are vulnerable or at risk.

“While we have been responding to incidents as per normal, it is great to once again reassure communities by attending homes in person to ensure they are safe.

“Prevention work and Home Fire Safety Visits are a key function and ensures Communities are Safe and the Service is Strong.”

To book a free Home Fire Safety Visit call 0117 926 2061 or visit https://www.avonfire.gov.uk/our-services/home-fire-safety-visits