Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has launched a new online checklist that could help make your home a safer place.
Between April and June this year there have been 54 accidental fires in the county. While this figure is down 38 per cent than the same period in 2013, the service is keen to reduce the number further by raising awareness of hazards in the home.
Fire safety officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Debbie Robinson, said: “We have created this new do it yourself toolkit to help residents and their families check that they really are safe and sound. If you do find any risks, some of which could spark a fire, this resource will tell you how to put it right. Having a working smoke alarm goes a long way to reducing the risk of a serious fire in your home, but our aim is to prevent fires from starting in the first place.
“We will continue to visit elderly and vulnerable residents and people who are more risk through our current Home Safety Check scheme.”
For more information on Home Safety Checks visit: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.
For a hardcopy of the checklist call 01522 580397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org