Firefighters offering free safety checks


FREE home fire safety checks are available to vulnerable individuals and groups in the area.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service offers the checks to people aged 65 or over, lone adults with young children, those with a permanent disability or mobility difficulties, people on Careline or Lifeline, and those who cannot hear a standard smoke alarm and live alone.

Jackie Boyle, community fire safety officer for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Having a smoke alarm and getting that early warning is really the first defence against a fire.

“West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service offers free home fire safety checks, where we visit homes by appointment to give safety advice and, where appropriate, fit smoke detectors or other specialist fire detection equipment.

“We give priority to those who are elderly or more vulnerable.”

Visit or call 0800 3286487 for more information.