February 2018 performance
During the course of visits, 300 x 10 year smoke detectors, 257 x linked smoke detectors, 22 x deaf alarms have been installed. A total of 66 vulnerable people received follow up visits post incident to check on their wellbeing and were offered additional advice. 58 people have been referred to partner agencies for support, where there were concerns about their safety or wellbeing.
There have been 108 incidents where linked smoke detectors have raised the alarm. The early warnings have meant that 3 incidents could have resulted in more serious injury or loss of life and/or property had the Fire and Rescue Service not been mobilised through telecare control centres.
A Safe and Well Visit is a free service carried out by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Visits are offered to people who are aged over 65 and to those who are considered to be at a particular risk. It involves a pre-arranged home visit to offer advice on how to make it safer and,where appropriate, fit smoke alarms or other specialist fire detection equipment free of charge.
To find out if you are eligible for a visit please use the following link:
To request a Self and Well Visit please use the following link
Buying and fitting smoke alarms could help you to save your home and the lives of your family. A smoke alarm (also known as a smoke detector ) is a device that detects fire in its early stages and gives a loud audible warning. To find out more about smoke alarms, please use the following link: