Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking older people, and those who support them, to consider how well protected they are from fire this Grandparents Day.
Whilst being older does not necessarily mean having to rely on others, it does mean you are at an increased risk of having a fire in your home. Recent statistics show that a third of all fatalities caused by accidental house fires involve those over 75. Aside from the risk of injury, fire can also cause damage to your home or loss of valuables which can be a traumatic and costly burden.
Do you have an older relative, neighbour or friend who might need some help and information on fire safety? Make sure they are safe and give them the greatest gift of all this Grandparents Day by popping in for a chat, checking out what current prevention measures they have and helping them sign up for a Home Safety Check.
Carry out your own home safety check
Complete our online home safety check and you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home.
Do the online home safety check
Safe and well visits
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a free 'Safe and Well Visit' for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.
The visits will still incorporate the traditional fire safety information (and smoke alarm fitting), but will also offer additional advice on slips, trips and fall prevention, bowel cancer screening as well as offering additional support to those who wish to stop smoking, taking drugs or reduce their alcohol consumption.
Book a Safe and Well Visit for over 65's