Stanhoe news

28 February 2024

Norfolk Fire and Rescue

Free electrical fire safety events

Three electrical fire safety events will be held at different locations in the county next week, delivered by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Members of the public are invited to bring along their electric blankets and portable heaters to be tested and will also be able to speak to the fire service about fire safety in the home.

The events will also be attended by Trading Standards and Healthwatch Norfolk. This will give people the chance to find out about product safety and advice, and accessing help with health and social care.

The electrical safety day nearest to Stanhoe will take place from 10.30am to 4pm at:
King’s Lynn North Fire Station on Thursday 7 March
There is no need to book – just turn up with your electrical items.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was successful in bidding for funding from national campaigning charity Electrical Safety First to hold these events, which aim to help people stay safe in their homes.

Tracey Francis, Prevention Coordinator at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, who made the funding bid and has organised the events, said: “Our experience shows that often people are using unsafe electrical items which could put them at risk of a fire, and we are passionate about preventing this from happening.

There are things everyone can be doing in their home to reduce the risk of fire. Some of these are:

Testing your smoke alarm regularly
Staying at least one metre from any portable heaters
Charging devices when you are awake, alert and around
Keeping tea towels and oven gloves away from gas hobs
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service offer free Home Fire Safety visits for people over 65 or anyone who has a disability which could make it more difficult to react to a fire.

To book a visit for yourself, a friend or family member or to refer someone as part of your work or volunteering role, visit the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service web pages.


Posted by: Nicola
Posted on: 28 February 2024