Safe and well

Safe and well

Posted by LRF Manager

A Safe and Well visit is a totally free service offered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

During a Safe and Well visit, a specially trained advisorcomes to your home, at a time convenient to you, to see what can be done to make you safer.

Free smoke alarms are fitted where required and the advisor will offer guidance on how to make you and your family safer and healthier in your home.

The appointment normally lasts about one hour and covers topics such as:

  • Using electricity safely
  • Cooking safely
  • Making an escape plan
  • What to do if there is a fire
  • Keeping children safe
  • Good practice – night time routine and other points relevant to you
  • Identifying and discussing any further support you may need if necessary

To request a free Safe and Well Visit, please call 0800 038 2323 or alternatively visit www.dwfire.org.uk/safe-and-well

There is a wide range of home fire safety advice at www.dwfire.org.ukincluding an area specifically aimed at carers, various downloadable advice leaflets and guidance for landlords.

Read more about Being Prepared in our Knowledge Base

Your Home and Family

Posted by LRF Manager

Emergencies happen. There will be times when you may be affected by an emergency but your life is not in immediate danger. During this time you need to know how to help yourself and those around you.

This advice is designed to help you and your family prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of events that disrupt your daily lives.