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The Who Cares? campaign

Who cares campaign logoTwo thirds of people dying in house fires in West Sussex are over 65 and living alone.

You can help us change that… 

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Who Cares? campaign aims to protect the county’s most vulnerable residents.

‘Who Cares?’ is raising awareness of the life-saving potential of a Home Fire Safety Check and the availability of specialist fire detection and protection equipment for those who may need more than just a standard smoke alarm in their home.

If you know someone who is vulnerable or living alone, please consider recommending a Home Fire Safety Check by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. This small action could help save their life.

A Home Fire Safety Check is free. It involves a pre-arranged home visit by trained fire service personnel to offer advice on how to make it safer and where appropriate to fit smoke alarms or other specialist detection or protection equipment for free.

Would you or someone you know benefit from a Home Fire Safety Check? West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service particularly wants to hear from those who:

  • are 65 or over and live alone;
  • have a disability or limited mobility;
  • use a community alarm or emergency monitoring service like Careline or Lifeline; or
  • have difficulty hearing a standard smoke alarm.


To request a Home Fire Safety Check phone free on 0800 328 6487 or use our online request form.

Chief Fire Officer Sean Ruth talks about the Who Cares? campaign.

Watch the Who Cares? video

To help us keep people safer in their homes we have produced this short film to help carers identify who is most at risk of a serious fire and some of the key hazards to look out for in their client’s homes.



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