The Who Cares? campaign
Two 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
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
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
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 call free on 0800 328 6487 or
online request form.
Chief Fire Officer Sean Ruth talks about the Who
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
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