Looking out for our elderly parishionersThursday 2 August 2012
In recent times in Northern Ireland we have experienced an unusual increase in the number of older people who have tragically died as a result of accidental fires in the home.
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has asked us to help publicise their free Home Fire and Safety Check so that together we can reduce the risk to vulnerable people in our community.
Please encourage the older members of your congregation to avail of this service where local fire fighters will come into their home and help make it fire safe.
They will check for people at risk, appliances that could cause fire, help with any actions to avoid fire and most importantly, check that a smoke alarm is working. If necessary they will fit a free smoke alarm.
To arrange a free Home Fire Safety Check:
- Call 028 9260 0477
- Text phone/Minicom 028 9262 8800
- Or log on to www.nifrs for further information