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Still here to keep you safe

With lockdown 3.0 in full swing, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to share some of the great work we’re doing to continue supporting our local communities.

Fire Safety Education Videos

Educating children and young people on fire safety is an integral part of the protection and prevention work Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service undertake. 

In a normal world, the Service would be working with schools to deliver face-to-face fire safety lessons, to year 2 and 6 children, as part of the curriculum; but, as this can’t happen at the moment, we’ve created interactive videos with supporting worksheets that schools can use as a home school package, or stream from the classroom without the need for our attendance.

We don’t want anyone to miss out on the vital fire safety education delivered by our Community Safety Officers, so by creating these fun and interactive videos we hope children will be able to learn and engage from home.

You can find the videos and worksheets on the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service website schools page.

Dementia Diaries

For the 4th year running Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has teamed up with Cadent to produce a dementia diary which supports those living with dementia within our communities.

People living with dementia often struggle with more than just memory loss. They can also have difficulties concentrating, problems planning and thinking things through, and difficulty with familiar daily tasks, making them more vulnerable to risks of fire within the home.

By producing the diary, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service hope to provide frequent advice and reminders to help those living with dementia protect themselves against the risk of fire, falls and carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Hayley Tranter, Customer Safeguarding Manager from Cadent, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the diary for the third year running. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that hospitalises 4,000 and kills around 40 people every year in the UK. The diary provides vital carbon monoxide safety information, together with weekly fire and falls reminders, and we hope it will help people with dementia to continue to live safely and independently in their own homes.”

Winter Warmers

This winter, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has put together Winter Warmer packs to help older people within our community to stay warm and well over the colder months.

Partnership Funding & Marketing Officer, Pam Thindal said: “These packs replace our festive hampers which we have been unable to share this year due to the impact of Covid-19. We hope the winter packs encourage people to stay warm and well during the colder months, and discharge the use of unsafe heating appliances. By keeping warm and well we will be reducing pressure on out NHS services at this very difficult time.”

Each bag contains:

  • Fleece blanket
  • Thermal hat
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Insulated travel mug
  • Small hand held torch
  • CO Alarm - provided by Cadent
  • Thermometer – provided by Cadent
  • Packed in a cotton tote bag

The packs will be delivered to those identified as most vulnerable within Derbyshire throughout January.

To read more about the work we do to Make Derbyshire Safer Together visit our website and follow us on our social channels @DerbyshireFRS.