Brilliant fire safety for people with electric blankets
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is running free electric blanket testing in Brighton and Hove in the run up to the Older People’s Festival. This is a chance for us to check blankets to ensure they are safe to be used, at the same time we will talk to clients about any other help and services they may need, signposting on as appropriate.
In 2015 there was a 20% failure rate of the blankets tested, with several identified as dangerous and would have put the clients at risk if used.
We still have appointments left, please can I ask for your assistance in helping to promote this event? The dates are September 20th at Hove Town Hall, September 21st at Preston Circus Fire Station, September 22nd at Roedean Fire Station. It is vital to make an appointment – appointments can be made by calling 0800 177 7069
( tel:08001777069) . In some cases, where the client is not able to bring in the blanket, we may be able to pick it up to test it and drop it back to them. We are also offering our free Home Safety Visits to all clients.
Please see attached poster, if you have somewhere this can be displayed. I would be very grateful for any assistance you can give in promoting this event to any relevant clients.
Any queries please do let me know.
Melinda King MA
Inclusion and Partnership Co-ordinator (the City)
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East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
Hove Fire Station
Telephone 01323 462134
Mobile 07876 133719