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A message from the Service

18th March 2020

You may see less of our firefighters out and about over the next few weeks, as we have taken the decision to restrict some of the prevention and protection work that our operational staff do. We’ve done this to minimise contact with the public and reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus. Where possible the work will be carried out by our community safety officers, but we’ll risk assess each case to make sure firefighters are still involved when possible. These steps will help us maintain our ability to respond emergencies by reducing the risk of firefighters catching the virus and needing to self isolate.

While we’ll change the way we carry out prevention and protection activities we continue to respond to incidents, so in an emergency please continue to dial 999.

There’s also some measure you can take to help us, help you:

  • Firstly you can help reduce the spread of the virus by following the government guidance - wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water, use hand sanitisers and cough into a tissue or your elbow.
  • Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted and that they work. You can test them by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.  If alarms that we've fitted are faulty or have started chirping please read the FAQ page If you have any concerns about this please contact us by phone 01609 780150 or by email
  • Take extra care in the kitchen, where it’s easy to get distracted. Don’t leave pans unattended and keep tea towels and clothes away from hobs and grills.
  • Don’t overload electrical sockets. You can check by using the socket calculator
  • Check if elderly friends, family and neighbours are ok by calling or messaging them 

There's more advice at


Joint Statement

A joint statement from Julia Mulligan, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner,  Chief Constable Lisa Winward and Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie was issued on the 24th March. 


Safety Information Broadcast Video

We did a live safety information broadcast on the 1st April, it included advice on fire safety at home, fire safety for businesses, how we can be prepared for emergencies and mental wellbeing.

The broadcast is available to watch anytime.


Business Fire Safety FAQs

We've produced some FAQs for businesses who are either still operating or have temporarily closed


Children's Activities

Looking for things to keep the kids entertained? Visit our activities page.


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