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The Lord Mayor is Safe and Well

October 2 2018
L to R Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Barber with Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Lillian Dodds and Community Safety Officer,  Ben Sourbutts

L to R Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Barber with Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Lillian Dodds and Community Safety Officer, Ben Sourbutts

The Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Lilian Dodds has had a Safe and Well check carried out on her house today by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Ben was able to advise the Lord Mayor that she needed a second smoke alarm to go with the one she already had, which is something she hadn’t realised. She was so impressed with the visit that she passed on the details of two other people who she believed may be eligible to receive a Safe and Well check of their own.”

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Barber

Community Safety Officer Ben Sourbutts’s Safe and Well visit was one of more than 70 activities taking place across the county as part of the Service’s Community Wellbeing week. Ben checked the Lord Mayor’s smoke alarms before discussing her fire escape plan and where to get help in an emergency. Ben replaced the Lord Mayor’s existing smoke alarm and fitted a second, as well. 

Ben was accompanied on his visit by Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Barber who said: “We’re really grateful to Councillor Dodds for helping us promote our Community Action week in this way. As well as looking at things like smoke alarms, Our Safe and Well visits are an opportunity for residents to think about what they would do if they were unfortunate enough to have a fire in their home. Ben was able to advise the Lord Mayor that she needed a second smoke alarm to go with the one she already had, which is something she hadn’t realised. She was so impressed with the visit that she passed on the details of two other people who she believed may be eligible to receive a Safe and Well check of their own.” 

For further information about eligibility for Safe and Well visits please contact our Community Advice team on 0800 0241 999 or by email on communityadviceteam@staffordshirefire.gov.uk 

Although Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service focuses its efforts to keep vulnerable people safe all year round, our Community Wellbeing Week is a time to raise the profile of how important it is to look after those around us who might need a bit of extra help. Events and activities are taking place around the county ranging from Brew with a Crew to exercise classes for the over 50s and everybody is welcome to try to make the week successful and worthwhile for those who need our help most. Events are free and details can be found on our website www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk