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Beyond fighting fires: The role of the fire and rescue service in improving the public's health

Fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) have a key role to play in ensuring that their communities are safe through responding to emergencies and also through their extensive preventative work

Kent Fire and Rescue Service: helping support people with dementia

Over half of all fire deaths and injury in the home happen to people aged over 60, according to the Chief Fire Officers Association. Recent research has also shown that impairment and disability increase the risk of injury or death from fire.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service: helping support people with dementia

Over half of all fire deaths and injury in the home happen to people aged over 60, according to the Chief Fire Officers Association. Recent research has also shown that impairment and disability increase the risk of injury or death from fire.

Wigan Council using firefighters to be ‘health champions’

Firefighters in Wigan have become ‘health champions’ in their local community. Thanks to specialist training they are able to use their contact with residents to promote healthy messages, give advice and signpost people to help. In total, they work with 20 different agencies.

Norfolk and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Services tackling child obesity

Fire crews in Norfolk and Suffolk are working in partnership with local NHS teams to help overweight teenagers become more active.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service reaching out to the most vulnerable

West Midlands has made working with the most vulnerable people a key priority. The service’s 1,322 fire officers have been given public health training to support the people they come into contact with.

Bolton Council and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service looking out for babies and toddlers

In Bolton, fire crews have placed a special focus on trying to keep babies and toddlers safe. The Fire and Rescue Service distributes cots and Moses baskets to vulnerable families to try to reduce the risk of sudden infant death.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service getting people active

Firefighters in Merseyside are tackling social and health inequalities in the community by educating people about the benefits of fitness, healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service working with others to save lives

Following the death of an elderly resident, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service started working more closely with services that work with older and vulnerable people.

Bury and Salford reducing falls in the home

Falls are responsible for more than four in 10 deaths in the home. Fires by comparison cause less than one in 10. So firefighters in Bury and Salford are playing their part in trying to reduce accidents by identifying those who are at risk of falling as part of their day-to-day work.