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Community Risk Technician

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Jan Brant

What does a typical day in your role entail?

I usually get to the office early at about 7.30am to prepare the Home Fire Safety Check questionnaires for my visits that day. I have to ensure that I have adequate smoke alarms, literature and arson proof letterboxes available as each visit will be different.

I also run fun quiz sessions for vulnerable groups of people across the two counties, giving them vital safety advice and encouraging them to book free Home Fire Safety Checks.

Why do you like working for HWFRS?

I love people, so the fact that I get to interact with lots of people is one of my favourite parts of the job. I also like that my job involves one-to-one education where everybody's situation is different. However, what I like the most is the job satisfaction I get from helping people and putting them at ease.

How do you play a part in Saving More Lives?

My job involves seizing opportunities to improve lives and the wellbeing of others through education. I teach people how they can minimise everyday risks to their health and wellbeing and play a key role in helping the most vulnerable people in our communities remain independent.

What are you hobbies and interests outside of work?

I run a badminton club and I am a member of a musical theatre company. I also enjoy gardening and knitting.