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Student Fire Safety

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This particular campaign will see information and advice being given to both landlords and tenants, with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors being provided by HWFRS. With the new academic year commencing this month, students can be vulnerable, as often it is their first home away from mum and dad.

This targeted campaign has been supported by Worcestershire County Council divisional funds. Councillor Richard Udall, Fire and Rescue Authority member said: "This initiative will fund approximately one hundred carbon monoxide detectors, and fire safety advice to both students and their landlords locally".

Group Commander Adrian Elliott, from the Community Risk department said: "HWFRS identify those who are at risk in their community, and undertake targeted prevention and protection activities to help them stay safe. In the year 2012-13, Fire service staff carried out nearly 4000 home fire safety checks (HFSCs), and this particular project is an extension to that existing fire safety prevention work".

Finally Group Commander Elliott said: "Anyone unsure about the alarm they need should contact the Community Safety department on 0800 032 1155 for advice. We are here to help make sure homes are as fire safe as possible."