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Lichfield residents urged to book a free home fire risk check

Lichfield residents are being urged to book a free home fire risk – and give themselves the chance of winning £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering a £100 voucher from the Co-operative to the lucky person who books the 10,000th free home fire risk check. The voucher will be personally delivered by Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford.

The booking of home fire risk checks is part of the Service’s MORE For Less campaign, which is about carrying out more home fire risk checks to result in less deaths and serious injuries in accidental house fires. As part of the campaign the Service launched the freephone number 0800 0241 999 to make booking a check as easy as possible.

Head of Risk Reduction, Ian Sloss explained:

“To date we have already carried out over 200,000 home fire risk checks, however we have been noting the number of bookings we’ve generated as a result of the MORE For Less campaign, which we launched last June. To reach the 10,000th booking is going to be a significant milestone and so we wanted to celebrate this by awarding the lucky person making the booking this £100 Co-operative voucher.

“For people who haven’t already had a home fire risk check this is a great incentive to get a visit booked now. Not only will you be in with a chance of winning, more importantly the home fire risk check will ensure you are as safe as possible from fire in your home.”

A home fire risk check involves Firefighters or a Service Technician visiting your property and fitting equipment such as smoke alarms, discussing escape routes and giving general fire safety advice.

The Co-operative’s Regional Board member, David Leese said:

“As a community retailer, we are delighted to donate £100 to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to support this initiative which will help keep people safe in their homes.”

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