On 5 January 2022, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) launched Home Fire Safety Assessments (HFSA), targeted home fire safety interventions which replace the previous Safe and Well offer.
To support HFSA a new Online Home Fire Safety Check (OHFSC) tool (internal webpage) is available, which households can use to help identify fire hazards in their home. The tool also suggests changes that can be easily made to reduce the risk of a fire.
Partner agencies across Greater Manchester can also use the tool to make a third-party referral to GMFRS (internal webpage), and training is available to partners to explain the process and how to use the online tool.
How you can help – seven simple steps
This toolkit has been developed to encourage partners to support the promotion of the Online Home Fire Safety Check, the Home Fire Safety Assessment process and signpost to the fire safety advice on the GMFRS website.
GMFRS is asking you, our trusted partner, to help promote Home Fire Safety Assessments and our referral pathway to your staff and service users by taking seven simple steps:
- Provide a link to our HFSA webpage on your website
- Provide a link to our HFSA partner webpage on your intranet
- Promote HFSAs on social media as widely as possible, across all relevant channels
- Distribute our HFSA promotional leaflets and display our posters
- Attend our HFSA training and encourage your colleagues to attend
- Include fire safety in your service user assessments
- Sign up to our Home Fire Safety Partnership Bulletin and encourage your colleagues to sign up