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Humberside Fire & Rescue

We work really closely with Humberside Fire & Rescue service

to promote their services to you.

Recently, Key News Editor Emily went to meet Lyndsay Howden,

Public Safety Support Officer at Humberside, to understand a

little more about what they do and how they work with

the community.

Lyndsay explained that aside from tackling fires they

do lots more in the community too. They're

co-responders, so they'll act on behalf of the

ambulance service to provide quick first-hand

emergency aid. Staggeringly acting as a

co-responder accounts for a large amount

of all calls within the authority area.

They receive referrals for vulnerable people, and

they'll go out and assess what might suggest a fire

risk, and can provide equipment to help minimise

that risk, such as a sprinkler system for a person

confined to one room.

They'll also proactively engage with the community

in a variety of ways, giving community group talks,

attending agency meetings, completing fire setter

intervention and reviewing areas of deliberate

fires and cases of arson.

The Safety Support Team has four main themes

throughout the year which they work on, and

these are social isolation, falls & frailty,

affordable warmth and smoking cessation.

Through working with health sectors, the team can

use and share data to understand and target the

most vulnerable in our communities.

They also help with the after-effects of a fire, and

have access to an Emergency Support Vehicle which

has a kitchen, seating area and amenities to help

those whose homes might have been badly

affected by fire, working in collaboration with the

British Red Cross.

The team really are unsung heroes.

If you're concerned about a neighbour or someone

you know and you think they might need some

extra help in case of a fire, call 0300 303 8242 or

for more information and to refer online please visit


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