Helping to tackle crime
Did you know that Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) has launched FireStoppers - a scheme that allows people to anonymously report known information about deliberate fire-setting?
Managed by the same charity that runs CrimeStoppers, FireStoppers, is an independent scheme focused on deliberate fires. It is accessed by calling a dedicated phone line where people with information can confidently leave details, knowing that their own identity will be protected.
View the Garden Fire Safety - Say 'No' to a Garden Fire video from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service on YouTube - Garden Fire Safety - YouTube
Even small outdoor fires can be dangerous because they place an additional stress on the services limited resources. Dealing with a deliberate nuisance fire affects DFRS ability to respond to more serious incidents like house fires or road traffic accidents.
Station Manager Darren Perrott said: “In 2019/20 Firefighters responded to 874 deliberate fires across Derbyshire which not only tied up our resources, but also had a social and environmental impact on the communities affected by these deliberate acts.
“By providing an anonymous scheme where our communities can help us gather intelligence, we hope to see a positive impact on the number of deliberate fires we are called to attend in the future.”
Anyone with information about deliberate fires, no matter how big or small, can contact FireStoppers on 0800 169 5558 or via the website at firestoppersreport.co.uk in complete confidence.
Safety checks reminder
At Rykneld Homes we carry out regular safety checks in our properties to help keep you safe in your home.
- Our staff carry out annual gas safety checks – this is a legal requirement and a condition of your Tenancy Agreement
- We carry out an electrical inspection
- We carry out fire checks
- We carry out asbestos inspections
- We carry out water hygiene checks
These are for everyone’s safety – including your family, friends and neighbours and we urge you to give us access when we send you an appointment.