Our mission is ‘Making South Yorkshire Safer and Stronger’ and our work to achieve this extends to far more than fighting fires.
Our firefighters are supported by teams of support staff who are skilled to provide a wide range of specialist services. This includes our community safety work and our responsibilities to enforce business fire safety laws. We also work with a network of volunteers to further extend the reach of our prevention work.
Our Community Fire Safety work includes:
- Providing free Home Safety Checks to those eligible and supplying resources such as smoke alarms following an assessment by our qualified officers.
- Providing fire safety advice to groups and attending community events.
- Working with young people including Prince’s Trust and Fire Cadets.
- Running a free programme for all Year 6 school pupils in South Yorkshire at The Lifewise Centre, based in Hellaby. This provision extends to Special Educational Needs schools, Pupil Referral Units and Learning Centres.
To arrange a Home Safety Check if you are eligible, or for general fire safety advice, call 0114 253 2314 or visit http://www.syfire.gov.uk/safety-advice/.
Safe & Well Scheme
More than 50 people have died in house fires in South Yorkshire since 2011. Most could have been prevented. Many house fire victims were already known to at least one other agency. Sadly in most cases South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue were not. The best way for other organisations to support our work is to be aware of fire hazards and to sign up to become one of our Safe & Well referral partners. We also offer referral pathways for domestic abuse and young fire setters. Find out more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting http://www.syfire.gov.uk/safety-advice/safe-well/.
Contact name: Community Fire Safety
Phone number: 0114 2532314
Contact name: For Safe & Well Partnership Scheme: Peter Jones
Email address: email@example.com
Role: Partnership Officer – Sheffield and Barnsley
Mobile number:07747 456197
197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG
Published: 09 August 2019