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Fire Risks

Last updated: 14/04/2020

Threats of Arson (TOA)

Should you have concerns for someone you are working with that has had a Threat of Arson made against them or their property or are at Risk of Arson then please complete the referral form.  Once Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) receive the referral form they will endeavour to attend the property (with consent of the occupant/victim, so please contact them first) within 48 hours. A Threat of Arson/Risk of Arson Safe and Well Visit will involve our Safe and Well Technicians or Crews attending the property to fit arson proof letter boxes, fire retardant sprays and as many smoke alarms as required.   All Threats of Arson/Risk of Arson referrals need to be reported to TVP and they will contact RBFRS directly however if you would like to discuss this further please call the numbers listed at the end of the guidance document.

Fire and Rescue Service - Adults at Risk Programme (ARP)

This is a fire safety guide for all those involved in the care of adults in the community. It lays down the minimum recommendations for the protection of adults at risk from fire. If fire safety is not considered and the correct protection measures are not put in place then the person may not be safe in their home. They will be at the greatest possible risk should a fire occur.

As part of the partnership approach being adopted, Adult Social Care and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) can supply a wide variety of resources to support agency partners, families and the end user.

This training package is designed to enable work with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to protect vulnerable adults living in the community from the risks of fire. It has been designed for use by:

  • Domiciliary care workers
  • Carers
  • Adult Social Care staff
  • Staff in any other organisation involved in care of people in their own homes

The aims of the training package are to highlight:

  • The increased risk of fire to vulnerable adults living in their own homes.
  • Who is more at risk.
  • The protection measures and additional equipment that is available.
  • When to make a referral to the Fire Service.
  • How to make a referral to the Fire Service

In addition, RBFRS offer free fire safety checks for those who are eligible. These can be accessed by members of the public or by a referring agency

The Home Fire safety checks:

  • are free and identify fire risks in the home
  • can be arranged as a joint visit with a carer/relative
  • You will be asked if the client is aware of the referral
  • On receipt of this referral RBFRS will attempt to make direct contact with the individual (or joint visit nominee as appropriate). If the visit is declined or we cannot make contact with the individual we will pass this information back to the referring agency

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