Home Safety Checks – reduction during pandemic

Much like other services across the country, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue took the difficult decision recently to suspend all but immediately high-risk community safety activity.

This is due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and includes most of our home safety visits, safe and well checks, school visits and station-based events.

The joint police and fire Lifewise Centre is also closed, until further notice, and fire station community rooms are no longer being used by our partner agencies.

Whilst we strive to make South Yorkshire safer and stronger, through our wide ranging partnership and prevention work, these measures are required to safeguard our staff.

It is, during this difficult time, vitally important that our firefighters and control operators are kept fit and ready to respond to 999 emergencies.

Members of the public, and especially our partners, are still encouraged to make referrals through our website but please expect a delay in our response to these.

We will endeavour to complete them all as soon as it is safe, and possible, to do so. Until this point there is a range of safety information available on our website, here.


This content was last updated on June 15th, 2020