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Advice to care providers following the Grenfell Tower fire

We have been asked by the National Fire Chiefs Council to ask you to review your fire safety procedures in relation to the points below. This is a national communication campaign as a result of the serious fatal fire on 14 June 2017 at Grenfell Tower in London. We are very keen that we comply with this process in order to protect the citizens of Birmingham.

The Fire and Rescue Services would be grateful if we would ask all independent care provider owners/managers to ask the following four key fire safety questions of either the residential/nursing service you operate or for those citizens who you support in their own home:

  • Do all of your smoke alarms work?
  • If the smoke alarm activates, would the residents be able to hear it?
  • Does your staff team know what to do if the smoke alarm activates?
  • Are the residents and staff able to get out of the premises if the smoke alarm activated?

If your answers to any of the above is no, Fire and Rescue Services would ask that you contact them for a home fire safety visit. This can be completed at the website link below or by completing the referral form and they will get in touch with you.

You can access contact details for your local Fire and Rescue Service via the following link to the Chief Fire Officers Association website: www.cfoa.org.uk.