Three electrical fire safety events will be held at different locations in the county, delivered by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS).

Members of the public are invited to bring along their electric blankets and portable heaters to be tested. 

Trading Standards and Healthwatch Norfolk will also be attending so people can find out more about product safety and advice and accessing help with health and social care.

The electrical safety days will take place from 10.30am to 4pm each day at:

  • North Earlham Fire Station on Tuesday 5 March
  • Great Yarmouth Fire Station on Wednesday 6 March
  • King’s Lynn North Fire Station on Thursday 7 March

There are things everyone can be doing in their home to reduce the risk of fire. eg

  • Testing your smoke alarm regularly
  • Staying at least one metre from any portable heaters
  • Charging devices when you are awake, alert and around
  • Keeping tea towels and oven gloves away from gas hobs

NFRS also offer free Home Fire Safety visits for people over 65 or anyone who has a disability which could make it more difficult to react to a fire. More information about booking a fire safety visit is available here.

(Source: Norfolk County Council)