‘Routine to stay safe from fire’ – fire officers and meals on wheels providers collaborate on Operation Sponge Pudding to help keep elderly safe
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Herts fire officers and meals on wheels providers have been collaborating on Operation Sponge Pudding, a project to help the elderly follow a night-time checklist to stay safe from fire.
The officers accompany the meals staff on rounds and give a free safety check.
“The meals on wheels service help me stay independent, and I’ve got people to turn to if I need help,” said Dorothy Kaciniel, 80, from Baldock.
“I had the fire service come round and fit my smoke alarms.
“When I go to bed I have a routine to stay safe from fire.
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“I always shut doors and go in the kitchen to switch off the kettle and unplug the toaster.”
Request a free home fire safety visit by calling 0300 123 4046 or visiting hertsdirect.org/firesafety.
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