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London Fire Brigade Havering

We are here to make London a safer city. Our vision is to be a world class fire and rescue service for London. We are the busiest fire and rescue service in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world protecting people and property from fire. We work closely with the communities we serve to make London a safer place to live, work and visit. Accidental fires in the home are the main cause of fire deaths and we do all we can to reduce these fatalities. We work to educate people about what they can do to protect themselves from fire. We do this by working with organisations who work with people we know are most at risk from fires and help us to reach and protect them

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
London
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Havering Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We work to stop fires and other emergencies happening, give advice, and help protect people if an incident does occur. A key priority is to prevent fires in the home because this is where most casualties occur. When a fire or another emergency does happen we will deal with it safely and effectively.

We have worked with Skills for Care to provide care workers across the country with new advice in a bid to cut fire deaths by helping to spot the tell tale signs of someone who is at high risk of having a fire.  We offer free home fire safety visits targeting vulnerable people most at risk and where appropriate we will fit a smoke alarm.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Obtaining the necessary funding for the provision of domestic fire suppression systems for high risk individuals.

Raising awareness to partners, organisations and agencies of risk to adults from fires.

Identifying and locating residents with dementia.

Member website

www.london-fire.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Providing operational firefighters and officers with the appropriate training of recognising and understanding dementia. Locating individuals within the Borough with dementia.

    Work with professionals that understand dementia to assist in the delivery of training to London Fire Brigade personnel. Assist them to understand behaviours and how best to communicate with dementia sufferers.

     

    Working with support groups/ carers to assist with identifying residents in the London Borough of Havering with dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To provide home fire safety visit to the community and giving the appropriate advice from our fire service professionals

    We understand that there are many vulnerable adults living in our Borough.  We aim to provide a smoke alarm to them.

     

    Allowing our professional fire service personnel to identify risks in the homes of individuals with dementia and working with them and their carers to reduce these risks.  Being able to communicate with them to ensure their understanding and importance of reducing risk.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Ensuring the professional work continues.

    We aim to continue with this professional work within the Borough.  Therefore keeping this an ongoing partnership. 

     

    provide the necessary and on going training to our personnel, so they maintain their high standards of working and understanding the needs of residents with dementia within the London Borough of Havering.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member