Southport fire crews back dementia awareness campaign to visit residents at home

Fire crews are backing a dementia awareness campaign to help residents in the town have a greater understanding of Alzheimer’s and memory issues.

Firefighters from Southport Community Fire Station White Watch will be visiting dementia sufferers to offer fire safety advice and check they have working smoke alarms.

Watch Manger Steve Bousfield said: “Many members of our Watch are Dementia Friends and want to support those living with dementia by ensuring their homes are safe.

“Crews will be visiting residents on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 between 11am and 4pm.

If you live in the Southport area and know someone who would like a free Home Fire Safety Check please call 0800 731 5958 and quote the reference ‘Campaign Code 017’.

“Firefighters will arrive in a fire engine and have photographic identification with them. Residents are encouraged to check their ID before letting staff in to their homes.”