A SERVICE which could save lives is being offered to residents across the Bognor Regis area.
Leader of West Sussex County Council Louise Goldsmith and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s chief fire officer, Sean Ruth, are encouraging people to sign up for free home safety fire checks.
“West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service do a terrific job,” said Cllr Mrs Goldsmith.
“Elderly people often spend a lot of their time in the kitchen with some seeing it as the warmest place in the home, but the naked flame from a gas cooker or a hot ring on an electric cooker can be potentially very dangerous.
“That’s why I am campaigning on this issue.
“If you know of an elderly resident living on their own or indeed have a parent or relative who does please recommend, or better still, arrange a free home fire safety check for them,” added Cllr Mrs Goldsmith.
To apply for a home check you can call 0800 3286487 or go to the county council’s website at www.westsussex.gov.uk.