Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has received national recognition for a project to keep vulnerable people safe in their homes.
The service won the Fire & Rescue Project of the Year at the at the annual Improvement and Efficiency Awards together with Surrey County Council’s adult social care team.
The project aims to provide fire safety training to people who care for older residents and those with disabilities and health problems.
Fire service community safety manager Bryn Strudwick said: “This award recognises the tremendous day-to-day work of all the staff involved and the importance of a joint approach to ensuring people stay safe at home.”
The county council’s cabinet member for adult social care, Mel Few, was equally delighted: “Protecting vulnerable people is at the heart of what the county council and the fire service do and this award demonstrates that.”
The awards were organised by the national Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise – known as IESE. More information about the Keeping You Safe From Fire project and the awards can be found in an IESE press release.