There are natural synergies between the work of fire and rescue services and the gas emergency service Cadent.
It’s just part of our joint DNA to work hard to keep people and property safe, and ensure every support is provided to those who may be living in vulnerable circumstances.
Across Cadent’s large UK footprint, we have established partnerships with 19 of the 25 fire and rescue services to help us promote carbon monoxide safety advice
(we’re working on the other 6 too).
We supply training, information and CO alarms which fire service staff distribute in areas we know are at high CO risk. It’s reaping great results, increasing awareness of CO by 30%.
And last week, we had the pleasure of giving a presentation to 30 fire professionals, at an event organised by the Institution of Fire Engineers
at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.
Simon Tomlinson introduced Cadent and an overview of the safeguarding services we offer to customers, including locking cooker valves
, heated seat covers and welfare packs.
Earl Richards spoke in more detail about the dangers of CO
, how to identify its presence in people’s homes and what to do if it is suspected.
These links are a tremendous way to build relationships and deliver on our duty to keep customers – and those who respond to emergencies – safe from any harm.