Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service partners with Luminus to protect vulnerable residents
Luminus, working with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has installed two automatic fire suppression systems in the homes of vulnerable residents in Cambridgeshire.
The systems provide a rapid and effective fire suppression across the to help protect the resident in the event of a fire. The assistive technology is particularly aimed at those who may be living at home alone or are far less likely to be able to escape in the event of a fire, giving residents peace of mind and helping them live independently for longer.
Luminus is in partnership with CFRS under the Primary Authority Scheme which launched in 2015. The aim of PAS is for fire and rescue services to develop effective partnerships with businesses that achieve a national consistency in delivering fire safety
enforcement advice, which helps us to work closely together to ensure we are helping to keep residents safe.
Head of Community Fire Safety for CFRS, Kevin Napier commented:
“Smoke inhalation if one of the primary causes of death or seriously injury in victims of indoor fires and in the event of a fire the misting system can mean the difference between life and death. The systems are invaluable in saving the lives of vulnerable people living alone that may be unable or unlikely to raise the alarm themselves when faced with a fire in the home. It is essential for housing providers and landlords to understand the huge life-saving potential of these systems in order to ensure vulnerable people living independently can continue to do so, as safely as possible.”
Lewis Orrow, Luminus Fire Risk Assessor said,
“We are delighted to work in partnership with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in finding innovative ways to protect our most vulnerable tenants. These fire suppression systems represent a significant investment in safety and hopefully there will be more to come.”
Fire safety assistive technology is now available from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to help and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities. For more information please visit www.cambsfire.gov.uk