Jersey Fire & Rescue Fire Safety Sponsorship

Jersey Fire & Rescue Sponsorship

Islands pledge support for fire safety and prevention initiatives 

Islands Insurance has partnered with the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service to sponsor a number of key fire safety and prevention initiatives.

The three-year deal will enable Jersey Fire and Rescue to increase the number of home fire safety visits it carries out and will fund the provision of free smoke detectors to those deemed most at risk, such as the over 65s and young single parents with children.

Islands’ sponsorship will also allow for the updating of key safety messages on the force’s mobile fire appliances, which can then be rolled out across social media, and will enable them to purchase two gazebos for use at the fêtes, open days and other community events that Jersey Fire and Rescue attend each year.

Currently, the Service carries out around 200 home fire safety visits annually, but it is now planning to double this, and to widen the parameters for visits, in order to include more at-risk and ‘hard to reach’ families.

During each visit they will install at least one smoke detector and give advice on safety in the home as well as checking for potential problems that may be caused by domestic appliances, faulty wiring or poor plumbing.

Group Commander Martyn Maguire, Director of Prevention and Protection at Jersey Fire and Rescue, said that properly installed and working smoke detectors had been proven to drastically reduce the risk of death or injury by giving early warning of fire and that every home or workplace should have them.

“We are keen to extend the number of home fire safety visits we carry out each year, and to install as many free smoke alarms as we can because not only do they save lives, but also they limit the potential damage caused to homes and property,” he added.

Jim Purkiss, Director at Islands, said they were committed to making Jersey a safer island and were delighted to support such an important community safety initiative.

“Jersey Fire and Rescue already do a great job in promoting fire safety and prevention and, with our help, they’ll be able to assist even more people, which will keep hundreds of Islanders safe in their home,” said Mr Purkiss.