A COMPANY with links to a fire brigade has launched an alarm service to protect people from danger.
The safety alarm service called HomeSafe has been launched by Cleveland Fire Brigade Risk Management, the brigade’s community interest company (CIC), to give people access to help in emergencies.
And the service is groundbreaking because it is a first for fire authorities in the UK.
It will provide protection for families, homes and small businesses, as well as helping many of Tees Valley’s more vulnerable residents.
All the surplus raised from CFB Risk Management’s contracts and services are reinvested back into projects that improve community safety.
Managing director Ian Hayton said: “The health and welfare of our communities is at the heart of everything we do.
“Thanks to our expertise in community protection and our not-for-profit Risk Management company we can offer a very cost-effective and highly responsive service.”
For as little as £4.99 per week, users will be supplied with an alarm unit and a personal alarm pendant along with an automated smoke detector. They are all directly linked to HomeSafe operators at the company’s monitoring centre.
Mr Hayton added: “HomeSafe is available to anyone wanting to protect themselves, their family, home or small business, but we expect it will be particularly valued by older people wanting to retain their independence, anyone with disabilities, poor health or at risk of domestic violence or abuse.”
Information about HomeSafe is available from (01642) 903109 or by visiting www.cfbriskmanagement.com/homesafe