Community Safety Advocates
Preventing fires, road traffic collisions and other emergencies is a priority for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. The Community Safety team works with those most at risk within our communities to make them safer from house fires, anti-social fires, arson and road traffic collisions.
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Caroline Jackson - Community Safety Advocate
With a background in nursing and health and safety turning my hand to Community Safety seemed a natural fit. Dealing with vulnerable individuals and addressing community risks are vital elements of the role.
Community safety is a journey. Across my five years in the role it has changed vastly. Our remit has expanded. Our job is not only to make communities safer from fire risks, we now address social issues. When we enter a property we aim to make that individual as safe as possible, whether that be issuing fire safety advice, reducing risk of falls or signposting onto partner agencies.
Working as a team, each member has their own skills and interests which they bring to the role. I am a dementia friend and working towards becoming a champion. I hope to be able to pass on my knowledge and promulgate through the organisation advice and past experience of dealing with individuals living with dementia. As dementia increases its prevalence in society, we as a Fire Service are encountering individuals living with dementia more often. It is vital we offer well informed support to ensure we deliver the best quality of service to those individuals.
Making a difference across our regions communities is very rewarding.