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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Jay Appleby - Community Safety Advocate
Dealing with vulnerable individuals and addressing community risks are vital elements of the Advocate role. Community safety is a journey. Our remit has expanded over recent years to deliver a see it and solve it approach. 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 or family as safe and well as possible, whether that be issuing fire safety advice or equipment, reducing the risk of falls or signposting onto partner agencies like smoking cessation or community groups to reduce social isolation.
Working as a team, each member has their own skills and interests which they bring to the role. Some advocates we have are champions in special areas such as arson reduction and youth engagement. It is vital we offer well informed support to ensure we deliver the best quality of service to our communities.
Making a difference across our regions is very rewarding.