The Fire & Rescue Service doesn’t just fight fires, it has a range of statutory duties including:
Promoting fire safety;
Preparing for fighting fires and protecting people and property from fires;
Rescuing people from road traffic collisions;
Dealing with other specific emergencies, such as flooding or terrorist attack.
You can find out about the services of the Suffolk Service by looking at www.suffolk.gov.uk/PolicingAndPublicSafety/FireAndRescueServices.
The local stations are at Stowmarket, Needham Market, Hadleigh, Long Melford and Sudbury, and you can find out more about your local station by looking at www.suffolk.gov.uk/PolicingAndPublicSafety/FireAndRescueServices/FireStations
Of course, in an emergency you call 999, for other kinds of enquiry, call them on 01473 260588.
Two other important services that you may want to use are:
Home Fire Safety Check
The Fire & Rescue Service offers advice and carry out Home Fire Safety Checks.
These are available by request to residents of Suffolk and are completely free of charge. They will
provide and install FREE 10-year smoke alarms where necessary.
give life saving advice in the event of a fire in your home.
explain how to make a fire escape plan for you and your family.
give practical advice on identifying fire hazards in the home.
All Home Fire Safety Checks are carried out by Fire Officers from Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service who will show identification. To receive free Home Fire Safety Advice and to check your eligibility for a free Home Fire Safety Check, call 01473 260 586
Emergency SMS services for the hard of hearing
Suffolk Fire and Rescue also offer a service to deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired people through the mobile phone texting service. To find out more, look at emergencysms.org.uk