Fire service calls for greater role in keeping Lancashire healthy

Lancashire needs to get better at recognising the link between poor health and a person’s risk of being involved in a house fire.
That was the message from the county’s assistant chief fire officer, David Russell, to a committee of health and social care experts.
“Every time I’m noted of a fire-related death in Lancashire, I could pretty much write the profile of the individual,” Mr Russell told the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board.
“The one sad reflection is that, very often, that individual will be known to [social] services - but not the fire and rescue service,” he said.
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24 September 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 47
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