Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service partners with Luminus to protect vulnerable residents

Working with housing provider Luminus, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has installed two automatic fire suppression systems in the homes of vulnerable residents in Cambridgeshire.

The systems provide rapid and effective fire suppression across the room to help protect the occupant in the event of a fire. The assistive technology is particularly aimed at those who may be living at home alone or are far less likely to be able to escape in the event of a fire, giving residents peace of mind and helping them to live independently for longer.

Group Commander Kevin Napier, head of community fire safety for CFRS, said: “We work hard to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are supported to live well and stay safe from a fire in their home. We offer a range of free support, including our Safe and Well visits offered across Cambridgeshire.

“We are delighted to build on our partnership work with Luminus. By installing these automatic fire suppression systems in the homes of those who are most at risk, we can help keep Cambridgeshire’s most vulnerable residents safe.”

CFRS has been working in partnership with Luminus since 2015, with a Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) agreement. PAS partnerships were created to allow for national consistency in the way that fire services support and advice on fire safety for businesses.

Lewis Orrow, Luminus Fire Risk Assessor, added: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in finding innovative ways to protect our most vulnerable tenants. These fire suppression systems represent a significant investment in safety and hopefully there will be more come.”