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Beyond fighting fires: The role of the fire and rescue service in improving the public's health

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Fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) have a key role to play in ensuring that their communities are safe through responding to emergencies and also through their extensive preventative work.

This has been hugely successful and has seen fires decrease by half in the last ten years. Many FRAs are now exploring how they can use their expertise in prevention to improve the public's health.

The trust placed in the fire and rescue service and the comprehensive access to the public that this provides means they have a unique ability to provide critical interventions, promote health messages and refer to appropriate services.

The case studies contained within this publication explore their activities to help the most vulnerable individuals and families in our communities.