FIREFIGHTERS are inviting Petworth residents to a free electric blanket test.
The fire service is also hosting a ‘one stop shop’ of advice and support services for older people.
Community fire safety officer Derek Covill said: “Every year there are around 1,000 fires caused by unsafe electric blankets and some people have lost their lives.
“You may have an elderly relative, friend or neighbour who would benefit from this free service.”
Tests are by appointment only between 9.30am-4.30pm. Call the community fire safety team on 01243 642879 for details.
For more information visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire
The free event will be held on May 20 at the Leconfield Hall in Petworth.