STAFF from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are celebrating after hitting their target of delivering 60,000 Home Safety Assessments (HSAs) in the past year.
This target was achieved on the last day of the financial year, with a Goosetry couple in their 80s receiving the 60,000th HSA.
They had two smoke alarms fitted free of charge by fire safety officers and received valuable fire safety and preventative advice.
The service signed up to achieving the target in this year’s corporate plan and fire chiefs say they are delighted to announce that the goal has now been achieved.
Deputy chief fire officer Mark Cashin said: “Reaching this 60,000 target was the ultimate goal for the service for this year.
“And it hopefully brings us closer to our vision of zero preventable deaths in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.
“HSAs combine advice on fire and other safety issues with the fitting of free smoke alarms.
“The service intends to carry out another 60,000 in 2009/10, while ensuring that 60% of these are from defined high-risk groups.”