Supermarket helps promote Safe and Wellbeing Service

A local supermarket is working with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to promote free safety and wellbeing visits.

Safe and Wellbeing visits are offered by the service to every household in County Durham and Darlington. Fire crews visit homes to identify potential fire hazards, provide safety advice and fit smoke alarms. The Tesco Extra store at Dragonville will now promote the free visits by including a leaflet in each home delivery they make.

The idea for including the leaflets came from Watch Manager Andy Bennett, based at Durham fire station. He saw a Tesco van delivering someone’s online order and approached the manager at the Durham store.

Jason King, Store Manager at the Tesco Extra store said “As the Store Manager of Tesco Durham Extra, I am proud to be able to use our scale for good to support the great work of the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service with their Safe and Wellbeing campaign.

“We strive as a company to work at the heart of every community and I personally feel by supporting this campaign we are demonstrating our passion for this. We will be working in partnership to communicate the importance of having a working smoke alarm to our customers at an important time of the year”.

The supermarket will start including the leaflets in home deliveries from December and continue for the next six months.

The Safe and Wellbeing visits can be booked with the fire service through local community safety teams. Call 0345 2234 221 or email to arrange an appointment.