West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is starting a new scheme to try to protect vulnerable people.

The service wants to work with groups that support those who may be vulnerable to fire, such as those living alone, the elderly and those who may need support with impairments or mobility issues.

It is seeking to build links with community based bodies, to help identify those who might benefit from home fire safety checks.

They can help to reduce the risk from fire through measures such as the installation of smoke detectors but also through educating residents about fire risks and how to avoid dangers in the home.

Prospective partners can attend some free training at the community room at Bradford Fire Station, 540 Leeds Road, Bradford, BD3 9SB on Wednesday, May 7, from 9.30 am to noon.

That will deal with advising people on fire safety, along with details about how to refer them to the fire service for home visits.

Anyone wanting to book a place should e-mail Thomas.rhodes@westyorksfire.gov.uk.