SAFE / Somerset Cares


The Somerset Fire Department, with the assistance of Somerset TRIAD, announces the creation of the “Somerset Cares” program.

This program will consist of scheduled home visits to our senior citizens by Somerset Firefighters. Firefighters will conduct a safety check of the home and assess the surroundings for various potential hazards. This program is free.

The focus of the visits centers on a needs assessment, medical identification/information program, trip and fall prevention, home heating safety, bathroom safety, cooking safety, ensuring adequate lighting and checking/installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Firefighters will also do blood pressure checks.

Some of the supplies that firefighters will provide free of charge, if needed, include the following:

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Batteries (includes installation)
  • Assorted light bulbs
  • Night Lights and extra bulbs
  • Flash Lights and batteries
  • Fire Safety Informational pamphlets
  • File of Life packet
  • Yellow Alert packet
  • Other supplies as required

The “Somerset Cares” program is designed to be an expandable program that will allow the future integration of Community Paramedicine (also known as Mobile Health Care). Federal changes to the healthcare system will create the need for more out-of-hospital healthcare with the goal to keep patients out of the hospital, especially the Emergency Department, whenever possible. Patients may be better served with a proactive care program that serves the residents within the confines of their own homes. Somerset Fire Department Paramedics and EMT’s stand ready to participate in this expanded program once it is implemented by the Commonwealth and our local healthcare providers such as hospitals and physicians.

“Somerset Cares” Supply List:

  1. Smoke Detectors - all types
  2. Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  3. Batteries - AA, AAA and 9V
  4. Light Bulbs - assorted
  5. Night Lights and extra bulbs
  6. Flash Lights and batteries
  7. File of Life information
  8. Yellow Alert information
  9. House Number information
  10. Are You OK? information
  11. Project Lifesaver information
  12. Knox Box information
  13. Smart 911 information
  14. Senior Fire Safety pamphlets
  15. BP Cuff and Stethoscope
  16. Pulse Oximeter
  17. Step stool
  18. Drill
  19. Laptop - Ambupro
  20. Waiver forms
  21. BP forms