FREE electric blanket safety tests are being offered to older and vulnerable people as the winter months draw nearer.
The tests are being offered as part of a campaign to prevent house fires this winter.
Derbyshire County Council is running a series of events in partnership with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, where people who are disabled or aged over 60 can have their blankets tested for free.
The tests will take place at Ashbourne fire station on Friday, October 11 between 9.30am and 4pm.
To find out more about the project call Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service on 01332 771221.