Keep your loved ones safe
Fire safety in your home
By making a few simple changes you can reduce the risk of fire happening in your home, and we provide advice and information to help you do this, including:
- fitting and testing smoke alarms
- avoiding electrical fires
- using candles safely
- smoking safety
- cooking safely
- having an escape route
- planning a night time routine
- what to do if you have a fire in your home
Home Fire Safety Visits
Through our targeted prevention work we provide further support to the most vulnerable members of our community, ie those who may be more at risk of having a fire in their home and therefore need us most. In these cases we may carry out a free Home Fire Safety Visit.
What is a Home Fire Safety Visit?
This is a free pre-arranged visit to your home to carry out a fire safety assessment and provide you with advice on how to stay safe from fire, including:
- how to prevent fire happening
- what to do in the event of a fire
- cooking and electrical safety
- planning an escape route
- and a night time routine
If we find you need smoke alarms fitting in your home or that existing faulty alarms need replacing, we will do this free of charge during our visit. There may also be other help we can offer specific to your circumstances, such as additional fire safety equipment or referring you (with consent) to an organisation or agency that may be able to offer you further support.
The visit is free and will last approximately 45 minutes depending on your circumstances. Our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide you with a copy of our Fire Safety in the Home booklet which is available in alternative easy to read formats and a limited number of languages upon request.
If you are a referring agency please complete our agency referral form.