Can I get a fire safety check of my home?

Many local fire services offer a free home fire safety visit, they assess your home and offer advice on how to make it safer and if necessary can fit smoke alarms.

These visits are usually for people regarded as having a higher risk of fire in the home, such as:

  • Older people living alone
  • People with mobility, vision or hearing impairments
  • People accessing mental health services
  • Those liable to intoxication through alcohol and/or drug use

Visits shouldn't last more than a few minutes and could significantly help prevent fires.

You can arrange a visit by contacting your local fire service, which you can find by searching the Chief Fire Officers Association directory.

For more general information on how to stay safe in your home see How can I avoid accidents and stay safe in my home?

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