Most fires in the home start accidentally and the effects of these can be devastating. It’s important you know how to reduce the chances of a fire starting in your home to help keep yourself, your family and your property safe from fire.

In our home fire safety pages, which can be accessed via the buttons below, you’ll find information and advice on how to keep you and your family safe. Don’t forget, if there is a fire inside your home, get out, stay out and call 999 – don’t try to tackle the fire yourself. For more information on this, visit our On Discovering a Fire page.

Home Safety Check

This service offers free advice on how to prevent fires and what to do in the event of a fire. You can book a face-to-face home fire safety check below, or use the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) online home fire safety check tool.

Online Home Fire Safety Check

This easy-to-follow home fire safety check has been developed through a partnership between the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), Fire Kills and Safelincs. It will take you through your home one room at a time and the simple questions will help you spot fire risks as you go around your home.

The tool will offer tips and advice on the steps you can take to reduce those risks. At the end, you will receive a personalised fire safety action plan to help keep you and your household safe from fire.

Face-to-Face Home Fire Safety Check

It is carried out by the Service and our partners and takes place at your home, lasting approximately 30 minutes. As part of this service, smoke alarms may be fitted and subsequent maintenance and replacement of these becomes the responsibility of the homeowner. Smoke alarms are not provided as a matter of course.

We only target our visits at people and places where we know there is a higher risk of fire. The information supplied in the application process will help us to determine your risk, so please complete the form below as completely and accurately as possible.

Please note the check is not appropriate for people who live in accommodation where they are looked after, such as care homes. If this is the case, than a fire safety talk will be more suitable and this can be arranged by completing the Request a Talk/Visit form by following the button below.

For specific in the home fire safety information and advice to help keep you and your family safe, see the buttons below:

For information in other languages and formats, please click the button below: