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 advice on how to prevent fires and what to do in the event of a fire. It is carried out by the Service and its 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: