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Fire safety in the home

There are many simple ways you can make your home safer from the risk of fire. These are some of our top tips:

Home safety visits


You could be eligible for a free home fire safety visit. We offer these visits to ensure we are doing everything possible to help you live safely in your home.


Call 0800 05 02 999 to speak to one of our friendly community safety team members based at our Exeter headquarters to find out whether you are eligible for a free home fire safety visit.

 

Who is eligible for a free home fire safety visit?

  • Anyone aged over 65
  • Any household with children under the age of 18
  • Anyone with a disability, mobility issues or sensory loss
  • Anyone who smokes
  • Anyone who lives alone
  • Anyone with a thatched property
  • Many other vulnerable people - please get in touch
Home Safety Visit

What happens during a home fire safety visit?


We will arrange for one of our friendly Home Safety Technicians to visit you in your home. The visit usually takes around 45 minutes, and the technician will:

  • Check smoke alarms - do you have one (or more)? Do they work? Can you test them? Our technician will check your alarms for you and if necessary may even supply you with a FREE smoke alarm.
  • Advise you on what to do in the event of a fire.
  • Provide the contact details of other partner agencies who may be able to give further help or assistance if needed.
  • We may also be able to offer more free fire safety equipment such as sensory loss alarms that come with a strobe light and vibrating pad, fire retardant bedding, fire retardant throws or blankets, carbon monoxide alarms, alarm testers, special timers and winter warm packs.

For more home safety advice you can download our Home Safety booklet.

 


All our safety information can be made available in other languages. Please contact 0800 050 2999 to request a copy.

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