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Fire safety in the home

How to prevent having a fire in your home, what to do in the event of a fire and find out more about our home safety visits.

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Home safety visits

Learn more about what happens during our home safety visits and how to book a visit. 

Smoke alarms

Advice on the best smoke alarms for your home. Guidance on how to test your smoke alarm, where to put them and what to do if your smoke alarm keeps going off randomly. 

Types of property

How to prevent the causes of fire in thatched properties, flats, and caravans, and what to do in the event of a fire.

Rented properties

Fire safety advice for people living in rented accommodation. 

Gardens, sheds and garages

How to keep prevent a fire from starting in your outside environment at home, and know what to do in the event of a fire. 

Workplaces and businesses

Fire safety advice and legal responsibilities for businesses. Risk assessments, inspections, fire prevention and safety. Report a concern.

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Reporting a fire risk

How to report a concern about fire safety in a business, from what we can help with to where to get help.

Inspections and enforcement

What happens during a fire safety inspection and how we enforce the law. View our enforcement register and learn how to report a safety concern to us. 

Farms and agriculture

How to protect your farm from fire including advice on how to store hay and straw to lower the risk of fire. 

Covid-19 guidance

Advice on how to keep your business safe from fire during the pandemic.

Wildfires and safety outdoors

How to prevent wildfires, wildfire advice for rural areas, bonfire safety and advice on what to do if you see a wildfire.

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Wildfire safety

Advice on how to prepare for a wildfire, what to do if you see a wildfire, causes of wildfires and advice for people living in rural areas. 

Adverse weather conditions

How to stay safe in severe weather conditions, and learn about how to prevent wildfires and stop them from getting worse.

Support for carers

How to help someone you're caring for reduce their risk of having a fire, and how to communicate what they should do in the event of a fire.

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Disabled people

How to keep disabled people safe from fire, book a home safety visit and communicate an escape plan, with information on specialist equipment.

Smokers

Smoking is the most common cause of fatal fires. See our safety advice.

Oxygen users

Safety advice for carers using specialist health care equipment and oxygen.

Hoarders

Information on why hoarding is a fire risk and what you can do to help someone keep safe.

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Parents and carers of children

Advice for parents and carers on how to communicate fire safety to children and help them stay safe in the event of a fire. 

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Children playing with fire

How to recognise firesetting behaviour in children, advice and how to seek help.

Making an escape plan

Advice to help parents and carers make an escape plan and communicate it with children.

Activities for children

Activities children can do to help them understand the dangers of fire, how to stay safe and what to do if a fire starts.

School visits

What the fire service does to teach children about fire safety, what to expect and how to book a session.

On the road

How to stay safe on the road, with safety advice for drivers, motorcyclists and young people.

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Car and vehicle safety

Safety advice for drivers of cars or large vehicles. 

Motorcycle safety

How to stay safe on the road if you're a motorcyclist.

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Young drivers

Find out about our events for young drivers and how to stay safe on the roads. 

Events

Find out about our upcoming events and how to organise a safety talk or demonstration. 

After an incident

Support for witnesses of traumatic incidents and practical advice for people who have had a property fire.

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Support after an incident

If you've been involved in a traumatic incident or been a witness to one, you may find it helpful to get some support to help you deal with your experience. 

Visit our information pages for more details on available support and who to contact. 

 

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