The Home Fire Safety Check 

What is a home fire safety visit? 

We will visit you at home to offer advice on how to make your home safe and where appropriate fit a smoke alarm for free.

Who is eligible?

We target our visits in areas and situations where we know there is a higher risk of fire, including the homes of older or disabled people, but anyone living in South Wales can request a home fire safety visit.

Why request a visit?

If you are concerned that your home may be at risk of fire or know someone who you think needs our help then please arrange a visit.

How long will it take to complete the form? 

No more than a couple of minutes

In order to reduce the incidence of accidental dwelling fires within its area, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has embarked upon an ambitious programme of Home Fire Safety Checks (HFSCs).

Firefighters and community fire safety staff from the Service will now visit domestic properties to provide home fire safety advice and will supply and install smoke alarms free of charge. These checks are the cornerstone of the proactive role the Service is now adopting in its drive to reduce the deaths and injuries that are caused by accidental fires.

A home fire safety check takes about an hour to complete.

 

Top Ten Tips

  1. Fit a smoke alarm and check it regularly.
  2. Make a fire action plan so that everyone in your house knows how to escape in the event of fire.
  3. Take care when cooking with hot oil and think about using thermostatically controlled deep fat fryers.
  4. Never leave lit candles unattended.
  5. Ensure cigarettes are stubbed out and disposed of carefully.
  6. Never smoke in bed.
  7. Keep matches and lighters away from children.
  8. Keep clothing away from heating appliances.
  9. Take care in the kitchen! Accidents whilst cooking account for 59% of fires in the home.
  10. Take special care when you are tired or when you've been drinking.

 


 

             Home Fire Safety Check


Phone FREE on 0800 169 1234

Online Registration Form

email: Home Fire Safety  
Text us on 07756 847123 

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