The Fire Prevention section covers the everyday accidents that can cause a fire in your home.
This Government led campaign, developed with the help of the National Fire Chiefs Council also urges the public to test their smoke alarms at least once a month. The campaign is also partnering with other organisations, including Dementia UK and retailer B&Q, to help spread the message.
Is your home safe?
In the year ending June 2019, 215 people lost their lives due to a fire at home.
You are around 8 times more likely to die from a fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm in your home.
Would your smoke alarm save you?
working smoke alarms correctly positioned in your home can save your life
make sure you test your smoke alarms at least once a month
make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home, including in each bedroom
do not put a smoke alarm in a kitchen or bathroom
don’t ever paint over a smoke alarm
have a plan for how you’d leave your home if your smoke alarms go off, and make sure everyone in your home knows what it is
Did you know?
cooking fires are the main causes of fire in the home
every 6 days someone dies in a fire started by smoking materials
two accidental dwelling fires a day are started by candles
faulty electrics cause about 4,000 fires in the home each year