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Fire Safety in the Home

It is important to be safe in the home and know how to reduce the chance of a fire starting in the home. Most fires in the home start accidentally and can be devastating.

The London Fire Brigade can help you to take measures to reduce the chance of a fire occurring in your home, and help you to keep you or your family safe.

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Home fire safety visit

You can request a free home fire safety visit from the London Fire Brigade. They will check to see how safe your home is, test any smoke alarms you may have, and install new ones if necessary.

The home fire safety visit is usually for people regarded as having a higher risk of fire in the home, such as:

  • Older people living alone
  • People with mobility, vision or hearing impairments
  • People accessing mental health service users
  • Those liable to intoxication through alcohol and/or drug use

You can request a home fire safety visit by calling the Contact Assessment Team or by speaking with your Health & Social Care professional. You can also contact the London Fire Brigade directly.

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Smoke alarms

Every home should have at least one working smoke alarm on each floor.

Smoke alarms provide vital early warnings when there is a fire in your home, giving you extra time to escape. You should regularly test your smoke alarm to make sure it is working.

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