Fire Safety

Keeping you and your family safe from fires

Although over 50% of accidental fires are caused by cooking. Smoker’s materials are the main cause in fatal fires in the home.

Research studies into the causes of fires have indicated that some members of the community are much more at risk of having a fire than others.

Key factors could include:

Age, mental health issues, limited mobility, living alone, poor housekeeping / hoarding, medication both prescribed or otherwise and alcohol.

If you or anyone you know could be considered at higher risk, you may be entitled to a FREE Home Safety Visit.

For advice about staying safe in your home and to see if you are eligible for a home safety visit, contact Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) or see their website.

Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:00
Call Freephone 0800 05 02 999
Text 078 00 00 2476
Email firekills@dsfire.gov.uk

The Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service website also provides lots of advice and information on: