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Fire safety

It’s really important that you and your family know what to do in the event of a fire in your home.

Did you know?

  • You’re four times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a smoke alarm that works.
  • Around half of home fires are caused by cooking accidents.
  • Two fires a day are started by candles.
  • Every six days someone dies from a fire caused by a cigarette.
  • About two fires a day are started by heaters.
  • Faulty electrics (appliances, wiring and overloaded sockets) cause around 6,000 fires in the home across the country every year.

Fire safety advice

Below is a really clear and impartial guide to fire safety that has been produced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

PDF icon RICS_Fire_Safety_Advice_Report 2019.pdf508.54 KB

Further help and advice

Visit or call 0800 0241 999 to get advice on:

•    Fire safety in your home
•    How to prevent common fires
•    How to make a fire escape plan
•    Electrical safety

Safe and well visit

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also offer safe and well Visits.  During the visit the Community Advice Team offer tailored advice and guidance for residents across Staffordshire to help keep you and your family safe.

To book your free safe and well visit please call 0800 0241 999 (lines are open from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday).