As part of our commitment to reducing the number of fires in the home, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service offers free Home Fire Safety Checks to residents across the two counties.
What is a Home Fire Safety Check?
A Home Fire Safety Check is a visit to your home by a member of our Community Risk team, who will offer fire safety advice to keep you and your family safe. Members of the team will also install smoke alarms where needed, and will encourage you to work out an escape plan specific to your home and circumstances. This can be as simple as heading down the stairs, knowing where your keys are, unlocking the door and leaving the property. This can make a huge difference if a fire breaks out in your home, particularly at night.
Who can have a Home Fire Safety Check?
Home Fire Safety Checks are free and are aimed at more vulnerable groups in the community including the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility or sensory impairment.
If you think an elderly family member, friend or neighbour might benefit from a visit to get in touch and request one on their behalf.
How can I arrange a Home Fire Safety Check?
Contact our Community Risk team via our on-line form or call 0800 032 1155 for advice.