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Fire safety at home

Knowing how to reduce the risk of fire in your home is an important part of living safe and well. You can find lots of useful information about the common causes of fire in the home and what you can do to prevent them in the links above.

Don’t forget, if there is a fire inside your home – get out, stay out and call 999.

Click on the links at the top of this page for more information about how you can keep yourself, family and home safe from fire.

If you do not have working smoke alarms, or would just like further advice, please follow the link to book your free home visit today.


Book your free home visit

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service offer free home visits to any Essex resident. If you do not have working smoke alarms, or have working smoke alarms but would like more information about how to live safely and securely at home, book one of our free home visits today.

To arrange your visit, or if you know anyone who would benefit from a visit, please contact us:

When you make an enquiry a member our team will get in touch and book an appointment at a time convenient to you.

We need the consent of the individual whose home will be visited in order to make any arrangements for a visit.

You can find a copy of our Home Safety Privacy Notice on the right hand side of this page.

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To arrange your free home visit, please contact us:

Call: 0300 303 0088
Email: home.safety@essex-fire.gov.uk
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