Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire safety at home

It’s important that you know how to reduce the risk of fire in your home. In our home fire safety pages you'll find lots of information about the common causes of fire in the home and what you can do to prevent them.

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. We also have the home fire safety information in videos which include British Sign Language.

Book your free home safety visit

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is commited to ensuring 100% of homes in Essex have a working smoke alarm. So, to help this happen, we carry out home safety visits to anyone living in Essex, completely FREE of charge.

What a home safety visit involves:

  • Identifying and making you aware of the potential fire risks in your home
  • Making sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
  • Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future
  • Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don't, we will fit a FREE ten year smoke alarm. 

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


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