Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Don't Gamble with your life - get a smoke alarm

Not having a smoke alarm is a gamble it's not worth taking. That's the advice from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

We provide and fit smoke alarms free of charge so there is no excuse for not benefiting from the protection and peace of mind smoke alarms offer you and your family.

Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick said: “Smoke alarms are proven life savers. They give vital warning at the first sign of fire giving everyone time to get safely out before calling us in.

“There is no excuse for any home not having a smoke alarm. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service provide home fire safety visits completely free of charge. A technician will come to your home, carry out a full home fire safety inspection and fit smoke alarms where they are needed.”

To arrange a free home fire safety visit, call 0300 303 0088, fill in the form found on our website here  or email

DO Fenwick said: “The home fire safety visit does not have to be for you. If you are concerned that a relative or neighbour could benefit from a visit, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us.”

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