Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Smoke alarms save lives.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone in Essex to make sure that they have properly installed and fully working smoke alarms in their homes.

The Service is working to make sure that every home in the county enjoys the protection smoke alarms offer, our technicians will carry out full home safety inspection and supply and fit smoke alarms entirely free of charge, all anyone has to do is call and request a visit.

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 or email


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