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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.


Want to book a free home visit?

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service offers 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.


Book a free home visit for youself here

  • Book online - Use this form to request a Home Safety/Safe and Well Visit for yourself 

Book a free home visit for someone else here

  • Book online - Use this form to request a Home Safety/Safe and Well visit for a close friend or relative, or if you’re referring somebody in your work or volunteering role

If you are referring to us in your work or volunteering role, please be aware that we are changing the way that we accept visit referrals and are no longer accepting referrals by telephone or email.

We’ve introduced our improved online form to help make sure that we have all the information we need to provide the best service possible to our partners and communities.

This will help us to make our service more efficient, and ensure that we are able to provide the right level of support to residents who need our help.


Other ways to get in touch 


More information

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.

Support Documents

To arrange your free home visit, please contact us:

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

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