Fire safety in your home
By making a few simple changes you can reduce the risk of fire happening in your home, and we provide advice and information on our website to help you do this. You can also download a copy of our Fire Safety in the Home Booklet, and use the Home Fire Safety Checklist.
Home Fire Safety Visits
Through our targeted prevention work we provide further support to the most vulnerable members of our community, ie those who may be more at risk of having a fire in their home and therefore need us most. In these cases we may carry out a free Home Fire Safety Visit. This is a free pre-arranged visit to your home to carry out a fire safety assessment and provide you with advice on how to stay safe from fire, including:
- how to prevent fire happening
- what to do in the event of a fire
- cooking and electrical safety
- planning an escape route
- and a night time routine
If we find you need smoke alarms fitting in your home or that existing faulty alarms need replacing, we will do this free of charge during our visit. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing there are special smoke alarms with a flashing light and pillow vibrator pads.
There may also be other help we can offer specific to your circumstances, such as additional fire safety equipment or referring you (with consent) to an organisation or agency that may be able to offer you further support.
The visit is free and will last approximately 45 minutes depending on your circumstances, and our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Are you eligible for a Home Fire Safety Visit?
We assess all requests to ensure we meet the needs of those who are most vulnerable and where we know there is an increased risk of fire, such as those who:
- are aged 65 years or over
- have sight and/or hearing loss
- have mobility concerns
- have mental health concerns
- have memory concerns
- are unable to escape unaided if there is a fire
- are a single parent with children under the age of 5
Requesting a Home Fire Safety visit
To request a Home Fire Safety Visit (for yourself, or for someone else) please visit our website, or call us on 01179 262061. Alternatively, you may request a visit by texting ‘visit’ to 07507 319694.
Community Safety Centres
We are reaching further into the communities we serve with our Community Safety Centres. The Centres are not only a hub for fire safety advice, they also provide meeting room space and Internet access, free of charge, to local community groups. The Centres help contribute to the safety and well-being of our community, helping protect them from fire and other hazards, and provide easy access to information, education and advice at the heart of the community.
There are currently Community Safety Centres at:
- Bath Fire Station, Cleveland Bridge, Bath, BA2 6PU
- Weston-super-Mare Fire Station, Milton Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3JS
- Yate Fire Station, Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4AL
We want our Centres to be accessible to all, and those at Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Yate meet the requirements of the Equality Act. Our other fire stations do not have a Community Safety Centre are not intended to be accessed by members of the public therefore do not have full disabled access, however, if you want to arrange a station visit please get in touch and we will try to accommodate your request.
To make use of our Community Safety Centres please contact us on 0117 926 2061.
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