Fire safety checks from local fire brigades could lead to free smoke alarms

Fire Brigades across the UK are offering free home fire safety checks. All you have to do to arrange a home fire safety check is call your local fire station and request a visit.

During the visit the fire officer will talk with you about fire safety issues and how to reduce the risk of a fire. They will develop an escape plan with you and check your existing smoke alarms to ensure they are the correct type and that they are in working order. In some cases the fire brigade may fit some alarms in properties that do not have any, free of charge.

Once you have had the fire safety check it is important that you continue to check that your alarms are in good working order by pressing the test button on a weekly or monthly basis. Safelincs can help you do this by offering you a free reminder service. To use this service just register on the Safelincs reminders page.