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Fire safety

The number of accidental fires in people's homes has been reducing over the past ten years; however, there is always a potential risk that an accidental fire could start in the home.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service offer a range of fire safety advice to keep you and your family safe, including their Top safety tips. Visit their website for information.

They also offer free home fire safety checks targeted at the more vulnerable groups in the community.  A home fire safety check is a visit to your home by a member of their Community Risk team, who will offer fire safety advice to keep you and your family safe. Members of the team will also install smoke alarms where needed, and will encourage you to work out an escape plan specific to your home and circumstances.

Many referrals for home fire safety checks are made through other agencies, but Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service would urge anyone who thinks they or an elderly family member, friend or neighbour might benefit from a visit to get in touch and request one on their behalf.

If you would like to speak to someone for some advice then please visit the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service website to request a check or call 0800 032 1155.