Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service offer Home Fire Safety Checks.

The home visit will take 30 minutes and consists of a member of the local fire and rescue service visiting your home, at a time convenient to yourself, to carry out an inspection of your home.

The Fire Service will talk to you about many of the fire safety issues in your home, covering electrical safety, smoking and the use of electric blankets. They will also check areas in your home for overloaded plug sockets or wires trapped under carpets, and check doors shut correctly. They welcome any questions you have about home safety and will run through an escape plan if you don’t already have one in place.

The visits focus on three key areas:

  • Identify and be aware of the potential fire risk within your home
  • Know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
  • Put together and escape plan in case a fire does break out and ensure you have working smoke alarms.

For more information on the home safety visit and useful information on how to keep your home safe visit http://dsfire.gov.uk/YourSafety/SafetyInTheHome/Index.cfm?siteCategoryId=4&T1ID=35

Call 0800 05 02 999 for a free home safety check, and find out you are eligible for a home fire safety visit. These checks take five minutes over the telephone with one of their Home Safety team. If you are then eligible, you will be offered a home fire safety visit.