Safety in the Home

Following some simple advice could prevent a fire occurring in your home. By printing and using our self-assessment form (pdf 324kb) you are able to check the safety of your home from fire.

If, once you have completed the questions, you have any safety concerns or require any further information then telephone the Community Safety Team on 01452 888777 and we would be happy to assist.

Community Safety Advisors visit people in their own homes

We will also, on request, carry out a Safe and Well visit to discuss all aspects of home safety including your own health and wellbeing. Our personnel will visit your home to offer safety advice as necessary and also install smoke alarms. We have a team of dedicated Community Safety Advisors working across the county carrying out home safety checks and giving advice.

If you feel you or anyone that you know needs a Safe and Well visit, then contact us on 0800 180 41 40 to arrange your visit or fill in the request form online.

The visit and any smoke alarms required are offered FREE OF CHARGE.

request a safe and well visit

NHS Exeter Health Data.

Health data has been produced by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and NHS England to help identify over 65s and vulnerable households. This allows us to deliver vital Safe and Well Checks and target those individuals who are more likely to require other agency and safeguarding referrals or signposting.

NHS England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) in England work together to share information (where relevant, proportionate and necessary) to allow GFRS personnel to undertake Safe and Well visits for those who would benefit most.

The majority of fire deaths in the UK occur amongst the elderly population, however a number of other risk factors have been identified that put people at an increased risk of having a fire at home; such as limited mobility, drugs and alcohol and poor housekeeping. A home Safe and Well visit is proven to make them safer and can reduce risk significantly.

In one area of the United Kingdom where this work has been piloted since 2007, there has been a significant reduction in fire deaths and injuries which has developed into a current trend well below the national average, thus demonstrating that this work can save lives.

GFRS and NHS will continue to work together in the future to ensure the visits undertaken by The Service are effective in helping keep people Safe and Well.