There are clear links between poor health and the risk of fire. That’s why we focus so much of our prevention work on keeping our more vulnerable residents safe and well.
We know that someone’s risk from fire is often linked to things like old age, their mental health, or how much they drink or smoke. By understanding this, and working with health organisations to support vulnerable people, we can stop fires happening in the first place.
Our frontline firefighters and expert prevention staff visit 27,000 homes a year to carry out our ‘Safe and Well’ checks. It’s played a key role in reducing preventable fire deaths and injuries at home over the past decade.
If you’re worried about your or someone else’s fire safety at home, please read the ‘Safe and Well Visits’ section below, give us a free call and we’ll do our very best to help.
When it comes to health and lifestyle, there’s a lot you can do yourself to reduce your risk of a fire at home. Check out our useful links below for more info on healthy eating, exercise, giving up smoking, plus alcohol and drug use.