Home safety advice

Fire safety at home

We want you, your family, friends and neighbours to be safe from fire in your home, to help you do this we have a short video which will highlight the risks in your home room by room and give you some advice on how to make it safer.

Around half of Norfolk’s house fires have an electrical cause. Being electrically safe in the home helps to reduce the risk to you and your family of a fire starting. Find out more about electrical fire safety.

If you are over 65 or have a disability which could make it more difficult to react to a fire you may be eligible for a free home fire risk check of your home.

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms are life-saving pieces of equipment. Make sure you:

  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month, we promote once a week – Test it Tuesday
  • Make sure that there is a working smoke alarm on every level of your home
  • Never ignore a beeping alarm

Fire action plan

We don’t know when, or even if a fire will break out but we can take steps now to prevent injury or death. Follow these guidelines to make your own fire action plan and increase your chances in a fire.