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Fire safety in your home

We carry out regular fire safety checks and fire alarm tests in all blocks and communal areas.

Within your home, it is your responsibility to avoid fire risk.

Remember, never try to tackle a fire yourself – if a fire starts in your home, call 999.

Fire safety tips

We’ve pulled together some top tips to help you stay safe in your home, and avoid a household fire:

 Smoke alarms

A smoke alarm (also known as a smoke detector)  detects fire in its early stages and gives a loud audible warning.  It could help you to save your home and the lives of your family.

Your home will have a hardwired smoke alarm (connected to the electricity supply) or a battery alarm.  Let us know immediately if they are not working.  You can ask for a battery alarm to be replaced by a hardwired alarm.

Remember to regularly test your smoke alarm! Press to test. Monthly is best. 

Watch this powerful film from the government’s Fire Kills campaign 

Find out more about smoke alarms from Avon Fire & Rescue service

Keep safe from fire in your home

Make sure you follow the government guidelines to keep you, your family and your home safe from fire.

Read advice