Keeping you safe from fire

We are working in partnership with key organisations to make sure that vulnerable people in Surrey are kept safe from fire.Research has shown that people with one or more of the following issues are more at risk from fire:

  •  Over the age of 60 (risk increases with age especially age 75 and over and significantly increases over age 85)
  • Live alone
  • Suffer mobility or hearing loss issues
  • Have mental health issues including dementia and memory loss
  • Have a learning, physical, cognitive or sensory disability
  • Have alcohol or drug dependency
  • Smokers

If you, a family member, or someone you care for, is considered more at risk of fire, because they are less able to notice or escape to safety when a smoke alarm goes off, then there's extra protection and support available across Surrey. Most of these services are absolutely free.

Firstly call Surrey Fire and Rescue Services on 0800 085 0767.

They can do a free home safety check. They will then assess what equipment and resources are needed for that person.
View our flyer here to see the kind of equipment they can arrange to install, to help keep vulnerable people safe from fire. These preventative measures can help save lives. For more information visit the Surrey Telecare website.

For additional information and to request a home safety visit:

Home safety check call this line on:

0800 085 0767

You can get further information from these websites:

Fire - make your home safe (easy read) materials on the GOV.UK website
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Please see below the training video for care staff:

In this section...

Keeping you safe from fire - information for the public
Information for professionals working with vulnerable adults in their own homes
Information for specialists working with vulnerable adults in residential areas


Last modified: Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:05 AM