In 2017/18 we attended 496 electrical fires. Well over half of which were caused by faulty wiring, cookers/ovens and other cooking appliances.
It’s important to remember that electrical fires aren’t just confined to kitchens. Other electrical devices in the home such as iPads, mobile phones, E-Cigarettes and hair straighteners are also causing a lot of fires.
We carry out free Safe and Well visits for residents over the age of 65. All visits are tailored to the needs of the household; you could be given advice, specialist fire detection equipment and more. For more information on these please visit our Safe and Well page here.