Home fire safety

Find information about how you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe from fire.

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Advice for older people

Advice for older people

In 2018/19 we attended almost 150 house fires involving older people.

Residents aged 65 and over are being invited for ‘Tea and Tips’ at a number of West Sussex fire stations to make them more aware of everyday risks.

Dates and local stations taking part are:

  • Bognor Fire Station – DATE
  • Chichester Fire Station – Saturday 28 September 3pm to 5pm
  • Littlehampton Fire Station – Saturday 21 September TIME to TIME
  • Worthing Fire Station – DATE
  • Shoreham Fire Station – DATE 
  • Horsham Fire Station – DATE
  • Crawley Fire Station – DATE
  • Burgess Hill Fire Station – DATE
  • East Grinstead Fire Station – DATE
  • Haywards Heath Fire Station – DATE

Visit our directory to find the address of your local fire station.

Could you be eligible for a free Safe and Well Visits? We carry out hundreds of them every year, they offer advice on how to make the home safer and, if appropriate, fit smoke alarms and other specialist fire detection equipment free of charge.

Find out more about Safe and Well Visits.

Recipe for disaster

Recipe for disaster

During 2018 we attended 449 house fires, 60% of which originated in the kitchen.

The main reasons being distraction, fault in equipment or appliance and negligent use of equipment or appliance.

Please check your appliances for faulty wiring/cabling/plugs and do not leave cooking unattended.

Kitchen fire safety leaflet

Don't let fire take charge

Don't let fire take charge

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 visit our Safe and Well page.

Electrical fire safety leaflet
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