A Home Safety Visit is a free service carried out by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. It involves a pre-arranged visit to your home to offer advice on how to make it safer and, where appropriate, fit smoke alarms or other specialist fire detection equipment free of charge.
Visits are tailored to the specific needs of the household, normally last between 30-45 minutes. The fire service personnel who visit always carry identification.
We offer checks to the most vulnerable individuals and groups within our communities. You may be eligible if you:
- are aged 65 or over
- are a lone adult/lone parent with young children
- have a permanent disability
- have permanent mobility difficulties
- have a Careline/Lifeline
- cannot hear a standard smoke alarm and live alone.
3 Request a visit
If you're concerned that your home may be at risk of fire, or you know someone who you think needs our help, you can request a Home Safety Visit.