Home Fire Risk Check

What does it do?

A Home Fire Risk Check is a basic assessment of the fire risks in your home, carried out by our staff. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the house. We will need you to be present to answer a few questions for us.
Our staff will offer you fire safety advice, based on any potential fire risks that they may have identified during the check. You may also ask them any fire safety questions you may have.
Our staff will also fit as many smoke alarms as they think necessary. We currently provide British Standard smoke alarms with a sealed battery that should last 10 years in normal use.
As an option in certain premises, we may fit heat detectors. Our staff will ask you to sign an indemnity form for any alarms that they fit. By signing this you accept the responsibility for maintaining the alarms we have provided.

Who it is for?

The service is for residents of Buckinghamshire.

Where it is available?

Local service (Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks).

What it costs:

The Home Fire Risk Check, and any alarms we provide and fit during that check, are entirely FREE.

How to access or apply for it:

You can book a Home Fire Risk Check by ringing 01296 744477.

What to expect then:

Your local station will contact you to arrange an appointment convenient for you. There is a waiting list for this service because it is so popular. Thank you for your patience!

Additional information:

If you are deaf or hard of hearing you may well not be able to hear the smoke alarms that we fit during Home Fire Risk Checks. If that is the case we can still help provide you with an appropriate smoke alarm system. We will, with your consent, pass your details to the RNID who will arrange a hearing assessment for you. Subject to the results of that assessment, they will loan you a special smoke alarm system which is suitable for your needs.


Info last updated:

Brigade HQ, Stocklake, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1BD