Safer Home Visits

What does it do?

Is your home safe from fire?
The best way to save a life is to prevent a fire in the first place and homes across the county are benefiting from a Safer Home Visit carried out by the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. The checks involve a community safety practitioner visiting your home and giving advice, as well as fitting smoke alarms where necessary. Any resident within
Suffolk can request one and they are completely free of charge.
* We will provide and install FREE 10-year smoke alarms where necessary.
* Give life saving advice in the event of a fire in your home.
* How to make a fire escape plan for you and your family.
* Practical advice on identifying fire hazards in the home.
All home fire safety checks are carried out by employees of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service who will show identification.

Who it is for?

Home Fire Safety Checks or advice are available by request to residents of Suffolk.

Where it is available?

Local service (Forest Heath, Ipswich, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk Coastal, Waveney, Babergh, Mid Suffolk).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

To obtain a safer home visit, please contact us on 01473 260588 or enter your details online.

Additional information:

A safer home visit will involve a visit from a community safety practitioner at a convenient time for you. The practitioner will use a simple questionnaire to look at potential problem areas in your home and offer advice on the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms. They will also give guidance on how to stay safe from fire including kitchen hazards, safe disposal of smoking materials, candles, heaters, electric blankets and dangers from harmful substances. The safer home visit focuses on the three key areas of fire safety - Prevention, Detection and devising an Escape Plan.


Info last updated:

Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX