Home Safety Week

Home Safety Week

Home Safety Week will run from 1st-7th October and the focus is around detection in the home. NFCC are asking people to make sure they install detection systems which are appropriate for their family's needs.

Most homes have at least one smoke alarm, but as household have a wider range of gadgets and appliances which we have become evermore reliant on, having a smoke alarm may not be enough. At least one smoke alarm on each level should be the very bare minimum. We will encourage people to think about those areas in the home are used the most as these in turn are likely to be the higher risk areas and are likly to be the source of a fire. 

NFCC will also promote the installation of heat alarms in the kitchen and provide information on carbon monoxide detection for the various fuels types and appliances. Fire Service will back this information up with prevention messages for the home.

As Home Safety Week is held to coincide with the UN Day of the Older Person NFCC will be supporting the launch of a new free national education programme signposting older people to vital resources for themselves and their carers called Stay Safe.

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Home Safety Week is a chance for Fire and Rescue Services to work within their local communities and promote the help and services they have to offer to those people who may need it most.

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