People who live alone are nearly 4 times more likely to die or be seriously injured in a fire. In the past five years alone there have been 741 accidental house fires in properties where the occupier lived alone and was aged 45 plus. Sadly 13 of these fires proved fatal. Throughout the year we will be offering fire safety advice on a range of topics in an attempt to reduce the number of incidents involving people who live alone.
We are focusing on home safety advice during this period which includes smoke alarms, preparing an escape plan, bedtime routine and what to do in the event of a fire.
Those who live alone are nearly 4 times more likely to be seriously injured or die in a fire.
Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire and time to escape. Follow this advice:
For more information please visit our smoke alarms page.
You need to know how to get out of your home safely if there is a fire.
Follow these tips on how to make an escape plan:
You are more at risk from a fire when asleep. It is therefore a good idea to check your home before you head to bed. Use this quick checklist every night:
If there is a fire in your home get out, stay out, call 999.
If your escape route is blocked:
Tips for cooking safely
Find out how to make cooking safely your new habit.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a Safe and Well visit for those residents who qualify to ensure they are safe at home. For those that do not fit the criteria, a tailored help and advice service is offered instead.
Staffordshire residents who may be eligible for a Safe and Well visit are:
For Safe and Well advice and guidance contact the Contact Centre on 0800 0241 999.
Residents who are deaf or hard of hearing can text a request or enquiry to the following telephone number - 07528 983 101.
For more information please visit our Safe and Well Service page.