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Multi-Agency Referrals

It is our intention to work with other agencies to identify target areas within Berkshire. These agencies will be able to refer vulnerable groups for a home safety visit by a representative from the Fire and Rescue Service. Their home will be assessed for fire risk, with a view to fitting free smoke detector alarms if required. We will also discuss home escape plans and provide education advice to lower fire risk.

A vulnerable person is a person who is getting or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is, or may be unable, to take care of or protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation.


Not sure who to refer for a Home Fire Safety Check?

Can you answer 'YES' to any of the following?
  • The occupier is over 70 years of age.

  • The occupier has a physical disability or has mobility issues.

  • The occupier has any sensory impairment, audio or visual.

  • The occupier relies on assistance from external agencies to help them live independently in their own home.

  • The occupier has mental health problems, which may lead to unsafe practices with fire, cooking, heating or hoarding of combustible materials.

  • The occupier has learning difficulties or cognitive impairment that can lead to confusion.

  • There is evidence of burn marks on either bedding, furniture or carpets.

  • The person is returning from hospital and may be vulnerable to the risk of fire.

  • The person is physically unable to maintain their property in a safe condition through a lack of fire awareness or ability.
YES... The occupier is eligible for a Home Fire Safety Check, please...
Download a Multi-Agency Referral Form




NO... The occupier is not eligible for a Home Fire Safety Check. Please click the button for further information and downloadable resources...
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