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Safety at Home

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s aim is to reduce deaths and injuries from fires, water, road traffic collisions and other emergencies.

We work with all of the communities we serve by raising awareness of fire, road safety and preventative measures.

Our aim is to help everyone to minimise the risk of fire and ensure that you know what to do if a fire should start.

  • Home Fire Safety Check We offer free home fire safety checks to residents that meet the criteria.
  • Smoke Alarms Make sure you're up to date with the latest smoke alarm safety advice.
  • Cooking How to protect you, your family and your home from a kitchen-related fire.
  • Electrical Electric cooking appliances cause the most accidental dwelling fires.
  • Smoking You can take the following simple steps to prevent a fire in your home.
  • Oxygen Users Read through the safety advice if you or someone you know is an oxygen user.
  • Emollient Creams Paraffin-based emollient in contact with dressing or clothing can catch fire.
  • Making an Escape Plan Making an escape plan in advance and practising it regularly can save lives.
  • High-Rise Living Advice Our advice to people who live in high-rise properties.
  • Sensory needs Listen to the following safety advice for sensory needs.