Fire safety in the home

Don't be left asking 'why me?'

photo of fire investigator surveying the aftermath of a house fire

In Cambridgeshire there are more than 200 accidental fires in people's homes each year. These have resulted in homes and treasured possessions being destroyed, people being injured, and tragically, in some cases people have lost their lives.

Most people are aware of the dangers of fire but often think 'it won't happen to me'. The reality is that it could happen to anyone.

The majority of accidental house fires could have been prevented by people taking a little more care to minimise the risks of fire in their home or by being more careful. In many cases, damage could have been reduced if smoke alarms had been present or working properly, as an earlier warning could have meant fire crews were alerted earlier.

The advice in this section will help you protect yourself and your family from fire. And if a fire does occur, you can learn about what you need to do to help you and your family get out quickly and safely. 

But if you do nothing else, install a smoke alarm.  A FREE home fire safety check may also be available to you. This is where we visit your home, offer fire safety advice and fit free smoke alarms where needed. Requests are prioritised according to individual risk.

Take action today, and don't be left asking 'why me?'.

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