West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has pioneered community fire prevention programmes and offers a Safe and Well Visit service to help you make your home safe and minimise the risk of a fire.
During a Safe and Well visit to your home, the fire prevention officers will:
- Accompany you to assess fire safety in every room in your property
- Identify and make you aware of the potential fire risks in your home
- Make sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
- Help you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future
- Ensure you have a working smoke alarm, and ensure you know how to test and maintain it
- Assess the need for free interventions to help you reduce the risk of fire in your home
- Refer you (with your permission of course) to agencies that may offer further help to keep you safe and well.
They also offer advice, if needed on stopping smoking, falls prevention and staying warm.
Safe and Well visits are aimed at more vulnerable people in our community. They assess all referrals to prioritise those who are most at risk of fire. To find out if you are eligible, complete the form below.
Or try their free interactive online quiz to help you conduct your own fire safety check.
Take the quiz to see how “fire-safe” you are
Find out more about how to stay safe from fire in the home.
Read the home fire safety advice leaflet
60% of non-fatal injuries from fire occurred as a result of a fire that started in the kitchen.
Read the tips on preventing a fire while cooking.
About West Yorkshire Fire Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is an independent body with a legal duty to provide a fire and rescue service that meets the needs of local communities. It also has responsibilities regarding the enforcement of fire prevention, petroleum and explosives legislation.
The authority serves a population of more than two million spread over an area of almost 800 square miles. Fire cover is provided 24-hours per day, every day of the year.