London Fire Brigade

Preventing fires

There are a number of ways that a fire can start and the effects can be devastating. For example, Forty per cent of fire deaths in London result from fires in the home started by carelessly discarded cigarettes, cigars or tobacco.

How we live and the way we use equipment can significantly reduce the risk of a fire starting.

There’s no better way of dealing with a fire than preventing is from starting in the first place.

We offer free home fire safety visits, targeting vulnerable people most at risk and where appropriate we will fit a smoke alarm.