Letterbox openings in doors provide easy access to the inside of properties and for some people, this can mean an increased risk of deliberate fire attacks. It’s terrible that this can happen, but special letterboxes are designed to reduce this risk.
People who are vulnerable to this kind of attack often include victims of domestic violence, hate crime or intimidation. If you are worried that you – or someone you care about – may be at risk, please contact us.
A fire reduction letterbox can significantly reduce the risk from a deliberate arson or fire attack, by helping to contain any ignitable materials put through a letterbox. It is still essential to have working smoke detection and to know what to do in the event of a fire (deliberate or accidental).
Our crews may recommend a special letterbox when carrying out a home fire safety visit or when attending an incident. We also receive referrals from partner agencies, and you can contact us directly.
If you’re eligible, we’ll fit a fire reduction letterbox for free.