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Did you know that smoke alarms alone aren't enough? Everyone also needs a heat alarm in the kitchen, and some people need extra support. If you – or a family member – has a condition that may prevent or delay escape if there is a fire, you may need a specialist alarm system and advice to consider what to do in the event of a fire.
We can help you find the right approach for your home with a Fire Safety Visit – we'll even fit free smoke alarms if yours aren't up to scratch yet!
Most fires at home start accidentally – and the effects can be devastating. A fire detection system (that's smoke and heat alarms to most of us!) provides an early warning – and time to escape – that really does save lives.
Smoke alarms detect smoke – fit them in all rooms where a fire might start. But in smoky or steamy rooms like your kitchen or bathroom, a heat alarm is more suitable. These alarms go off when the room reaches a certain temperature. They are just as easy to fit as smoke alarms, and you can buy them from as little as £10 from DIY stores and online.
A couple of hours – and not much money – is all you need to get an appropriate fire detection system in place. It's well worth spending the time, as an early warning really can save your life.
Regular smoke and heat alarms aren't suitable for everyone, and not everyone can respond or escape quickly if there's a fire. However, there are different kinds of fire detection and prevention systems available to help keep everyone safe.
Some people need extra attention because of their circumstances or lifestyle. There are three ways you can be vulnerable:
If you – or anyone you live with – is a vulnerable person, please get in touch and organise a free home fire safety visit. We can help you work out the right fire detection system for the circumstances, and help you get it installed.
Depending on what you or the vulnerable person needs, this might include:
Though we don't fit all of these systems for you, we can put you in touch with the right experts to get what you need installed.
A free home fire safety visit is a good way to get expert advice on fire detection, and learn ways to stay fire safe