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Fire safety

Fire Kills Campaign

It only takes one accident to start a fire

As part of the Government's commitment to help prevent fatalities and injuries from accidental fires, the Home Office in collaboration with the National Fire Chiefs Council and local Fire and Rescue Services, runs the Fire Kills campaign to keep people safe in their homes.

The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of everyday fire risks that are present in the home and encourages all householders in England, particularly vulnerable people, to test their smoke alarms regularly.

For advice specific to you and your home, visit and complete your own home fire safety check.


How to keep safe

Fire safety

How to choose, fit and test smoke alarms

Know the risks and small changes you can make to stay safer.

Fire safety outdoors

How to barbecue, bonfire and enjoy fires in summer.

Fire safety for carers

Protecting those who are most at risk.

How to protect your rental property from fire

Legal requirements for landlords, freeholders and agents.

How to protect your business from fire

What you must do to protect customers, visitors and staff.


Saving lives through education

Fire safety in blocks of flats

Most fires in blocks of flats start within the individual flats themselves. If you live in a purpose-built block of flats, or you are responsible for one, find out what you can do to prevent fires and keep residents safe.