Home safety - six steps to safety

Here are six important steps to stay safe at home:

  1. PLAN - plan your easiest escape route

  2. TEST - fit a smoke alarm and test regularly

  3. CHECK - check all appliances before going to bed or leaving the house

  4. CARE - never leave cooking unattended

  5. CLOSE - close doors at all times - this can prevent fire spreading

  6. CALL - get out and call 999 at the first sign of fire


6 Sense Leaflet - (new window 300 KB)


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Video - six sense - Home Safety Assessment - Video (opens in new window)

How safe is your home?

Complete our online home safety check and you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home.

Do the online home safety check

Safe and well visit

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a free 'Safe and Well Visit' for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.

Safe and Well Visits incorporate the traditional fire safety information (and smoke alarm fitting), but also offer additional advice on slips, trips, fall prevention and bowel cancer screening.

Book a Safe and Well Visit for over 65's

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Last updated: Thursday 14 September 2017