Test your smoke alarm once at week

  • You need to test your smoke alarm once at week. Try to make it part of your household cleaning routine and test it on the same day every week.

  • There should be smoke alarms on every floor of your home and vacuum the alarm regularly to ensure the smoke alarm is kept free from dust.

  • If you are unable to fit smoke alarms yourself you can contact Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to request a free Home Safety Assessment (HSA).

What is a Home Safety Assessment?

Cheshire, Halton and Warrington residents can arrange for a firefighter or Community Safety advocate to come to their home and assess any fire hazards that they find.

Advice will be given on how to make the home safer, what to do in the event of a fire and what to do if you are trapped by a fire. A smoke alarm will also be fitted free if your house is without one, with an explanation on how to maintain it correctly.

More information about smoke detectors

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Six steps to fire safety

Here are the six important steps people can take to prevent fires from happening and also what to do to stay safe if one does break out: