Matches and lighters - fire safety advice

Every match or lighter can start a fire so please follow this advice to reduce chances of having a fire caused by matches or lighters.

  • Extinguish all matches properly

  • Keep all matches and lighters out of sight and reach of children

  • Refill your lighter away from naked flames and in a well ventilated area

  • In the event of a power cut, don't use matches or lighters as an alternative light of heat source

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