Practical tips to keep safe (Surrey Fire and Rescue)

We are working in partnership with key organisations to make sure that those who are more at risk in Surrey are kept safe from fire.

Research has shown that people with one or more of the following issues are more at risk from fire:

  • over the age of 65 (risk increases with age especially age 75 and over and significantly increases over age 85)
  • live alone
  • suffer mobility or hearing loss issues
  • have mental health issues including dementia and memory loss
  • have a learning, physical, cognitive or sensory disability
  • have alcohol or drug dependency
  • smokers

Extra protection and support for vulnerable people

If you, a family member, or someone you care for, is considered more at risk of fire, because they are less able to notice or escape to safety when a smoke alarm goes off, then there's extra protection and support available across Surrey. This includes:

  • A safe and well visit
  • Telecare system:
    • Community alarms linked to smoke alarms (which are connected to a 24 hour monitoring centre)
    • Linked Alarms
  • Hard of hearing equipment linked to smoke alarms including vibrating pads and strobe lights
  • Fire retardant bedding and furniture throws for reducing smoking risk
  • 'Message in a bottle' information for first responders

Book your visit today or contact us to find out more.

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