Practical tips to keep safe (Surrey Fire and Rescue)

We are working in partnership with key organisations to make sure that vulnerable people 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 60 (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/community alarms linked to smoke alarms (which are connected to a 24 hour monitoring centre)
  • Hard of hearing equipment linked to smoke alarms including vibrating pads and strobe lights
  • Fire retardant bedding and furniture throws for reducing smoking risk
  • Cooker cut out systems to automatically turn cookers off
  • Bedroom door identification stickers to assist fire officers in the event of a fire
  • Portable sprinkler/misting units to extinguish a fire
  • Fixed sprinkler systems to extinguish a fire.

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