Fire safety for people with disabilities
People with disabilities may require special support to keep them safe from fire.
A careful assessment of the fire detection and warning system, the means of escape provided, fire safety procedures, training and management of fire safety should be carried out.
Guides to support you
There are a number of guides to support those affected in this way, or those that care for them:
- Means of escape for disabled people (GOV.UK) - information on accessibility and means of escape for disabled people
- Fire Safety for Disabled People (GOV.UK) - fire safety tips for disabled people and those that care for them
- The Disability and the Equality Act 2010 - an Act that sets out the legal rights of disabled people.
Advice from us
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service can provide advice and guidance. If you, or someone you care for would like to find out more about how to prevent fires and protect yourself in the home, you can request a free Safe And Well Visit by a specially trained officer.
Please specify your particular needs on the form. Please also indicate whether you or the person you care for requires a chaperone.
We also provide further information about fire safety for vulnerable adults including the resources and services available to vulnerable people.