Most people who are killed or injured in fire are victims in their own homes and most of these fires are caused accidentally, so they could have been prevented. As with anything in life, prevention is better than cure.
Home Fire Safety Checks
We effectively reduce the threat of fire in the home by carrying out thousands of Home Fire Safety Checks each year. This free service is open to anyone living in Lancashire and includes advising people on what to do to take to make their home safer from fire and how to survive if a fire happens, including making an escape plan in advance and fitting ten-year smoke alarms. To book a Home Fire Safety Check call 0800 169 1125 or see our on-line information.
We are passionate about developing young people so that they can reach their full potential and make their best contribution to keeping Lancashire safer as they grow. We start early – at nursery level – and have educational and development programmes in place throughout different school curriculum stages; programmes targeted towards children and young people displaying concerning fire-related behaviour and work with young disadvantaged adults who can benefit from a close association with the Fire and Rescue Service through the Prince’s Trust TEAM Programme. For full information about our educational programmes see our section on ‘Developing Young People’.
Fire Safety Advice
We provide extensive advice on how to prevent fires from happening in your home which you can read on this website in our Safety section. It’s not complicated – most of it’s just common sense. But small changes really can make the biggest difference in improving your own safety.
Each fire and rescue service area has a dedicated Community Protection Manager who co-ordinates risk reduction in the districts they are responsible for. You can contact them directly for advice or to discuss any community safety issues.
We’re not legally required to carry out any preventative road safety work but for us it makes sense, our staff are often at the heart of rescue activity involving road traffic collisions and are often exposed to traumatic experiences as a result. We see it. We deal with it. We want to do it less. We are heavily involved in work with the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety and road safety, as a corporate priority, is set out in our Community Safety Strategy . For more information go to our community safety section of this website.