The National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) is highlighting the importance of fire safety within the home during Home Fire Safety Week which runs from 13th June – 19th June. The campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage people to assess the fire safety risks in their home, ensuring they have appropriate and adequate fire detection and fire safety products in place should a fire occur.
The latest Fire data released by the Home Office shows that in 2021 fire fatalities in dwelling fires rose by 19%, an increase from 176 in 2020, to 210. All fatalities caused by fire went up by 27% on the previous year, from 220 to 280.
Fire and Rescue Services attended 555,358 incidents in the year ending December 2021, which was a five per cent increase compared with the previous year at 528,616. With the exception of the second quarter in 2017 when the fire at Grenfell Tower happened, the last three months in 2021 was the worst quarter for fire fatalities in dwelling fires since 2008
Every year, over half of accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity. The majority of these are caused by electrical products being either misused or faulty. Read our blog for more specifically how to avoid electrical fires.
No-one expects to have a house fire, but the uncomfortable truth is that it happens. The tragedy is that often with just a few simple and relatively inexpensive pieces of equipment, that family heartbreak is avoidable.
Firechief’s Home & Leisure range is designed to reduce and cover the multiple fire risks that are found within the home, including kitchen fires, overheating electrical appliances, open fires, stoves and chimneys, faulty electrical wiring, candles, barbeques and many more. The range includes high-performance fire extinguishers, fire blankets, first aid kits, fire escape ladders and Lith-ex fire extinguishers for your home and leisure time.
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