When a crisis or emergency happens you know when you dial 999 we’ll respond. However, what most people don’t realise is that part of our job is to prevent accidents before they happen.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service undertake a number of activities, all aimed at making our Staffordshire communities safer and stronger. We know that responding to emergencies is our first duty but we also recognise we can help prevent fires in the home and at work - so hopefully you'll never need to dial 999.
We run a number of services designed to inform and help members of the community to protect their homes and business premises. Whether it’s educating children or raising awareness of road safety among drivers, we know that what we do can have a significant impact - reducing risk and saving lives.
In Staffordshire we have carried out more than 200,000 home fire risk checks but there are still plenty more to do.
These are designed to help people think about fire safety through reducing the risks in the home and installing free smoke alarms should the worst ever happen.
We know that the best form of defence is to be forewarned. That’s why smoke alarms and having a clear plan of what to do in the event of a fire is so important. We’re aiming to complete as many home fire checks as we can across the county. As part of our visit we’ll install smoke alarms free of charge in the best places around your home.
While fires can happen anywhere in the home, the kitchen is one of the areas where the chances of accidental fire increases. Our strategy is to inform and educate whilst providing real practical help to people across Staffordshire. We know that we can't prevent all accidents, but we do know that with your help we can try and make a difference to protecting lives.