Smoke alarms save lives
We want to make sure all homes in Kent and
Medway have working smoke alarms - it's the best protection you can
have against fire. That's why we offer free safety advice and
services to everyone.
Kirsty was at a friend's flat when a fire broke out, destroying
the staircase and trapping her upstairs as the fire spread. Here
she talks about her terrifying experience and how the toxic smoke
nearly took her life.
Direct video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtsHZHcVhP8
There is also a lot you can do to keep yourself (and your loved
By reading through the pages in this section (listed on the
right), you can find out more about your risk level. Or download
our 'Fire safety in your home' handbook in Adobe PDF
Speak to one of our home safety advisors today - call
freephone 0800 923 7000, or email us. All our sevices are
free of charge.
Did you know that just three breaths of fire smoke can be
fatal, even for a young and healthy adult?
Of course babies, children and older people are most at risk if
a fire breaks out in their home, as their bodies are even less
able to cope.
Direct video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0uDX9gEbs
The smoke produced by a house fire is far more dangerous than
the flames. It’s not like cigarette smoke or what you get from a
Look around your living room and kitchen and think about what
it’s all made of. It’s likely to be mostly plastics, and a lot of
When a house fire takes hold and these things burn, they produce
a range of poisonous chemicals.
There’s cyanide, hydrochloric
acid, sulphuric acid and even
chlorine gas. Deadly carbon
monoxide is one of the friendlier chemicals you’ll be