Together with our customers, we work to make our county even safer, helping people in their homes, places of work and education to lead safer lives.
Safety in the home
Home fire safety visit
A Kent Fire and Rescue Service free Safe and Well home visit means you can talk with one of our friendly Safe and Well officers in the comfort of your home. You’ll receive fire safety advice relevant to you and an opportunity to talk about any safety concerns you may have.
Home safety advice
Would you know what to do if there were a fire in your home? Do you have an escape plan? How often do you test your smoke alarms? You can find answers to these questions and much more in our home safety advice section.
Smoke alarms save lives. Learn about these, as well as other vital alarms, and why you should have them in your home.
Business safety advice
If you run a business or are a ‘responsible person’, you have a legal duty to ensure your business complies with the Fire Safety Order. Learn about your obligations and how our Business Safety Team can help and advise.
Fire risk assessments
Businesses are legally required to carry out a fire risk assessment. The type of assessment you need will depend on your type of business. Learn what you need to do and how we can help.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006 (the ‘Fire Safety Order’) requires all businesses to carry out and maintain a fire risk assessment. Kent Fire and Rescue Service will inspect your premises to check that you have carried out an assessment and complied with the Fire Safety Order.
Businesses must have appropriate fire safety precautions in place, including fire alarms. Learn about the requirement for alarms, reducing false alarms, and automatic fire alarms.
Licensing and licensed premises
Learn about the fire safety requirements for licenced premises, how to apply and the fire safety measures that need to be provided and maintained.
Event fire safety
If you are running an event, Kent Fire and Rescue Service can provide advice on the fire safety arrangements needed.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service attend around 1,000 road crashes every year, often having to cut victims free from wreckage. This is why we work closely with partners including other emergency services to help reduce the number of crashes and deaths. From educating young drivers to road safety for bikers, learn more about what we’re doing to help drivers stay safe.
Learn about Kent Fire and Rescue Service specialist water rescue crews, who is at risk and what you can do in an emergency.
Fire hydrants can be found on pavements, roads or in public spaces. They provide the water essential for firefighting which is why it’s so important to ensure they are maintained and working.
From keeping warm and driving during the winter, to staying hydrated and barbecuing safely in the summer, learn what you can do to help yourself and others stay safe.