If you’re a smoker, we can support you with safety in your home.
Top safety tips for smokers:
- Please avoid smoking in bed.
Always use a proper ash tray.
When you’ve finished always fully stub out cigarettes.
Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
If you have oxygen aid – always remember never use your oxygen near a naked flame, including all forms of smoking and e-cigarettes, gas and electric cookers.
Follow our simple STEPS to feel ‘Safe and Well’
S is for SLIPS – Are there potential tripping hazards like loose carpets or misplaced cables?
T is for TEST – Is the smoke alarm working? Check this weekly. Do the batteries need replacing?
E is for ELECTRICS – Can you spot any hazards like overloaded sockets?
P is for POTS AND PANS – Does the oven or hob need a clean to reduce risk of a fire in the kitchen?
S is for SMOKING – Not smoking in the home is the best way of ensuring that children are not at risk of harm caused by tobacco smoke; however if you do smoke, make sure you always fully stub out cigarettes.
If you are unable to follow this advice, then please book a FREE Safe and Well Visit
- Call our Safe and Well Visit team on 0800 923 7000 during normal office hours
- or send an email
- or FILL OUT OUR ONLINE FORM and we’ll endeavour to contact you within 10 working days.
Our home safety officers or firefighters will visit your home at a time convenient for you, and together with you will tailor the visit to suit your needs and the type of property you live in. A typical free visit takes around 45 minutes and includes the fitting of free smoke alarms where necessary, as well as vital advice to help you stay safe and well.
How to refer someone else for a Safe and Well Visit:
If you have fire safety or other health concerns about anyone you know, you can make an enquiry to us – just click on the image above that reflects the person you may be thinking about to get advice on how they can stay safer – then if you think they need a visit give us a call or request a call back.
Before you make that enquiry, please speak to the person in the first instance to make sure they're happy for us to contact them to arrange a visit in their home. You may want to suggest they visit our site first for further information, or they may want to contact us themselves.
If you're a carer for someone and you would like to book them in for a visit:
Please call us on 0800 923 7000, or complete this form and we’ll endeavour to contact you within 10 working days.
Other information and support:
We want to keep you and your family safe. The best way to reduce fire risk is to stop smoking. There are local services available to support you if you are ready to quit.
If you live in Kent call 0300 123 1220 or visit
If you live in Medway call 0800 234 6805 or visit
Partner agency referrals
If you are a partner agency making a referral for someone else, find out more here and complete the agency referral form.
Meet the team who'll be visiting you and your home
Please note: our staff always carry official identification and you can contact us to check that they are a genuine employee of Kent Fire and Rescue Service.