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Fire Safety

In Cornwall, we are committed to reducing fire deaths by ensuring that every home in the county has a working smoke alarm.

In this section you will find fire safety information and advice, to keep you safe in your local community.

For business owners, view our business fire safety pages.  They provide information on:

  • the current legislation
  • risk assessments
  • advice on protecting your building

Are you vulnerable in your home?

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Fire Safety at home

Over 80% of all casualties occur as a result of fires in the home. The majority of these fires are accidental and could have been prevented by following a few simple measures which help to reduce the risks.

View our safety information on the following to prevent a fire in your home:


Chimney fires


Electrical fire safety

Rented accommodation

Kitchen fires

Paraffin based skin creams

Smoke alarms

Fire safety outdoors

Fire Safety advice for when you and your family are outdoors

When you want to relax, the last thing you're probably thinking about is fire safety - especially when you're outdoors or away from home. But that's when accidents can easily happen, particularly if you're in unfamiliar surroundings.

View relevant safety information for you and your family when outside. 


Boat safety


Caravans and camping

Firework safety

Wheelie bin fires


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