Smoke Alarms – HFRS Information

In the year ending June 2019, 215 people nationally lost their lives due to a fire at home. You are around 8 times more likely to die from a fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm in your home.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue are working with Welwyn Hatfield residents to ensure that every resident has a working smoke alarm and is safe as possible within their property. By working together, we can all help prevent the risk of fire.

Would your smoke alarm save you?

  • working smoke alarms correctly positioned in your home can save your life
  • make sure you test your smoke alarms at least once a month
  • make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home, including in each bedroom
  • do not put a smoke alarm in a kitchen or bathroom
  • don’t ever paint over a smoke alarm
  • have a plan for how you’d leave your home if your smoke alarms go off, and make sure everyone in your home knows what it is

Do you rent your home?

  • landlords are legally required to install smoke alarms on every floor of the properties they let as living accommodation
  • you are responsible for making sure your smoke alarms are maintained – test them monthly

Are you a landlord?

  • you are legally required to install smoke alarms on every floor of a property you let as living accommodation

Concerned about yours or someone else’s home?

Please contact:

Hatfield Fire Station:            or 01707 346900

Welwyn Garden City Station: or 01707 343500

You can also contact them via:     Fire safety home visits, school visits and open days | Hertfordshire County Council