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Fire Safety in Your Holiday Home

3 September 2020

As our climate changes, fire safety has become more and more important. Especially because most fires are preventable. Fires need three things; fuel, air and a spark to get them going. We can help prevent fires by handling litter responsibly, taking care while cooking, watching candles and ventilating holiday homes appropriately. Be careful when drying clothes, and install safety measures such as a working smoke alarm and fire extinguisher.

As responsible caravanners and campers, it is also important to take care with gas cylinders.

This infographic, created in conjunction with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue, covers some basic tips for fire safety in your holiday home.

Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Facts

  • The total number of fire safety audits has been declining since 2010/11 (by 43%).
  • In 2019/20, FRSs and their partners completed 581,917 HFSCs.
  • In 2018/19, 91 per cent of households owned a working smoke alarm.
  • There were 564,827 incidents attended by FRSs in 2017/18.
  • Fires where a smoke alarm was not present accounted for 25 per cent (7,807) of all dwelling fires.