Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service - Safety in your home

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is heavily involved in the prevention of accidents, particularly fires, in the home. In this section there is advice on how to take measures to minimise the fire risk in the home by following the links in the menu on the left.

Safe and Well Visit

Safe and Well Visits aim to help people live independently and deal with any potential fire hazards in their homes.

During the visit, we will carry out a home fire safety assessment, where we can help you design a fire escape plan so that you and your family will know how to react and escape if you have a fire.

We may also, where applicable, fit a 10 year powered sealed cell smoke detector free of charge after delivery of fire safety information.

We will also be providing an additional health questionnaire with simple questions on social wellbeing, preventing slips, trips and falls at home, and advice on where to get further support if you want to stop smoking or reduce your alcohol consumption.

You can get further fire safety information by completing the Safe and Well questionnaire, contacting 0800 358 4777 or emailing


If you have received a Home Fire Safety Check or Safe and Well Visit from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and your smoke alarm has stopped working, please contact Fire Angel on 0800 141 2561, from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or send an email to and they will arrange for a replacement smoke alarm to be delivered through the post. You would need to quote the serial and batch number from the back of your defective smoke alarm.