Fire Safety Campaign: It takes seconds...

A woman looks upset in front of wording 'It takes years to build the memories... and seconds for them to go up in flames'.
It takes years to build up memories – and just seconds for them to go up in flames – that’s the warning from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service in a new campaign which is aimed at helping people over the age of 60 keep themselves safer from fire.


Research has shown that if you are over the age of 60, you are more than twice as likely to be killed or injured in a house fire.


From 7 April, fire and rescue service staff, in uniform and carrying photographic ID badges, will be visiting people over 60 to offer home safety checks and fitting free smoke alarms where necessary.


Check out our latest campaign downloads and request a home safety check online.


Request a Home Safety Check

To request a Home Safety Check in your household, complete the Home Safety Check Request Form, alternatively you can contact - 0800 0327777.