Special smoke alarm

Information for people with disabilities

If you have a disability, this doesn’t necessarily mean you are more likely to suffer a house fire.

However, there may be some extra advice you need to keep you safe, depending on your individual circumstances.

We strongly advise that you book a home safety check. We particularly advise this if you use oxygen for a medical condition. During a home safety check, a member of fire service staff will visit your home, check for safety hazards and fit smoke alarms for you if you need them.

We also fit special smoke alarms for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Some of our main fire safety information is available in British Sign Language, which you can view below

We’ve also worked with a local group called SpeakUp to put together a booklet to help people with learning disabilities understand how to stay safe from here. You can download the booklet here.

This content was last updated on May 16th, 2017