Since May 2021, nine people sadly died in accidental house fires across Derbyshire. The majority of these fatal fires took place in the home of someone over the age of 60 and living alone.
By working together, we can reduce fire deaths and injuries of vulnerable people.
15 minutes to save a life campaign
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s fire safety campaign is called ‘15 Minutes to Save a Life’ – the time it takes to complete a do-it-yourself home fire safety check.
Fifteen minutes is all it could take to protect someone you care about from the risk of a fatal accidental house fire.
To support the campaign, you can download posters and leaflets.
Information for professionals
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to working with professionals who support vulnerable adults and children. They welcome referrals for safe and well checks from any professional who has concerns about an occupier or property where fire risk is a concern.
The safe and well visit referrals: information for partner agencies video gives an overview of what Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service can offer to support our communities and the most vulnerable to help keep them safe from fire in their homes.
British Sign Language information about fire safety in the home
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has a British Sign Language (BSL) video that provides advice on measures that can be taken to reduce fire risks in the home. It takes you through general fire safety advice and specialist information such as smoke alarms for those hard of hearing.