Older people

Be a good citizen and look out for elderly relatives and neighbours over the festive period.

We all know older people who are at risk – it could be a grandmother, aunt, friend or neighbour. 

Year on year, the festive and New Year period sees a peak in deaths and injuries resulting from house fires.  SFRS offer a free service that can help protect those people most at risk.  Many of us know a friend, relative or neighbour, often someone living alone, who could be vulnerable from fire. 

Our campaign calls on local people to Join Scotland’s Fight Against Fire.  You can help us prevent fire deaths and injuries by making sure that you or someone you know gets a Home Fire Safety Visit.

Arranging a Visit is easy:    

A Home Fire Safety Visit from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will help make sure your home is as safe as it can be. We'll help you sort out a fire escape plan and provide information about smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms. The process only takes about 20 minutes, and their advice and help could save your life.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are here to serve and protect.  Our firefighters will visit anyone at risk from fire at a time that suits, day or night.  But we need you to contact us.  Tell us about someone at risk before it’s too late.