Fire Prevention and Safety

Be Fire Safe at School Programme

Local authorities, together with European partners, may run a programme to increase fire safety awareness among second level pupils.

Dangerous Substances Regulations Enforcement

Dangerous Substances Regional Offices regulate the storage of petrol, kerosene, diesel and other flammable liquids to ensure they are stored safely and do not cause a fire, safety, public health or environmental risk.

Fire and Emergency Awareness Initiatives

Local authorities run fire station open days and visit schools to raise awareness of the fire and emergency service. These visits also educate pupils about fire safety and prevention in their homes, schools and community.

Fire Safety and Prevention Initiatives

Local authorities run public awareness campaigns on the use of smoke alarms, preparing escape route plans and the safe use of electrical equipment to prevent fires.

Fire Safety Enforcement

Local authorities may take action against an owner or occupier of buildings or land that are potentially dangerous or may cause a risk in the event of a fire.

Fire Safety Guidelines

Local authorities prepare guidelines for property owners and occupiers on fire safety standards including identifying fire safety precautions, maintaining training records and inspecting fire safety active systems and first aid equipment.

National Fire Safety Week Initiative

Local authorities, together with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, run themed events during National Fire Safety Week. The events aim to raise awareness about fire safety and prevention in the home and community.

Primary Schools Programme

Local authorities run a programme to teach third class primary school children about fire safety in the home and community, and how to protect their families and homes from fires.