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.
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.
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.
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.