Our aim is to make you safer in your home by providing safety services, advice and guidance. The information we provide here will help reduce the chance of a fire starting in your home and will teach you how to react if the worst occurs.
Always remember: If fire BREAKS OUT - GET OUT, STAY OUT AND CALL 999. Don't try to fight a fire yourself!
Each year, we are called to attend fires in homes in Westmeath.
Fire can take householders completely by surprise as it sweeps through homes destroying possessions and sometimes even life. And for the most part fires are preventable.
Safety in the home begins with a proper understanding of fire - how it starts and how to prevent it. Did you know that Smoke or Heat Alarm (465kB) costing less than €5 could save your life?
To find out ways of keeping you and your family safe download Fire Safety in the Home (446kB)
To ensure you are doing everything you can to prepare for every eventuality read this section.
You don't need to be an expert. Just think it through. How would you get everyone out at night? How would you get the kids out? How would granny cope? Planning an escape in the event of fire is essential wherever you are. It doesn't take long to make an escape plan and it could save your life and the lives of those you love. Make a plan now and make sure everyone knows it and practises what to do. Click here to make your escape plan.
Follow these simple routines and help protect your family, your home and yourself from fire.
Before you go to bed.