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On average 40 people die in the Republic of Ireland each year from fire.
Over 1,000 people suffer serious injuries from burns and smoke inhalation (HIPE & NPRS Unit ESRI*). In most of these incidents, a level of fire safety education and awareness could have prevented the fire or limited the damage.
This website contains the information you need so that you can take the necessary steps to ensure that you and your family are safe from the dangers and consequences of FIRE.
A fire in the home can have terrible consequences. These include:
- The possibility of fatalities or serious injury.
- The psychological trauma to the people involved
- The irretrievable loss of personal items such as photographs, letters, etc.
- The financial loss incurred by all of the damage.
The three Golden Rules to follow to ensure that you and your family are safe from fire are:
The best way to be "fire safe" is to make sure that fires never happen.
If a fire starts in your home, an early warning will give you maximum time to escape.
When you get a warning that there is a fire, you need to evacuate as quickly and efficiently as possible, using a pre-arranged evacuation plan.
(* Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Scheme and National Perinatal Reporting Unit, ERSI)
- Fire Safety in the Home - booklet (pdf, 6,392 kb)
- Fire Safety in the Home (pdf, 2,035 kb)
- Fire Safety in the Home (Polish) (pdf, 358 kb)
- Fire Safety in the Home (Latvian) (pdf, 751 kb)
- Fire Safety in the Home (Lithuanian) (pdf, 759 kb)
- Fire Safety in the Home (Chinese - Mandarin) (pdf, 1,287 kb)
- Fire Safety in Flats/Apartments (pdf, 3,482 kb)
- Fire Safety in Caravans (pdf, 5,404 kb)
- Fire Safety for the Elderly (pdf, 2,089 kb)
- Smoke/Heat Alarms (pdf, 1,603 kb)
- Fire Safety for Farms and Rural Areas (pdf, 981 kb)
- more publications
- 01/10/12: O'Dowd Launches National Fire Safety Week
- 23/12/11: Minister Hogan highlights the importance of fire safety at Christmas.
- 22/12/10: Finneran urges fire safety for Christmas
- 04/10/10: Finneran Launches Fire Safety Week