Fire safety

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Services (WSFRS) is an emergency department of West Sussex County Council (WSCC).

Fire risk assessments and fire safety advice

Adur & Worthing Councils provide commercial fire risk assessments and a fire safety advice service. These services are charged at cost, as below:

  • Fire risk assessments start from £350 plus VAT, depending on the building
  • Fire safety advice is charged at £95 plus VAT per hour

For full details and a breakdown of the prices see:

For a quote please contact:

Fire safety at home

Smoke alarms

The easiest way to protect your home and family from fire is by having a working smoke alarm. You are around eight times more likely to die in a fire in your home if there is no working smoke alarm.

  • Make sure you have at least one smoke alarm fitted on every floor of your home
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month

Make sure everyone knows what to do

  • Have a plan for how you'd leave your home if your smoke alarm goes off and make sure everyone in your home knows what it is, including children
  • Choose a second escape route, in case the first one is blocked
  • In case you are unable to leave the house choose a room (ideally with a window and access to a phone) to take refuge in - this is particularly important if anyone in your home has any mobility issues
  • Make sure children know your home's address in case they need to speak to the emergency services

Further information and advice:

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Page last updated: 04 May 2023

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