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Fire Safety Advice

This page aims to direct you to information you may need to consider in your fire risk assessment. There is also advice that may help you improve fire safety in your premises.

Carbon Monoxide

There have been several tragic incidents across Cornwall involving Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. As such, we have produced some additional guidance for members of the public.

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Concerns following Grenfell Tower

There has been much public concern about the Grenfell Tower fire. This page contains our guidance.

Electrical fire safety

Are any of the electrical products you use on the product recall list? These products include

  • washing machines
  • dishwashers
  • kettles
  • etc

This page provides information on how you can check your electrical appliances. It also has guidance on how to register them to keep you informed.

Emergency Plan

When the fire alarm sounds, everyone in the building should immediately follow the fire action plan. This page provides guidance on creating an emergency plan. It also explains the different types of evacuation strategies.

Emergency Water Supplies

Guidance on the requirements of emergency water supplies for fire-fighting. (Incudes mains size, flow and spacing).

Fire Service Access Requirements

Guidance on the access requirements for fire appliances and fire-fighting personnel. (This concerns the positioning of appliances with regard to a building.)

Farm Fire Safety

Don’t Become a Statistic!

Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire. Often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock.


Information and advice for retailers on selling fireworks.

Fire Safety Logbook

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have developed a fire safety logbook. It contains fire safety advice and record keeping forms to help you manage your premises.

Private Landlords

From 1st October 2015 new legislation comes into force for private landlords.  

Reducing False Fire Alarms

This page provides advice and guidance that could help you:

  • reduce/ eliminate the disruptive impact of false fire alarms
  • improve productivity
  • save money

Holiday Lets

Do you provide accommodation for paying guests such as:

  • using websites like AirBnB
  • renting out self-catering accommodation

If so, this page has been designed to help you. It can also be used by people who:

  • own small bed and breakfast (B&B's)
  • have inns with rooms

to provide guidance on how to comply with the Regulatory Refrom (Fire Safety) Order 2005.