Fire safety for older people

Last updated: 7 June 2018

As you get older, the risk of fire in your home can increase.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service website gives information and advice on making sure older people's homes are protected against fire.

This includes advice on:

  • fitting and maintaining smoke alarms
  • staying safe in the kitchen
  • what to do if a fire starts
  • plug sockets
  • electric blankets and candles